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Golden Bluff

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 20 March 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Just so everyone knows, the light in this series has not been warmed up or manipulated in post-processing. The evening shots are the way it was. Late afternoon golden light is typical along the Oregon Coast. Most of the color on the bluff is the color of the soil. Note that there is not too much of a golden cast on the driftwood.


"Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or
anything outside ourselves will affect us."

-- Stephen Covey

NIKON D700 1/160 second F/7.1 ISO 200 31 mm (35mm equiv.)

Darin from Seattle, United States

I was down on the Oregon coast last weekend and it rained pretty much the entire time. Wish I could have had some light like this.

20 Mar 2009 5:21am

@Darin: Sorry, Darin; it's a real crap shoot this time of the year.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful colors

20 Mar 2009 5:43am

willow from Chelsea, United States

Wow! This is another gorgeous image!!! I love the golden light contrasting with the rich green of the trees.

20 Mar 2009 6:06am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Love that golden light, Jack. It is gorgeous! I read that top ten list - pretty funny.

20 Mar 2009 6:16am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Les couleurs de ce paysage sont magnifiques

20 Mar 2009 7:03am

Marie from Perth, Australia

Hi Jack, congratulations on another great shot. I like the lighting on this one, and the way it darkens over to the right hand side. The colours are amazing I feel like I really was there. Great photo.

20 Mar 2009 7:20am

NarB from Bruxelles, Belgium

Des couleurs et une lumière magnifiques.

20 Mar 2009 7:34am

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Dude !! You really got that shot !! :-)
Great shot,love the natural light and a great top ten !!

20 Mar 2009 7:44am

oncho from granada, Spain

El sitio es fantastico y la foto llena de color,las distintas tonalidades de verde mezclado con amarillo hacen un contraste muy guapo...

20 Mar 2009 8:01am

Mathilde from France

Incredible color variations are all caught! I feel to see a rainbow in the storm which was preparing!

20 Mar 2009 8:08am

Arianne`s FotoPassie from Rijnsburg, Netherlands

I love the golden light!

20 Mar 2009 8:35am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

5 stars this is just awesome

20 Mar 2009 8:39am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

I love this one... beautiful!

20 Mar 2009 9:00am

Manel from Girona, Spain

Incredible natural evenig color. Is this de paradise?

20 Mar 2009 9:07am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

des couleurs de rêve pour s'évader ............... BRAVO c'est magnifique !

20 Mar 2009 9:55am

alireza from tehran, Iran

beautiful pic/ happy norooz(new year)

20 Mar 2009 10:21am

dan from Paris, France

Magnificent light on these big spaces who of France, make me dream !

20 Mar 2009 10:49am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Now that really is nature (natural) at its best!!! Superb!!!
I've just read the top ten annoying things photographers say to each other.......CLASSIC!!!!! hilarious:-)

20 Mar 2009 11:46am

Yvonne S. from Tilburg, Netherlands

I would like to visit this place, how beautiful!!
Well done! Have a nice weekend!!

20 Mar 2009 12:19pm

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Such beautiful warm light :)

20 Mar 2009 12:30pm

sun from Iran

great work..
nicely done!

20 Mar 2009 1:26pm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

I enjoyed the "annoying things" and passed it along :)

My, what a scene and the almost monochromatic color is dramatic.

20 Mar 2009 1:37pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

wunderfull landscape

20 Mar 2009 1:52pm

Ajay from Pune, India

My first impression was a processing but what you're saying this is really a remarkable different from the usual sun light.

20 Mar 2009 2:15pm

BoB from Milano, Italy

wonderful warm light, I like this scenary, it seems so relaxing

20 Mar 2009 2:28pm

@BoB: It is very relaxing!

[email protected] from Paris, France

Nature has such fabulous palettes of colors - love the one she offers to you here !

20 Mar 2009 2:37pm

@[email protected]: Oh my k, she is incredibly generous! I love the "whole" palette!!

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Beautiful. Again: Love the light!

20 Mar 2009 2:40pm

@dogilicious: When later we have the morning light, everything is dramatically different, but that is a few days off.

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

"I notice that you shot this on the K-Tel Autochrome 6500 Jack, I just bought the new Mark II myself, yeah......." ha ha

Taking my cue from that wonderful list link you gave us today. This is a wonderful photograph, with fabulous light and colours. I'm still laughing at that list ha ha

20 Mar 2009 2:45pm

@EYES WIDE SHUT: As I finally added to my intro, most of the color on the bluff was the soil, more so than the light. I get a kick out of passing on fun stuff that comes across my screen.

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Very beautiful shot. The light is wonderful.

20 Mar 2009 2:45pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

il y a toujours des couleurs très sympa dans tes photos

20 Mar 2009 2:55pm

@Sof: Thank you. Photography is indeed all about light.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

It's a beautiful, natural effect. Great capture of this gorgeous landscape at just the right time of day for this lighting to show off it's power.

20 Mar 2009 3:00pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Such gorgeous light. Love it.

20 Mar 2009 3:01pm

isidro from Spain

realmente un color muy acertado, felicidades!

20 Mar 2009 3:09pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Nature paints every scene with a fresh view. That is a lovely shot.

20 Mar 2009 3:31pm

@Michael Rawluk: So well put, Michael!

don from Spokane, United States

A fine beach scene that benefits greatly from the golden glow along the coast. The Oregon coast from one end to the other is beautifully scenic and loaded with picture opportunities. I must get back there soon....!

20 Mar 2009 3:37pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

Magnificent colors and nice shoot

20 Mar 2009 3:41pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Beautiful capture of the golden light ... love that time of the day!

20 Mar 2009 4:01pm

@Monique: There is nothing like, Monique!

LauraS from Chico, United States

I love your work. The golden cast is certainly not manipulated much, I can see that in the sky above looks very natural. Nice photo.

20 Mar 2009 4:04pm

@LauraS: Thank you, Laura. Good for you for noticing the sky. I did my cross check on the driftwood.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Absolutely beautiful afternoon light on that gorgeous stretch of coastline, Jack!

20 Mar 2009 4:15pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

golden light for golden years! best...jerry

20 Mar 2009 4:17pm

@ordinaryimages: Ah yes, the golden years! The age of unbridled shooting, shooting, shooting!!

Martine from Brest, France

Quelle lumière !!!

20 Mar 2009 4:57pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

what a great landscape the colours, very warm are fabulous !

20 Mar 2009 6:26pm

@kerfendal: Thanks, Max. It's a great spot.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful warm colors!

20 Mar 2009 7:27pm

Ninni from Brazil

Nice warm colours! Great capture!

20 Mar 2009 7:30pm

laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Belles couleurs.

20 Mar 2009 7:42pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Stunning! Well composed capture. The natural light is beautiful. This natural light (and yesterday's) remind me of the tone cast just before or after a hurricane has passed somewhere near Florida. It really is remarkable.
Your outdoor images are like fine art. Sorry I couldn't resist, I read the link. Entertaining.
One reason I shoot alone, I like to take in the feeling and emotion to capture it in an image.

20 Mar 2009 8:04pm

@Barbara: Thank you, Barbara. Your last sentence in your Comment is an absolute jewel. You eloquently describe my own position. The major downside for me in field workshops is that you lose that.

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

John, you're gold between your fingers, you're the magician who shimmered the paysagge his magic wand, it's not fair to have such paysges to offer us. !I'm jealous's so wonderfull...the light is a dream..

20 Mar 2009 8:10pm

@Alivia: You embarrass me with your kindness, Dane.

Marzieh from Iran

here is like a dream

20 Mar 2009 8:48pm

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

The lovely warm sunlight is terrific, we get the same at the moment, so I know exactly what you are talking about.

20 Mar 2009 9:03pm

@Richard_Irwin: Outstanding! That's something worth sharing!

Foto-aksent from Belgium

Such colors and atmosphere!! Pure gold indeed!

20 Mar 2009 9:23pm

Donna from anywhere, United States

you have some nice scenery out your way too. great capture.

20 Mar 2009 9:27pm

@Donna: Until we moved to Corvallis last September, I generally saw the Oregon Coast from a bicycle while touring. Now I just plant myself in one gorgeous spot for hours (days) at a time. Thanks for your kind words.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

gorgeous light and goldent colours ! a pure moment of happiness !

20 Mar 2009 9:32pm

@Anna.C: a pure moment of happiness ! Absolutely!!!

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

This is beautiful! Amazing light!

20 Mar 2009 9:39pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

That light is amazing. I've never seen such golden tones.

20 Mar 2009 10:03pm

@Laurie: The orange and gold in the soil greatly impact the shot.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

isn't it great when the light gets just right???? exquisite image!!

20 Mar 2009 10:07pm

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Beautiful light - I love the warm colors and the sky is beautiful also! Even though the color is warm - just knowing it is Oregon makes me want to put on a sweater!

20 Mar 2009 10:11pm

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

Fabulous landscape, I love this colors... It's a fantastic vision !

20 Mar 2009 10:11pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Gorgeous colors and light.

20 Mar 2009 10:18pm

Robert Kruh from Slovenia

Beautiful landscape, amazing colours!

20 Mar 2009 10:19pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

That golden color almost hurts my eyes! I enjoyed reading the article you linked us to.

20 Mar 2009 10:30pm

Christian from Mantes La Jolie, France

Wonderful colors Jack! Congrats!

20 Mar 2009 10:33pm

Observing from North West, United Kingdom

Fantastic colors, and a beautiful place.

20 Mar 2009 10:41pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Brilliant view and the colors are so intense.

20 Mar 2009 10:55pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Incredible... amazing colors !!! Thank you for the explanation.

20 Mar 2009 10:59pm

marianne from Toulouse, France

You make me dream ...... golden Oregon, colors of paradise ....
please, let me dream again ..........

20 Mar 2009 11:40pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

How I would love to see that light in person... it's amazing and you captured it beautfiully. Bravo!

20 Mar 2009 11:48pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Superb shot and processing, is it by chance available as limited edition Giclée print

21 Mar 2009 2:20am

@JJ: What is a Giclee print, JJ?

Mithun from palakkad, kerela/Bangalore, India

Great shot

21 Mar 2009 3:25am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Stellar shot! The detail is amazing...wonderful :)

21 Mar 2009 5:23am

marcel lemieux/star_cosmos_bleu from bedford.Quebec, Canada

Very lovely capture...superb tones...nice cliffs

23 Mar 2009 12:14am

Cricket-Tammy from United States

I have to say the golden color is what I am so amazed at when I view these pictures. I have to tell you I have never seen this.

23 Mar 2009 7:04pm

@Cricket-Tammy: Much of it really is the soil, Tammy; the light just magnifies it.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! Absolutely breathtaking! The lighting is magnificent

26 Mar 2009 5:01am

Sanjita from Mumbai, India

Amazing. Just warms your heart. Would have loved to experience it first hand. Not a photographer myself but love beautiful landscapes & Nature photos.

16 Mar 2010 12:06pm