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Picture of the Month: Split Rock Fog & Waves


Split Rock Fog & Waves

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A day or two after the great blizzard Nemo, I was outside in the evening and saw a thick fog caused by a 40 degree increase in temperature. I could also could hear the roar of the surf a couple of miles away. Sometimes it feels as though an evening or a scene has a magical quality. This was one of those nights. I grabbed my camera and headed down to the water.

This image was taken at about 9:30 pm down at a spot called Panic Point by some, and the rock in the distance is called Split Rock. The surf was pounding in and the waves seemed to be coming in incredibly fast. It was somewhere between fog and drizzle. As with most of my night photography, it is a bit hard to know when taking them exactly how they will come out. I love that.  To me, the water feels cloud-like and ethereal. I typically like to have pure whites and blacks in my images, but this one seemed to call out for being decidedly gray.

The image has quite a different feel from another, taken from a nearby spot on a clear, moon-lit night.

Panic Point Rocks

For the next month, I will be offering Split Rock Fog & Waves at a special price:

  • $125 for 10″ x 15″ unframed (usually $175)
  • $75 for  8″ x 12″ (usually $100)
  • $40 for 5″ x 8″ (usually $60)

When purchasing this image, indicate the title “Split Rock Fog & Waves” and I will reflect the reduced price in the invoice.

– David


Technical Jiggery-Pokery:

  • Canon 30D, 24mm lens
  • ISO 1600
  • 73 seconds at f4
  • Taken in Weekapaug, RI


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Posted by David Culton on February 19, 2013

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