“When nature gives you lemons…make lemonade!”
I made this image while scouting one of my photography workshops at Point Reyes National Seashore. Although I had planned a sunset shot sometimes fog on the horizon nixes what can be a great moment. However, all is not lost. Instead, you can change your concept during the image taking process and envision it as a dramatic black & white. This was a 30-second exposure using a 10 stop ND filter. I used a limited application of contrast adjustment using dodge & burn techniques. A final step was to add a little vignetting. Keeping detail in the rocks with smooth silky water was my plan.
I’ll file this in the “When nature gives you lemons, then make lemonade!” category….