Mary Ann Carrasco  

Northern California Coast by Mary Ann Carrasco

May 2022 - Northern California Coast

May 2022 - Mary Ann Carrasco


About the Image(s)

This was taken on the northern CA coast in March 2022 on a very foggy day. I liked how the clouds looked and the layers in this scene of the sky, rock formations, sea and then the sand with tracks. I used the Nikon D500 with the tamron 18-400 lens. The settings were 1/1600; f/11; 55mm; ISO 100. I edited in photoshop and silver efex pro. I look forward to your comments/suggestions.

6 comments posted

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
This is a lovely scene and I like your decision to make it monochrome. I like the feeling of solitude. For my taste, this is a little dark.   Posted: 05/12/2022 19:23:00
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Mary Ann Carrasco   Mary Ann Carrasco
Thank you Cindy for your comments. I do like your version. I tend to take images darker and then never seem to bring it up enough in post processing. I need to work on that.   Posted: 05/16/2022 16:02:32

Karl Hokanson   Karl Hokanson
Probably my computer and eye but I don't read the fog. For solitude I would look for no tracks which I expect is pretty rare on a California beach. I agree that making it a monochrome and your editing wass a good choice. Have you ever tried a version with less beach and more sky (assuming you can get more layering in the clouds).
  Posted: 05/15/2022 16:01:16
Mary Ann Carrasco   Mary Ann Carrasco
Karl, thank you for your comments and suggestions. I will have to give it a try.   Posted: 05/16/2022 16:03:27

Lorna Zaback   Lorna Zaback
Mary Ann, I really like the monochrome version of this and, although I like the sombreness of the dark exposure, I might try bringing up the shadows in the rocks just a little for more detail. The panoramic crop works well, although it might be interesting, if possible, to include a touch more sky. I actually like the footprints in the sand - they add texture to the foreground and give a sense of quiet at the end of the day (after all those beachcombers have gone home).   Posted: 05/16/2022 14:30:06

Mary Ann Carrasco   Mary Ann Carrasco
Lorna, thank you for your comments and suggestions. I do have a tendency to leave the images on the dark side and I need to work on that!   Posted: 05/16/2022 16:04:17


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