10X30, 13X40, 16 1/2 X 50, 20X60, 24X72, 28X84, 30X90
Camera: Canham 5x7 metal field, 617 panoramic back
Film: Fuji Provia 100F Transparency Film
Pastel Ocean Panorama, Big Sur, California
While leading a client on a private photo tour of the Northern California Coast, we spent quite some time enjoying Pfeiffer State Beach in Big Sur. As the sunset turned a beautiful pink and purple tone, we worked on our long exposure techniques. For this image, at the waning end of sunset, I attached a polarizing filter to my lens. As it was becoming relatively dark, the filter, along with slow speed film and a small aperture, enabled me to extend my exposure time to 4 minutes. This took all detail out of the moving water and clouds, giving a truly graphic look to the dark rock island, which appears to be floating on an ocean of color. Lesson learned and art created!