This photo was taken on an early walk on Rialto Beach in Olympic National Park in Washington State, USA. This photo was processed in an HDR program.
About this photo: On our last day in Olympic National Park we spent most of the afternoon at Rialto Beach where we walked to "Hole in the Wall" at low tide. When the sun was starting to go down, we settled ourselves at some logs on the beach to enjoy the sunset. My eye fell on this huge log sitting on the beach with a big hole in it...I decided I'd have a closer look and noticed you had a nice little view through this natural window. I just had to take a photo of it!
*Camera Model: Sony DSC-H5
*Focal Length: 6mm
*Exposure Time: 1/125 sec.
*ISO Speed: ISO-125
*Exposure Program: Aperture Priority (A)
*Exposure Compensation (E/V): -0.7 step
I used a polarizing filter for the original photo and then processed it in an HDR program. I also ran this photo through NeatImage to get rid of accessive noise.
Thank you for dropping by!
Some information on Rialto Beach: Rialto Beach is one of the most accessible of the West End beaches. It is also one of the most popular beaches on the Olympic Peninsula. Rialto Beach boosts some of the most awesome views of the Pacific Coast. Just a few miles away from the small town of La Push, Rialto Beach is an easy hike, with Hole-in-the-Wall a popular destination.
Rialto Beach starts at the mouth of the Quillayute River and extends 6.5km/4mi past sea stacks and tide pools. The winter months bring heavy storms which can be enjoyable to watch, as well as rewarding. As the beach turns northward, Cake Rock is the massive sea stack that rises far up out of the churning sea. Dahdayla Island is also a sight to see but is much closer to the beach. It is recommend coming at low tide, but you can traverse the beach quite nicely no matter what tide it is.
Some information on Olympic National Park: Olympic National Park is located on the Olympic Peninsula west of Seattle and in the most north western corner of the mainland of the USA. This park is such a diverse and amazing place to visit. No wonder they say it's 3 parks in one! You can enjoy the amazing surf and beautiful beaches, you will see a spectacular alpine country dotted with sparkling lakes, lush meadows, glaciers, waterfalls and North America's finest temperate rain forest.
Olympic National Park is a wilderness park with much of its interior accessible only by trail. A variety of roads lead off the major Highway (101) to various destinations around the park. There are several scenic drives including the drive to Hurricane Ridge, along the Pacific Coast and through the forested valleys of the Sol Duc, Hoh and Quinault Rivers. This all provide glimpses of Olympic National Park's diversity.
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PoorColdBoy (907) 2010-01-20 21:32
What a magnificent photo you've posted! I love the texture of the wood, and the image of the island within the huge wooden frame. This was well-thought-out, and the exposure was perfect. Excellent job.
phwall (6785) 2010-01-20 22:08
Well spotted, using the driftwood is a great idea.
I'm not too much of a fan of HDR but what I like here is the texture of the driftwood, it looks fantastic. The gnarled wood creates so many different shapes and forms.
Yes, good work.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-01-20 22:17
A good peep through the log, on such a shot it is a challenge to have fore and background sharp due to close focusing and distance between them, hdr made foreground noisy but in an acceptable range
Have a nice day JY
InasiaJones (31562) 2010-01-20 22:25
I think you have to re-edit your note with proper codes so all the following text and comments will not be slanted.
Intriguing in post-stamp size, very cool in full size, I think it's a very interesting photo, taking advantage of the beautiful and naturally carved log. The warm yellow tones are attractive too.
danyy (0) 2010-01-20 22:31
Superbe fenêtre naturelle Ann,
et les couleurs sont vraiment séduisantes.
J'admire aussi la finesse des détails à l'avant plan.
De très belles lumières aussi bien équilibrées et de la profondeur, tout pour rendre l'oeil heureux.
carper (96) 2010-01-20 22:39
zeer fraai Ann,
bijzonder mooie doorkijk het geeft bijna een 3D effect, goed foto werk hier. prettige dag
batalay (37197) 2010-01-20 23:16
This is a surpassing shot, with the old "natural window" framing the distant rocky outcropping. The colors and textures are perfectly depicted. The note is highly informative and much appreciated.
Warm regards from Virginia,
CLODO (32530) 2010-01-21 0:12
What a splendid framing you have! All the shot is sharp even with a wide aperture and you managed very well the light in order to get details even in the shadows (thank you HDR).
Good job my friend!
danos (91040) 2010-01-21 0:35
very nice and spectacular view through this old and dead trunk of the tree.I like the warm colours of the light that make,especially the sky,so attractive and creative. Informative your note too.
Buin (42362) 2010-01-21 0:42
This photo doesn't need much words. Perhaps only marvellous, breathtaking and fascinating. Congrats to this one. A photo to marvel ...!
Greetings from cold Germany!
wolf38 (31284) 2010-01-21 3:02
Hello Ann. Your Photo is an excellent piece of art. Composition, light and colors are best. Through the window you can look into a wonderful world. Very nice. Regards, Wolfgang.
afroditi (731) 2010-01-21 4:50
Beautiful composition of picture and colours!Nice frame and good point of reception!!!
belido (19934) 2010-01-21 5:11
tell me this is true :) It looks you took this from a good dream. Light is very special. The hdr works pretty well in here. Absolutely great!
pierrefonds (60990) 2010-01-21 5:21
The hole in the log is framing well the island. The point of view trough the hole is leading my eyes toward the island and toward the horizon which ius giving depth to the composition. The light of the sunset is giving nice colors to the sky, the sea and the log. Have a nice day.
Dyerco (10185) 2010-01-21 7:04
Well done indeed. This is going to my favourites. The HDR worked perfectly here to give a good all round exposure. The lines and texture of the log are brought out with the HDR which normally would have been underexposed. Having the little island out there was a real bonus.
macjake (62256) 2010-01-21 9:46
Great amounts of texture on the wood, and with very warm and even romantic lighting.
Creative work here.
akm (1216) 2010-01-21 12:14
A cleverly and brilliantly composed shot. The tree is beautifully captured but the distant view is a little lacking in clarity.
Gerrit (51130) 2010-01-21 17:03
het effect is wonderbaarlijk, Knap werk,
Zowel het zicht als de structuren in het hout staan er perfect op.
Mooie en knappe foto.
gneufeld (15890) 2010-01-21 18:23
This is really spectacular! I've not yet become an HDR fan although I know it is an excellent option in right situations. But your application is stunning. Light is perfect, and details crisp and sharp. A beautiful place very well presented. TFS. Gerald
gunbud (34066) 2010-01-22 19:38
Fantastic golden colors and rich textures to this ancient bit of driftwood.
The view through the hugh knothole wonderfully catches a glimpse of the beach, surf and distant island.
delpeoples (55238) 2010-01-23 2:29
Hi Ann, ah very artistic, original and beautiful. The vertical cormat suits perfectly the grain of your "doorway". Great shot, excellent depth, Lisa
plimrn (21344) 2010-01-23 15:48
The late light made your 'frame' as beautiful as the pastel evening view. What a creative and artistic composition.
EmEeEliiessessa (51) 2010-12-14 22:07
This is a very unique and fantastic photo! What is there not to love about this? It's perfect. Congrats.
pajaran (55539) 2011-06-02 14:08
Dobar tekst o mestu u nacionalnom parku ...
Vrlo interesantno drvo sa rupom i pogledom na ostrvo u daljini, lepa fotografija.
Dobra ostrina snimka i lepe boje kojim ste pokazali igru boja i senki, moje cestitke na ideji i realizaciji dobrim radom.
Imajte lep dan.
Nice story about the place in the national park ...
A very interesting tree with a hole and a view of the island in the distance, beautiful photos.
Good sharpness and nice color clip that you show a play of colors and shades, my congratulations on the idea and realization of the good work.
Have a nice day.
All the best.
- Copyright: Ann Badjura (BelCan75) (2201)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Sony DSC-H5, Carl Zeiss 36-432mm equiv. (12x optical), Sony 58mm Polarizing filter
- Exposure: f/5.8, 1/125 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Arches Within Arches, CLODO's selection V [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-01-20 21:23
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