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Up the Coast

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 26 March 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This particular shot was taken with my P&S where I had somehow reset it to its defaults, and thus lost not only the RAW setting but ended up with a low grade jpg. Oh well!
Just in case you missed it, go check out Joe McNally's Guest Blog on Scott Kelby's site yesterday

I love being able to say, "I was wrong," or "I made a mistake," and not feel
like it's the end of the world. -- Carol C.

Canon PowerShot G10 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 80 7 mm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

What a beautiful place..... Still amazing quality.

26 Mar 2009 5:03am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's a beautiful shot. Even the golden grass is beautiful.

26 Mar 2009 5:47am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful landscape

26 Mar 2009 5:56am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

juste ici une petite sonate de Mozart pour la beauté de ton cadrage ! bravo !

26 Mar 2009 6:21am

@Jean-François: Ah, J-F, a little Mozart; now we're talking! And perhaps a little French wine, don't you think? We just might never leave!

marie from perth, Australia

Hello Jack, this is still a great photo, so much has been captured here, and I am sure I have been here in my dreams.... great work again. (P.S I am having fun on this site, thanks).

26 Mar 2009 6:21am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Ok to swap a day at work with a day there... Really nice Jack !

26 Mar 2009 6:23am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

It's still a good photo Jack. The coastline is fabulous, I can almost smell and hear the sea.

26 Mar 2009 6:30am

isidro from Spain

bonita captura, me gusta la composición

26 Mar 2009 6:49am

oncho from granada, Spain

Despues del mar bravo de ayer hoy tocaba la calma,el sitio te facilita las cosas,buena foto...buen tiro

26 Mar 2009 7:38am

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

Agree that this coastline is fabulous

26 Mar 2009 8:04am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

regardless of the format and low level jpg, this still represents a breathtaking colourful land to sea vista

26 Mar 2009 8:42am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful view!! I feel very relaxed by looking at this picture!!

26 Mar 2009 8:49am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

it's still another good image ! even with the G10 ( a good one I think ) I love the depth of your image, beautiful place indeed !

26 Mar 2009 9:23am

NarB from Bruxelles, Belgium

Merveilleux paysage lumineux, un ciel magnifique. On respire

26 Mar 2009 9:32am

Mathilde from Fontainebleau, France

I never tire of watching your beautiful pictures, the sea in all its forms!!!

26 Mar 2009 9:32am

@Mathilde: Thanks, Mathilde. You and Morris (Momo) both bear responsibility in my getting my D700; I owe you.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

An amazing shoreline... so much more interesting than ours! :-) Still a beautiful shot!

26 Mar 2009 10:25am

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

photo for a dream, photo light, a blank picture and nature, the ocean and the sky for a backdrop, it's so beautiful, it would be in this beautiful light on the edges of the rolling ocean waves desert on the strike ... bravo and thank you John for making us dream.

26 Mar 2009 10:42am

Ninni from Brazil

Another good one! Wonderful photos from this coastline. I wish I were there...

26 Mar 2009 10:43am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Its still a great photo :)

26 Mar 2009 10:54am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful view on the coast. A nice place to spend some time.

26 Mar 2009 11:31am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

It's a wonderful photo none-the-less, but it hurts more when we're 'to blame', right?
You captured wonderful colors here ... I could sit and watch this scene for hours!

26 Mar 2009 11:36am

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


26 Mar 2009 11:59am

lydia from Paris, France

A very nice photo , want to seat here and listen to the waves ...........

26 Mar 2009 12:09pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

great landscape capture

26 Mar 2009 1:32pm

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

Beauty of the image, the sea withdraws as clouds in the sky. The sky seems to be the reflection of the water. It's magnificent

26 Mar 2009 1:34pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Low grade? Lost the RAW? Set those statements aside. When the image opened I was in AWE and felt inspired by the beauty. What a magnificent place to be adventurous.

26 Mar 2009 1:46pm

Yvonne S. from Tilburg, Netherlands

Wow, this landscape is amazing!!

26 Mar 2009 1:59pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Beautiful view. Good shot.

26 Mar 2009 2:16pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

For a P&S, it takes marvelous shots. Low grade or not. It's a wonderful shot. Striking colours and composition.

26 Mar 2009 2:45pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Magnifique paysage!!! Le Canon G10 rend une très belle image!!!

26 Mar 2009 2:45pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Well... it's still a brilliant shot.

26 Mar 2009 3:06pm

Martine from Brest, France

Magnifique paysage, j'adore !

26 Mar 2009 3:06pm

don from Spokane, United States

A very appealing coastline scene. I love the rocky look and the excellent light on the grass. Nicely done.

26 Mar 2009 3:09pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent colors and light

26 Mar 2009 3:11pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Even on the default settings you have captured such a beautiful view, Would love to sit there and soak it in

26 Mar 2009 3:17pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

P&S maybe, but low-grade? No. It's a really nice composition, as is.

26 Mar 2009 3:27pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a picture which is a dream!
friendships jack!

26 Mar 2009 3:36pm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Dandy shot anyway.

Sometimes all the flexibility we have on our DSLRs is just too much for me. One of the things O often forget to do is reset the ISO when I change scenes, like when I go from a bright exterior to and interior setting. Arrrrgh! Fiddling with aperture and shutter speed can also be an issue. Did I remember to reset it for the new situation? Such challenges!

26 Mar 2009 4:48pm

@MontereyJohn: I really need to have a check list that I meticulously go through before every shoot. That doesn't cover coming inside, but it does resolve a bunch of frequent problems. Also, after every shoot, I need to have a check list for setting my camera to my personal defaults. Your comment is motivating me to do better.

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

I'd be content with a disposable freebie in a location as beautiful as this, Jack ha ha which reminds me.....

My camera self destructed in the Las vegas when I married Pat, and I had to grab a 24 shot disposable camera with corporate slogans on each frame. Those photographs of the Grand Canyon the next morning are amongst my most treasured, and we still laugh at that broken camera and the timing!

This shot is an absolute beauty, and I think shows that whether it's a disposable, point and shoot or impossibly expensive Pro Digital, and regardless of setting, it's the eye behind the lens that makes the difference. You have the eye and the touch, Jack.

26 Mar 2009 5:02pm

@EYES WIDE SHUT: Thanks, Paul. The one tomorrow, the final of the series, is also from the G10. I also have a slew of tidepool shots that were taken with it. I'm not posting those shots now (too many spring flowers to get up) but possibly will in the future. Part of my reason for posting this shot is to demonstrate just exactly what you, and others have noticed; these days, even at low jpeg resolution, you can get good stuff (better than the best 6 or 7 yrs. ago).

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Now you are going to have to go back and shoot it again with proper settings : ] best...jerry

26 Mar 2009 5:16pm

@ordinaryimages: Just what I thought, Jerry. We have reservations in mid-April!!

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Very beautiful composition, landscape and place. Love it !

26 Mar 2009 5:23pm

LauraS from United States

Love this shot. Very much my kind of place where I would spend the whole day, if I could.

26 Mar 2009 6:35pm

@LauraS: Thank you, Laura. All except two of my shots for this Coastal Series were taken right down below.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

A terrific shot of a beautiful landscape.
I have a habit of spinning the dial on my 5D and it ends up on C which I invariably have programmed for something inappropriate for the situation.

26 Mar 2009 7:33pm

@Michael Rawluk: We've all been there, Michael, and more than once. Part of what I like about RAW is how many of your mind lapses you can cover in processing.

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

Beautiful scene, and nothing wrong with JPG's, I used to shoot RAW, but realized its all hype to make me buy software I don't need; good exposures and a bit of Photoshop work make fantastic JPG's that are not inferior. I think your shot proves this.

26 Mar 2009 7:33pm

@Richard_Irwin: JPGs are fine if you get it pretty much right in the capture. If you screw up, RAW gives you more bailout space.

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Looks great even with the P&S. What P&S do you have that allows to shoot RAW?

26 Mar 2009 8:57pm

@PD: Canon G10; it's a jewel. More and more P&Ss are coming with RAW capability.

vu@granby Gilles Martineau from Granby, Québec, Canada

Another gorgeous landscape picture of yours !

26 Mar 2009 9:16pm

@vu@granby Gilles Martineau: Thank you.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Precious colors. Just superb!

26 Mar 2009 10:00pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Beautifully untouched. Nice capture.

26 Mar 2009 10:03pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Lovely seascape. A still very wild place where to walk must be a great pleasure.

26 Mar 2009 10:52pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Evelyne, It is not as wild as it looks, but it is a fabulous place to walk. The rocks down below have terrific tide pooling.

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

too bad about the missing RAW, still a great capture. I really like working with raw files, it is an amazing part of the modern way of picture making.

26 Mar 2009 11:21pm

@shallowregret: RAW has transformed my photography. Anything that I want to keep is worth a little effort in processing. If I'm shooting grandkids, I switch to jpeg.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

pretty darn nice result for a "low grade jpg"...just goes to show what others before me have said...there's more to be said for WHO is behind the camera, than WHAT the camera is!!!!

26 Mar 2009 11:21pm

@Susan: Thanks, Susan. What it says to me in something about how incredible digital technology is today.

observing from North West, United Kingdom

Jack, this is a magnificent vista, flowing from the dune grass, across the beach ti the hills. Excellent.

27 Mar 2009 12:16am

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Well done. Always a good idea to keep the P&S handy.

27 Mar 2009 12:47am

@dogilicious: I took the P&S because we were going to be doing some tide pooling on the rocks and I didn't want to risk anything with my D700. I've actually got some great tide pool shots that are not in this series.

Mirza Ahmad from Thames Ditton, United Kingdom

Looks like a very nice location, look forward to some more from here.

27 Mar 2009 1:01am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Love this one, no matter its resolution, Jack.

27 Mar 2009 1:17am

@LauraS: Thanks, Laura!

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

no apologies for this beauty Jack -- lovely photo

27 Mar 2009 1:20am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

The resolution doesn't matter for the website ... it's a beautiful shot, very well composed, clear and with beautiful colors! A great place for a pick nick and enjoy the beautiful coastline!

27 Mar 2009 2:58am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The range of colours here is just incredible. The clarity is fantastic, Jack. Another stunning shot!

27 Mar 2009 3:07am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

The jpeg still works here. It's a lovely image. It looks like there are some cool tide pools there - I hope you explored and got some photos!

27 Mar 2009 5:56am

@Toni: Yep

marcel lemieux/star_cosmos_bleu from bedford.Quebec, Canada

Stunning scene and capture my pull right in...very framed it so well in proportions...great colors..i could just sit there for hours and then take a long walk and then sit this in Oregon..or its lovely..

27 Mar 2009 2:00pm

@marcel lemieux/star_cosmos_bleu: Thank you, Marcel; this is on the Central Oregon Coast, near the town of Yachats.

Manel from Girona, Spain

Nice this photo, good point of view of the coast

27 Mar 2009 2:46pm

Cricket-Tammy from United States

You still got the picture and that is all that matters. Nobody knows but you. The skies are so alive in this picture.

27 Mar 2009 3:15pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

its so beautiful

30 Mar 2009 3:59am