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Storm Watch - Pigeon Point Lighthouse, San Mateo County, California | by Jim Patterson Photography
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Storm Watch - Pigeon Point Lighthouse, San Mateo County, California

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Last month, Kendra and I went up the coast and photograph the area surrounding Pigeon Point Lighthouse for hours. The storm clouds were constantly moving, changing shape and with shifting light.

 

My first post from here has this same rock, but looking more towards the northwest. As I was packing up, I turned around and thought, this might be a nice shot, too.

 

The black and white conversion seemed fitting to help bring out the remaining contrast in the sky as well as the white water and black rocks and sand. I went for a more "old school" feel and left some grain in the conversion. I tend to use all the digital tools available and try for squeaky clean images with my color shots, but I felt the black and white could stand a little "grit". :)

 

Be sure to check out Kendra's shot, I posted it below.

 

Nikon D300

Nikkor 12-24mm @ 12mm

0.6 sec @ f13, ISO 200

Lee .9 and .6 Soft GND Filters

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Taken on February 7, 2010