Down to the Sea in Shots

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January 1, 2020 — Sonoma County coast

The clouds parted. The sky drama left us.

But the sea drama came to take its place. Weather alerts. High surf warnings. Rip currents. Watch out for sneaker waves. I saw a complete idiot take his cocker spaniel onto the beach, only to run back seconds later. He was bucking for a Darwin Award.

I found a low, but safe, vantage point. Hundreds of frames were shot. This is one of them. This wave is one of the moderate ones. About twelve to fourteen feet.

(Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR zoom. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

Back to Our Story

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Picking up from the December 31 post.

But the storm wasn’t all Rothko. Something else was afoot with the weather. Maybe Mother Nature had been listening to Duke Ellington — as I have been recently — and misinterpreted Take the “A” Train as Take the A-Frame. Or something… I don’t know…

(Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

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Happy New Year

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January 1, 2020, Sonoma County Coast

The new year is often celebrated with fireworks. The best display I know of — within a reasonable distance — is old Mr. Sol. Here he is with a flourish of green, as he appeared a couple of nights ago.

May you be blessed with perfect vision, peace, prosperity, and growth in 2020.

(Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR zoom. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 2.2; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

Morning

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December 29, 2019 — Sonoma Coast

In her comment on yesterday’s post, Margot pointed out to me that stormy weather brings me Turner, while calm weather brings me Rothko. Wise and helpful words.

But Mother Nature works in wonderful and mysterious ways. In the morning, her storm brought me Rothko. Who am I to refuse?

The afternoon? Well, stay tuned…

(Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

Prelude (I hope)

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December 28, 2019 — Sonoma Coast, this afternoon

It has been said on this very blog, among other places, that the best photography happens in the worst weather. That’s where the drama is.

Today was pleasant. Very pleasant. Not so dramatic, however.

The weather prognosticators prognosticate drama for tomorrow.

We shall see.

(Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

Merry / Happy Christmas / Holidays

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December 25, 2019 — Earth

Every year, our holiday card features a shot from our travels and every year I use the same clip-art Santa hats and the same elements for an Easter egg or two — because what better time for an Easter egg than Christmas?

And every year we come up with the most corny doggerel we can think up:

When you go to the land of the Swiss
There’s a view you don’t want to miss
The mountain is stately
We admired it greatly —
It led to photographers’ bliss.

With good fortune we feel we’ve been blessed:
Adventure, good times, and success
We make it quite clear
We wish you good cheer
And days of supreme happiness.

Although corny it’s heartfelt.

(Photo by Oliver Klink, August 11, 2019; Editing and compositing by me in Adobe Photoshop.)