Coalcliff Pastels…

These are a few images from a trip down the coast with some of my fellow exhibitors. These Coalcliff pastels were out in force this evening even tho we hadn’t planned to shoot sunset. The plan was to shoot some light painted night images. Looking east out over the ocean with high cliffs behind us to the west usually isn’t typically good for sunset photography. There must have been some cloud out to the west producing these nice pastels in the opposite direction out to sea.

Pastel Paradise

Pastel Paradise

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 38 mm, 2 sec at f/11, ISO 800 x 4 Frames

This four (horizontal) frame stitched panorama gives a good sense of the view from on the large rock shelf to the south of Coalcliff just before the Seacliff Bridge. The lovely Coalcliff pastels fill the sky from side to side.

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger Click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

This one is looking south along the coast past the Seacliff Bridge.

Cliff by the Sea

Cliff by the Sea

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 27 mm, 2 sec at f/11, ISO 800

Note in this shot and the panorama before I’ve bumped the ISO to 800 in an attempt to shorten the shutter. In this case 3 stops from about 15 seconds down to 2 seconds. This is so that I retain some of that texture and ropiness in the moving water. Instead of the water going all misty and foggy.

With the sun now dipped over the horizon behind us it’s time for a little long exposure love before it gets really dark.

Pastel Paving

Pastel Paving

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm, 62 sec at f/11, ISO 400