I just returned for a short, but busy, weekend trip down to Oregon. We met up Saturday evening with Ar'alani who, after dinner in Pacific City, let us on a short hike up to Cape Kiwanda State Park. Clouds had rolled in early in the evening making sunset itself a non-event. But we took some time to explore a bit of the great coastline and inlets of this small park as the light faded.
As we were wrapping up my wife pointed out to me that a thin band of light that we'd noticed earlier was still lighting up just on the distant horizon. It seemed that the small patch of light in the clouds the horizon was just faintly lighting the ocean in the distance and I thought the effect was quite striking, albeit subtle. My last couple shots were from the Cape just shooting out to the horizon to catch this faint band of light. The result is a much more 'minimalist' photo that I typically produce, but hopefully it works.
Thanks again to Ara for meeting us out at the coast and showing us around, and thanks to my wife for drawing my attention to this cool light on the horizon.
Nikon D90 | Nikon 18-200VR@95mm | f/9 | 20s | ISO200 | Tripod
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