10 Oct 17 About 4 years ago one of the individuals whose work I was following announced he had a new program based on the Zone System that he was about to release and was looking for a few individuals to evaluate it. If anyone was interested in participating they were to send him a copy of their portfolio for evaluation before being given permission to participate. I emailed back that I was interested, provided a link to the blog, and received confirmation of acceptance in less than 30 minutes. Since that time I've been working with Blake as a reviewer and tester for all his software releases. We've never met but we have been corresponding back and forth ever since. Tomorrow he will be presenting at Creative Live in Seattle and I've been invited to sit in the studio audience and participate. As the invitees are generally limited to something like 8 individuals I feel quite honored; to say the least I'm really looking forward to the day. All this to say I may get home rather late Tuesday so Wednesday's mailing could be late. Now those of you familiar with where we reside are aware that we are easy walking distance to a nice beach - Eglon - on Puget Sound and one which is frequently visited, as are we being so close, by fog. A couple of you are aware of just how much I like working in the fog as I feel it adds a little mystery to the subject no matter what it may be. This is a shot taken on the beach about 20 feet form the parking area and is a location that as a child I spent some amount of time playing when visiting my grandparents. Now the area is claimed as private property but I go there anyway since it wasn't treated as such by the owners when I was a youth. Plus the current owner is a member of Jan's Bible study group. The original capture was nicely but not heavily foggy so I've added a little atmosphere to the scene. But all the elements in it are what is there naturally. If you visit we can go see it in person either on foot or via vehicle.
The base image was cropped some for effect, given a freehand vignette which was first used to darken the outside and then inverted to apply a creative effect, and then converted to B&W. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture priority; ISO 250; 1/160 sec @ f / 7.1.
Daily Image - Oct 2017 Archive