Landscape and Panoramic Photography

Posts tagged “ocean

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in Fog

Long/bulb exposure of fog lifting off the SFOBB, December, 2019.

SFOBB_Bulb4_BW_WebsiteSizeSFOBB and Fog (#4, B&W), San Francisco, CA (12″x18″)


Torpedo Wharf in Fog, Part 2

Long/bulb exposures of Torpedo Wharf near Golden Gate Bridge.

TorpedoWharf_Bulb3_Mod_BWTorpedo Wharf (#3, B&W), San Francisco, CA (10″x18″)


Torpedo Wharf in Fog, Part 1

Long/bulb exposures of Torpedo Wharf near Golden Gate Bridge.

TorpedoWharf_Bulb1_BWTorpedo Wharf (#1, B&W), San Francisco, CA (12″x18″)

TorpedoWharf_Bulb2_BWTorpedo Wharf (#2, B&W), San Francisco, CA (12″x18″)


Structure in the Waves near Golden Gate, Part 3

Pylons and fog near Torpedo Wharf in San Francisco.

 

Pylons_CurvingCoast_BW_LongExp_WebsiteSizeFog, Pylons, and Receding Coastline to Torpedo Wharf, San Francisco, CA (10″x18″)


Structure in the Waves near Golden Gate, Part 2

Pylons and fog near the NOAA Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary building.

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Fog and Pylons in the Water, San Francisco, CA (12″x12″)


Structure in the Waves near Golden Gate

This structure pokes out into the surf near the NOAA Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary building. One of my favorite photographs from 2019.

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Fog and Structure in the Water, San Francisco, CA (10″x18″)


Golden Gate Bridge in Fog

Morning fog lifting off the Golden Gate Bridge in December, 2019.

GGBridge_Fog3_Mod_BWFX_LongExpGolden Gate Bridge, Waves, and Lifting Fog, San Francisco, CA (12″x16″)

 

GGBridge_Fog4_Mod_BW_PostForegroundGolden Gate Bridge, Rusty Post, and Lifting Fog, San Francisco, CA (12″x18″)


Winter Storm Approaches Westport Jetty

Long exposure of winter storm coming in from the Pacific at Westport Jetty near Twin Harbors State Park, Washington.

WestportJetty_Sunset_BW_HorizontalWestport Jetty and Clouds at Sunset (B&W), Westport, WA (10″x18″)

 


Washington Coastline in Winter

Stumps and logs embedded in the sand at Twin Harbors State Park, Washington.

TwinHarbors_Log_Waves_longexposure_BW3Stump in Waves (#3, B&W), Twin Harbors State Park, WA (12″x12″)

 


Salt Flats and Fog along Washington Coast

Fog rolling in off the Pacific over salt flats at Twin Harbors State Park.

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Fog, Winter Sky, and Salt Flats, Twin Harbors State Park, WA (12″x18″)

 


Winter Light at Twin Harbors State Park

In January, I took a weekend trip to Twin Harbors State Park. Absolutely beautiful, empty salt flats and coast line.

TwinHarbors_Dunes_Grass_ColorGrass and Winter Light, Twin Harbors State Park, WA (12″x18″)

 

TwinHarbors_Dunes_Grass_BW_1x1Dunes, Grass, Winter Light (B&W), Twin Harbors State Park, WA (12″x12″)

 


Bay of Islands, Great Ocean Road

Waves crash against cliffs and recede back to the ocean at the Bay of Islands along the Great Ocean Road near Melbourne, Australia.

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Waves and Cliffs, Bay of Islands, Great Ocean Road, Australia (12″x18″)


London Bridge, Great Ocean Road

A spring storm blowing in off the Southern Ocean made long-exposure photography a challenge while I was visiting the Great Ocean Road in Australia. I ended up shooting about four replicates of each composition, using my body as a windbreak and hoping that everything wouldn’t turn out blurry.

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London Bridge and Waves, Great Ocean Road, Australia (12″x12″)


Rays of Light at Sunset over Auckland

Looking back towards Auckland from Waiheke Island at sunset.

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Light through Clouds over Auckland at Sunset, Waiheke, New Zealand (4″x16″)

 


Clouds over Islands near Auckland, NZ

On a trip to Australia in October, I stopped for a few days in New Zealand and took the ferry over to Waiheke Island. Early spring in the Auckland area is fantastic for photography- passing rain storms, moody clouds, and some sunshine. I loved it and would love to go back.

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Clouds over Island, near Waiheke, New Zealand (12″x18″)

 


Friday Harbor Labs Golden Fog at Sunrise

Back in September, I attended a workshop at Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. On our last morning in town, I got up early to take a few photographs before breakfast. Low clouds and fog were blocking most of the morning light, and I was regretting my decision to leave my warm bed. As I was about to pack up my tripod, the clouds on the horizon parted enough to allow the rising sun to cast a jaw-dropping golden glow that reflected off the fog, drenching the air in honey. This light lasted for maybe 2 minutes, then disappeared.

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Golden Light Behind Tree at Sunrise, Friday Harbor, WA (12″x18″)


Rialto Beach Log, Fog, and Sea Stacks

Late summer fog blankets Rialto Beach.

RialtoBeachLogSeaStack_SingleFrame_BWRialto Beach Sea Stacks and Log, Olympic National Park, WA (12″x18″)

 


Fog over Rialto Beach

In September, I took a trip out to Olympic National Park and spent a day near Mora and Rialto Beach. Late summer rains blew in and cleared out the smoke from forest fires, leaving low-hanging fog over sea stacks along the coast.

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Rialto Beach Sea Stacks and Clouds, Olympic National Park, WA (16″x16″)


Reynisdrangar, Iceland

Basalt sea stacks rise out of the ocean on the southern Icelandic coast.

Reynisdrangar_SeaStacks_Panorama_IcelandReynisdrangar Sea Stacks, southern Iceland (16″x38″)


Ice and Sand at Jökulsárlón, Iceland

Icebergs from the retreating Breiðamerkurjökull calve into Jökulsárlón, where they are carried out to the ocean.  The wind and waves then push the melting chunks of ice up onto the black sands of ‘Diamond Beach’ (Jökulsárlón Ice Beach). This is another one of those sweet spots in Iceland where climate and geology combine to make a perfect location to photograph.

Jokulsarlon_Lagoon1_SingleFrameJökulsárlón Lagoon (Single Frame #1), East Iceland (12″x18″)

Jokulsarlon_Ice3_SingleFrame.jpgJökulsárlón Lagoon (Single Frame #3), East Iceland

Jokulsarlon_Ice6_SingleFrame.jpgJökulsárlón Sand and Ice (Single Frame #6), East Iceland

 

 

 


Westfjords Beach, Iceland

The Garðar BA 64, a steel fishing vessel that was retired in the 1980’s, was run aground in Skápadalur Valley in the Westfjords, where it sits rusting on the beach as clouds and storms roll in off the Atlantic and Arctic. I wish I would have stopped here for longer to photograph the century-old vessel- a great example of how time, wind, and water slowly eat away at the human creation.

GarðarBA64_WestFjords_IcelandGarðar BA 64, Skápadalur Valley in the Westfjords, Iceland (12″x18″)

 


Rain Clouds from Pass, Iceland

We crossed from fjord to hilltop to fjord as we drove from the Westfjords towards Akureyri. The wind was so strong that I had to stand at an angle when photographing the fog hanging low over a mountain. We stopped on top of a pass near Varmahlíð to photograph the clouds as they broke like ocean waves against the mountains on the other side of the next fjord.

RainCloudsBreakingOverFjord_IcelandRain Clouds Breaking over Fjord, near Varmahlíð, Iceland (13″x”50″)


Sunset over Westfjords, Iceland

As the sun was setting around midnight, I took a walk down to the water among grazing sheep and Arctic terns.

SunsetoverWestfjordCliffs_IcelandSunset over Westfjord Cliffs, near Hnjótur, Iceland (16″x”64″)


Westfjord Bulb Panorama, Iceland

After visiting the puffins nesting along the cliffs of the Westfjords , I stopped to take a long-exposure (‘bulb’) panorama of the ocean crashing against the empty beach near Breiðavík.

OceanRocksClouds_nearBreiðavík_IcelandOcean, Rocks, and Clouds (Bulb), near Breiðavík, Iceland (16″x”34″)