Back in my native California again, here is a view of the Pacific Ocean near Pt. Mugu rock along PCH 1. Taken near sunset, there were no pretty colors in the sky this evening so I opted for a wave and rock photo. Pt. Mugu rock is behind me in this photo. The word Mugu is derived from the Chumash Indian word muwu or 'beach'.
Please enjoy my photo....
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SnapRJW (23678) 2013-10-14 21:58
Hello Karen - I was looking through your gallery when this came up. I like it a lot. The monochromatic palette is beautifully understated and encourages me to look at all the textural detail in your composition. I think the water had been captured really beautifully; it gives the shot dynamism and also contrast with the rounded pebbles and sand. I'm impressed with your choice of FL and aperture. Combined they have given the shot an interesting look which I like. I'm going to have a go at trying out this combination. Have a great day. Rosemary
EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-10-15 8:45
I think Rosemary has said it all, and better than I could have. An excellent demonstration of these techniques, Karen!
danos (78124) 2013-10-19 7:53
great the seascape scenery with the use of the 1/3 secs to makes it even more effective and unique.I like the B/W format with the rocks on the foreground to enhance even more the beauty of the image.
photoray (6690) 2013-10-20 19:21
Fine end-of-the day vision of the beach with the moving cloud like water over the rocks. And no crowds here.
And have you noticed the huge amount of tv commercials shot at Point Mugu and along the PCH?
In the movie, Hitchcock, they used the lifeguard house at Sycamore Cove beach, for Alfred's wife's rendezvous place for her affair.
PS: Go ahead and create a Ghost Town and Cabins "group". I am not certain on how to do it, but I will definitely support you. So let me know?
ourania (18672) 2013-10-27 6:35
a lovely composition of details that render elegantly and effectively the bigger picture of the beach and its mood. I like very much the way you combined the rocky beach with the motion of the water. You've moderated the dynamism of the wave in a wonderful way. I also like the textures and how you kept the surrounding tones subdued so that the luminosity of the surf has a great impact. The mood created by the scene, its light and colours is captivating. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great Sunday,
- Copyright: Karen Abel (kabel) (1257)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-13
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 7000 Digital SLR, 18-105 mm f3.5-5.6 DX VR Nikkor
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/3 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Seascapes, Coastal Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-14 21:40