Predawn Departure On The Oregon Coast Shoreline

I was setting my camera up for a shot from across the street in a motel before the sun arose. I saw some trailing light against the Oregon Coast shoreline coming from a flashlight or more powerful search light. Then the person got into his car and began slowly driving toward the exit directly in front of where I was perched from above. I was intrigued with the car headlights and the dark cavernous blue of the ocean with the big rock in the distance in his predawn departure. I got lucky with this shot though it took a fair amount of work to get the final edit.  Full disclosure: it’s somewhat of a composite picture in that I took 2 different shots taken within seconds of each other from slightly different angles and with different exposures. I rarely make composite images but I liked the exercise and the final outcome was satisfying.

Fred Gerendasy Photography

About My Prints:  I use only Canon Lucia inks for printing which are archival.  In addition to the printing papers, any future matting and framing materials used, if archival too (with reasonable care), will last 100 years or more. The papers I use almost exclusively are Canson Fine Art Papers and also do not contain brightening agents that decay over time.  For this image, the paper is on the Canson Baryta Prestige 11, an absolutely beautiful paper that contains very deep black capabilities along with a wide dynamic range for displaying the tonal areas.

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I was setting my camera up for a shot from across the street in a motel before the sun arose. I saw some trailing light against the Oregon Coast shoreline coming from a flashlight or more powerful search light. Then the person got into his car and began slowly driving toward the exit directly in front of where I was perched from above. I was intrigued with the car headlights and the dark cavernous blue of the ocean with the big rock in the distance in his predawn departure. I got lucky with this shot though it took a fair amount of work to get the final edit.  Full disclosure: it’s somewhat of a composite picture in that I took 2 different shots taken within seconds of each other from slightly different angles and with different exposures. I rarely make composite images but I liked the exercise and the final outcome was satisfying.

Fred Gerendasy Photography

About My Prints:  I use only Canon Lucia inks for printing which are archival.  In addition to the printing papers, any future matting and framing materials used, if archival too (with reasonable care), will last 100 years or more. The papers I use almost exclusively are Canson Fine Art Papers and also do not contain brightening agents that decay over time.  For this image, the paper is on the Canson Baryta Prestige 11, an absolutely beautiful paper that contains very deep black capabilities along with a wide dynamic range for displaying the tonal areas.

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