Setting Sun, Man on Rocks, Silhouette

Bowling Ball Beach, Point Arena, CA

The first post from Bowling Ball Beach… and it shows nothing of the rows of round boulders the beach is named for.  What gives, you ask?  After taking just over 100 photographs of the beach and nearby Point Arena Lighthouse, I am still sorting through the photos and beginning initial processing.

(click on the photo for the usual 700px expanded version)

This silhouette shot is a quick edit that required only a temperature adjustment and a few tiny adjustments in Lightroom.  In fact, this composition is what I call a throwaway shot, one I never plan to take but do so because I am wanting for something to happen.  The something to happen was wanting for the sun to drop lower on the horizon and see what effects it would have to the “bowling balls”.  Another photographer that was there had already set up his camera and tripod for his last shot of the day about 30 minutes in advance.  I had plopped myself on a rock, eating my dinner of granola bars, enjoying the beautiful view, and waiting.

Fortunately, a group of people were on the beach exploring and one happened to be perched on this rock outcropping.  I quickly flipped the lens cover off the camera and managed to take this one photograph before he turned around and walked back off the rock.

More photographs on the namesake beach in upcoming posts.

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, 40mm, ISO 200, 1/160 sec, f/25

Setting Sun, Man on Rocks, Silhouette.  Bowling Ball Beach, Point Arena, California. September 1, 2012. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.

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