Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sweet Stillness, Mt. Tamalpais

Mt. Tam is incredible for a million reasons, but one of my favorites is the sense of peace and calm on the slopes of Bolinas Ridge. On a balmy summery evening, the only sounds are the gentle breeze rustling the grasses, and the faint sound of surf crashing on the Marin coastline a couple of thousand feet below. With a glowing, pearly moonrise on a July evening, it's perfection.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70L, f/10 @ 1/8, 1/2, 2s (blend), ISO 50. No filters.

Note on processing: I usually try to avoid blending exposures (it's a pain!) but with probably 20 stops of dynamic range in this image from the shadowed trees to the bright fog and sky, it was necessary. Other than blending the three exposures in Photoshop, there's minimal processing here... just a bit of curves and a touch of vibrance.

No comments: