Point Lobos Landscape Photography Workshop October 15, 2016 Trip Report
Saturday October 15th, 2016: This was the first fall workshop of the season at Point Lobos. It was an incredible day with unusually high surf, some rain and shifting light creating some challenges as well as opportunities for awesome images.
Our workshop began at Whaler’s Cottage in Pt. Lobos State Reserve.
Whaler’s Cottage now houses a museum and there are many cool artifacts scattered about the grounds to photograph.
B&W conversion of previous image. How is the mood of this image changed without the color?
Whaler’s Cottage: Detail of rendering pot.
The surf was up as seen in this photo of a wave exploding over rocks at the entrance to Whaler’s Cove.
Using a 10 stop neutral density filter allowed a long exposure which created the swirling misty look in the water.
In the afternoon we tried to photograph along the rocky exposed shoreline, but the wind and spray drove us to the protection of the Cypress Grove Trail. Here among the twisted, wind blown trees adorned with red moss like algae and graceful lichens we found plenty of photo opportunities.
“A good photograph is knowing where to stand…a great photograph is knowing where to sit” (With apologies to Ansel Adams)
In the protection of the forested Cypress Grove Trail there were many stunning views to be photographed.
Stone Stairs, Cypress Grove Trail. HDR created in Photomatix Pro.
Stone Stairs #2, Cypress Grove Trail. Image processed in Lightroom from 1 RAW file.
Stone Stairs #3, B&W conversion of stairs. Again how does b&w vs color affect the emotional impact of the image?
The red “moss” growing on the trees is actually a green algae named Trentepohlia. Its orange color comes from carotene, a pigment which also occurs in carrots.
Student Gallery: The following images have been submitted by student photographers that attended the workshop. Comments and feedback are welcome.
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