Blue Velvet Sunset

This photo shows the head of the Point Reyes peninsula peering out at sunset from under formidable cloud cover. The point of a photograph like this is not to show fine-grain detail. (Or, should I say, “fine-noise” detail?)

With an eight second exposure and clouds scuttling in the wind, the motion will definitely soften ocean and sky. So my intent is to render an expressionistic image, closer to a water color than a conventional photo.

Taken from Arch Rock at the very end of sunset, this photo reminds me that freedom of the night means not just the photography of digital night. Freedom of the night also implies the ability to photograph until the very end of sunset. And walk home safely through the long tunnel of the night.

This entry was posted in Landscape, Photography, Point Reyes.

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