Thursday, October 27, 2011

SkyWatch: Ruby Beach Twilight



I don't know how it works for everyone else, but for myself, out of every session, trip, or grouping of shots, there is always THE ONE that stands out and seems to have a life of it's own. This is the winner from my Olympic trip in September. Of course I got quite a few perfectly decent, printable images, but they all seem a little second-tier compared to this one, which is already framed and hanging in the prime spot in my gallery. I very rarely get stuff up that quickly; I'm still printing stuff from several years ago that I have never finished and hung.
I arrived here at Ruby Beach an hour or so before sunset, pleased to see that the cold, heavy fog from earlier in the day had disappeared.  Wandering around and exploring different angles as the sun went down, I eventually worked my way behind and slightly above this glassy pool of water reflecting the sky and the sea stacks. Suddenly, the wonderful abstract design of the scene became apparent to me... and it only got better and better until well after sunset, when the soft glow of twilight brought out the best colors and the perfectly silent mood.
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20 comments:

J Bar said...

Awesome.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

TorAa said...

Absolutely the ultimate nature photography.
CONGRATS

Eve said...

It's perfect! The light, the reflections... gorgeous! :D

Beyond the Sunrise said...

Mark, Simply stunning image - I really like the colors and the layers of shadows and reflections. One of those perfect mornings and locations that those who arise early and do their scouting homework often find.

From The Heart said...

Beautiful..I am in awe of your talent!

TonyC said...

Wonderful Image.

forgetmenot said...

An outstanding photo--truly a "piece of art". Well done. Mickie ;)

ladyfi said...

This is breathtaking! A real winner.

Linnea said...

Beyond words!

Gaelyn said...

That is Excellent! You're timing is always right on.

I used to look out at the island from LaPush where a friend lived.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Really, really beautiful photo!

Dianne said...

A absolutely stunning photo with an unbelievable mirror image and soft pastel colourings - magnific!

Sara Chapman said...

We agree, then. It's perfect. A jewel of a photo.

Light and Voices said...

Clap. Clapping. Still clapping. Excellent photograph.
Joyce M

Wenche said...

Woooow, this was just sooo gorgeous. The colors, everything just perfect :0)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh My Word, that is beautiful!!!

chromatic vista said...

A beautiful capture Mark - a stunning compo and atmosphere.

all the best, Wayne.

Mook said...

First thought OMG after some consideration OMG defo in THE ONE category

NatureFootstep said...

it´s a beautiful shot. Love the colors.

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Grande immagine !!!
Bellissima.
Buona serata :))
Myriam