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Ruby Beach, Washington State - An Epic Sunset
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:28 am    Post subject: Ruby Beach, Washington State - An Epic Sunset Reply with quote

I had heard later that this sunset in April of last year (2014) was an astonishing epic red sky all up and down the Washington coastline, lasting about 20 minutes. I was on Highway 101 near Forks, when the colors started to form, so I pulled into the Ruby Beach overlook parking lot. Wanted to see if I could get Ruby Creek in the foreground, so I scurried down the trail to the beach where Ruby Creek enters the ocean. The position enabled me to get the reflection of color onto Ruby Creek, and also a bit of the shoreline of the creek for balance.

The colors are NOT manipulated. The only thing I did to the image was to crop parts of the original. There was a couple from South Carolina visiting the area for the first time, and they just about went nuts looking at this scene. Surprised There was a moderate wind blowing offshore, so the trees on the island/seastack blurred up a little.

I took a few images with a Fuji X-100 digital camera as well, but they just didn't look as good as the scanned Velvia slide.

Ruby Beach Sunset
Contax AX
Zeiss Planar T* 50/1.4
Exposure unrecorded (lots of bracketing but I think mostly metered for the sky and let the seastacks fall into silhouetted black)
Velvia (of course)



PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ruby indeed!

(I saw that color at sunrise the other day http://forum.mflenses.com/bring-forth-the-wonder-that-is-flare-t70815,start,81.html )


PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing catch Larry!!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing! Surprised


PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice story and shot, thanks!


PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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