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Big Sur Coastline

Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 1 September 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I loved the cooler weather on the Monterey Peninsula, even though I was sometimes freezing! :)
I was with a great group of photographers doing the fog, ocean and coastline thing!
No texture, no HDR, just an 88% opacity Orton overlay.

NIKON D300 1 second F/16.0 ISO 400 30 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Barbara Lee from Oakland, United States

This is quite lovely, Barbara! I am glad that you enjoyed your time with Don, Gary, and the group. Our coast is amazing in any kind of weather. The Orton effect looks terrific here! Have you tried using Nik Color Efex Pro to get this sort of effect? They do not call the filter Orton, but it is the glow filter, and it works very well. So sorry I missed you - you were so in my backyard, but we had just returned from Europe, and it has taken me days to emerge from the fog of jetlag! Welcome back to the heat!

1 Sep 2011 5:23am

@Barbara Lee: Thanks, Barbara! I've used the Glow filter and it would be a nice treatment for a fog image. Welcome back home!

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Like this postpro!

1 Sep 2011 5:40am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely scene

1 Sep 2011 7:41am


excellent, feels like a masters painting!

1 Sep 2011 8:10am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This shot has a wonderful surreal feel to it Barbara! Excellent pp treatment! ;-)

1 Sep 2011 12:00pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

beautiful scene

1 Sep 2011 12:25pm

Florence from Paris, France

Amazing rendering. Orton effet here delivers a very nice and soft painting effect. Wow. Awesome and appealing indeed. Bravo Barbara. really a great work.

1 Sep 2011 12:51pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous color. I like all of the colorful flowers and plants in the foreground. Beautiful!

1 Sep 2011 11:00pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

This is gorgeous. I have always been partial to the Orton effect and these colors work so well with it.

1 Sep 2011 11:32pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Fun photo. When we lived in the Bay Area (most of my working life), I went to the Monterey-Big Sur area every chance that I got. Only the High Sierra drew me away.

2 Sep 2011 1:17am

Mike from California, United States

Great POV and I see that there's still a lot of color out...I like the soft touch of your processing.

2 Sep 2011 1:58am

@Mike: Thanks, and GREAT to have met you, Mike!

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

This is a wonderful effect ... for this gorgeous spot!

2 Sep 2011 3:28am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful shot. So, you did a photo trip with Don and Gary? How fun. I would love to do that sometime. Were there any other Aminus3 photographers in the group?

2 Sep 2011 4:06am

@B. Thomas: Thank you! Yes, I feel I've known Gary and Don forever. I knew of and communicated with Gary before Am3. I even asked him about Am3 before joining. The only other Am3 was Mike Hall (see post above) who assisted on the last day.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

By the way, welcome back to the Texas heat. We so enjoyed the cool weather in Wyoming and Montana, and have had a hard time adjusting since we got back yesterday.

2 Sep 2011 4:09am

@B. Thomas: Yeah, it was 40 degrees cooler on the peninsula!

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Hi Barbara. Gorgeous colors and I like the flowers in the foreground. The treatment is really lovely.
I recognized this scene from my spring 2010 Big Sur workshop with Don and Gary. Was this your first time with them? I'm doing another workshop with them in October in Utah.

2 Sep 2011 9:40am

@Julie L. Brown: Thanks, Julie. How fun you've been on the same workshop! First time with them, but feel like I've known them forever. :)

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Beautiful piece of art.

2 Sep 2011 1:47pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Wonderful rich colours. Interesting processing with the Orton effect, as it does almost give it a HDR feel (but in a good way).

2 Sep 2011 3:06pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Gorgeous! Glad you are in cooler weather and having a wonderful photo experience.

2 Sep 2011 9:40pm

Dokmateo from Manila, Philippines

Another spotlight image. Stunning composition with magnificent post process!

3 Sep 2011 12:47am

Maggy from Liège, Belgium

Magnifique paysage sublimé par ton traitement, bravo

3 Sep 2011 8:45am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

PS- not a good night for your guys; sorry :((

3 Sep 2011 3:47pm

@john4jack: Well, it was a great comeback, but we have a lot of newbies this year. Our opponent is a good team. I look them to be 5-0 quickly. Our kicker cost us 7 points! Shows how stupid preseason rankings are. I would not have ranked us.

Don Smith from California, United States

Absolutely beautiful composition and processing Barbara. BTW - you are not the only one to "freeze" in our fog. My wife wore two sweatshirts Friday as she walked a golf course in Pacific Grove with our two sons and me! She grew up in England and moved to Carmel as a teenager - you'd think she would be used to it but she is not. We are all hoping for our Indian Summer to arrive soon! I look forward to seeing more of your images.

4 Sep 2011 2:58pm

@Don Smith: Thanks, Don!

Marc from Halluin, France

Magical !!!

4 Sep 2011 3:15pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is fabulous! I love that even though I have lived in this area all my life, you have captured this place and presented it in a way that makes me fall in love with it all over again! Sounds like you had a fabulous workshop, I would love to go on one of theirs someday!

4 Sep 2011 7:04pm

janina from Melbourne, Australia

The Orton effect has produced a lovely painterly feeling...beautiful! ^)^

5 Sep 2011 3:35am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

The blurred rocks and water in this image provide the perfect dramatic seaside background for the vibrant natural wildflowers. A lovely image.

5 Sep 2011 6:59am

Ralph from Overijssel, Netherlands

Like the colors, gooed compo!

5 Sep 2011 11:12am

Ernest from Sydney, Australia

Amazing colors.

12 Sep 2011 4:18am

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ISO 400
30 mm (35mm equiv.)