Critique Welcomed La Jolla Cove

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Chris Dodkin, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Up and about before it was light this morning. Drove down to La Jolla to find it shrouded in early morning fog.

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    Break in the Fog - X-Pro1 and 23mm lens @ f/16 - 10 sec exposure with 3 stop ND filter

    As dawn got closer, the fog began to push back out to sea.

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    Fishing from the Break - X-Pro1 and 23mm Lens @ f/16

    Then, almost simultaneously, all of the gulls who had been roosting on the beach overnight took off towards the ocean.

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    Early morning Flight - X-Pro1 and 23mm Lens @ 1/4000 f/1.4

    Eight minutes later, the sun broke through and the fog cleared the coast

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    First Light - X-Pro1 and 23mm Lens @ f/8

    Time to pack-up and head back - just one more shot to take

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    Rusty Rail - X-Pro1 and 23mm Lens @ f1/4
     
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  2. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Out early to release the DSGs more like. Either way, what a fabulous set. What shutter speed did you achieve with the 3ND and f/16 Chris?
     
  3. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Thanks Pete - DSGs dispatched and already sending in imaging data! :D

    Using the 3-stop ND got me down to 10 seconds - enough to smooth out the ocean a little
     
  4. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Similar early AM for and clearing up this way Chris. But I was trapped inside watching the Newcastle-Liverpool game. (Maybe tomorrow I'll get out early.)

    Wonderful set. I can't help but think that La Jolla isn't often seen in B&W photos. Certainly I've never seen one.
     
  5. Glenn Clabo

    Glenn Clabo Well-Known Member

    Wonderful set Chris. Love the B&W work.
    There really is something about the human attraction to ocean isn't there.
     
  6. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    I like the DSG release shot in BW in particular, atmospheric. Good to see your early morning paid off.
     
  7. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Trapped eh Brian! :D
     
  8. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Thanks Glenn - having lived in the middle of the UK for most of my life, moving to the Pacific Coast has been quite a revelation
     
  9. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    His missis is a harsh task mistress to be sure. One has to feel sorry for him! ;)
     
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  10. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Thanks Paul - Nearly missed that shot, as I was busy playing with narrow DOF and the railing - then they all just took off!

    So it was a quick swing around and snap - still at f/1.4 - so I feel lucky to have got anything!
     
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  11. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I was wondering why you'd chosen such a wide aperture. Even DSGs aren't that fast surely! ;)
     
  12. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    That information is classified Pete - If I told you..... etc :D
     
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  13. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Really nice shots, Chris. I have an auntie who lives in La Jolla, but she never told me it is black and white until the sun comes out, then everything turns coloured. How strange! Love the rust!
     
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  14. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Maybe she hasn't realised! ;)
     
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  15. Peter McCullough

    Peter McCullough Well-Known Member

    Chris;

    Fantastic set of images, the mono's really work for me -- wOw. Early morning flight in mono is superb, great capture and photography!!!!!
     
  16. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Thanks Rob - can't believe your aunt never mentioned the B&W/Color thing - everyone round here knows it! ;)
     
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  17. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Thanks Peter - as much as I love color - I think I like B&W more
     
  18. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    DOF? No doubt a Dodkin Overwatch Ferret, another critter trained to watch your back while your busy looking through the viewfinder. Clever man Chris, clever man.
     
  19. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I noticed a rustling in the undergrowth earlier today...

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  20. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now :)
     

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