Washington Ocean and Rain Forest

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by james thiel, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. Well, I have wanted to visit second beach on the Washington Coast for a sunset picture for a long time. We finally got a chance two weeks ago after spending a few nights at the ocean and Lake Quinalt. These were all shot with the D2X. The last image was from last Sunday at Mt Rainier.

    The sunset picture was just sent off to be printed large. It was altered from the one here. I did a little curves adjustment to bring a little more detail to the water. I wish we could have stayed a little longer after sunset in order to get the afterglow, but we had to hike back to the car before it got too dark out.

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    This one is from the beach before the sun went down. It is also at second beach.

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    Then we went to Lake Quinalt. These waterfalls were from a couple hikes we took.

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    This was from the waterfall just down the road from Paradise. This was taken last Sunday.
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  2. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Hey Jim,

    Each image is so awesome, but that first one.....WOW! Wonderful stuff!!!
     
  3. Thanks Frank. I was happy to have the first one turn out as that was why we went to the ocean and this beach. It was my first attempt at a sunset with the D2X so I was not sure how it would come out.
     
  4. abek

    abek Guest

    Beautiful! The sunset shot with the sun shining through the opening in the rocks is outstanding. Great captures.
     
  5. dbirdsong

    dbirdsong Guest

    Very nice photos Jim...
    Love the sunset
     
  6. Nice shots. A little niggle in the first one is that the horizon doesn't appear to be straight.
     
  7. Nice series, but luv #1 !!!
     
  8. Greg

    Greg

    909
    Apr 5, 2005
    Fayetteville, TN
    These are all very good. I envy you for your shooting options.

    Well done.
     
  9. SRA

    SRA

    Jul 29, 2005
    Orem, Utah
    As I perused your stunning images my daughter, from over my shoulder, remarks... maybe you should ask these guys for advice.
     
  10. Thanks all for your kind words. Scott, the best advise is to be surrounded by such beauty. Seeing that your from Utah, you must have some great locations as well. Washington is truly a beautiful spot, especially on those rare days when the sun shines!!!
     
  11. Wonderful images, James! Yes, that first one should be hung on a wall, no doubt about it. Love the waterfall pics.
     
  12. hans

    hans

    827
    Feb 5, 2005
    The Netherlands
    James,the first is an eye catcher great work
     
  13. Terri French

    Terri French

    May 5, 2005
    Idaho
    Very nice. My favorite are the two beach shots--especially the sunset. Can you tell me what settings you used on these two? I'm always trying to learn from other's great photos.

    Thanks.
     
  14. Thanks Sandi, Hans and Terri for your kind words.

    Terri the settings for the first picture are as follows:
    Date/Time 16-Jul-2005 09:03:19
    Make Nikon
    Model NIKON D2X
    Flash Used No
    Focal Length 28 mm
    Exposure Time 1/90 sec
    Aperture f/11
    ISO Equivalent 100
    Exposure Bias -1/3
    White Balance (-1)
    Metering Mode matrix (5)
    JPEG Quality (6)
    Exposure Program aperture priority (3)

    And the second one is:
    Date/Time 16-Jul-2005 07:46:46
    Make Nikon
    Model NIKON D2X
    Flash Used No
    Focal Length 21 mm
    Exposure Time 1/320 sec
    Aperture f/9
    ISO Equivalent 100
    Exposure Bias -1/3
    White Balance
    Metering Mode matrix (5)
    JPEG Quality (6)
    Exposure Program aperture priority (3)
     
  15. Jim -

    Excellent shots, all. In addition to a curves adjustment, I probably would have to agree with Justin that the horizon appears to be tilted (which it may not have been given where you were standing, but it appears that way) in the first one.

    You certainly live in a wonderfully scenic area! Glad you shared these.
     
  16. Nice series as the others have mentioned it seems you are suffering from the same aliment I have. You sure do live in a beautiful area thanks for sharing
     
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