Jack Graham Photography Workshops 2011 & 2012  www.jackgrahamphoto.com/photo-workshops ( spaces are limited on most workshops for 2011)

Podcast ( also available on iTUNES): www.18percentgraymetter.com (New edition on HDR now available)


Oregon Coast, May 28, 2011

Out on the Oregon Coast last weekend while conducting a workshop, we were challanged by some interesting but difficult light to photograph in. It looked like things could have been just about perfect. We had great location (just south of Haceta Head Lighthouse), potentially great light, great waves, and what could have been a perfect setup for the sunset. There was that opening in the sky on the western horizon that I hoped would allow the glow to pop through after the sun went down.

 The  image was shot about 20 minute3s before sunset. The sun was still strong above the horizon, in the upper right hand corner. To eliminate the way overexposed area that the sun would have caused, I pointed my lens down beneath the sun, right above the edge of the ocean, but leaving some of the colorful sky in the image. This provided some amazingly beautiful warm light that added to the image, but eliminated the blown out sun. This was no time for slow shutter speeds. I wanted to capture the fast action of the waves as the came over the rocks. My Nikon D700 performed great at ISO 2500 with little or no noise. At 1/640th of a sec!

The challenge here was waiting for that perfect time to get the waves crashing on the rocks and having the light just right. As my workshop attendees found out, it wasn’t that easy, but we all got some pretty interesting images…………….And oh, by the way… the sunset didn’t happen. The clouds above the horizon were just too thick and gray to allow the glow to get through them. The pre-sunset light was better on this occasion.

I hope you all enjoy this image. . Comments are appreciated!

 Technical information……….Nikon D700, Nikon 80-200mm ED IF at 200mm,  Date/Time: 2011:05:28 20:27:41 Shutter speed: 1/640 sec at F 16 ISO 2500, -1/3 compensation, Singh Ray 3 stop soft reverse graduated filter, Gitzo 3541L Tripod, Really Right Stuff BH55 Ball Head


This was my first weekend in the field using my new F-Stop Tilopa BC Backpack…. Needless to say, it performed amazingly well. Not only did I have room for my camera body, 4 lenses, 4 grads, polarizers, lots of different lens hoods, and a lot more, but the extra room inside the backpack allowed me to carry my Nikon SB900 Flash,  my 200mm Macro lens and my rain pants and jacket as well. It was nice not carrying 2 packs to do the same. I was really impressed with the back support it provided.

Please check out their website www.fstopgear.com .If you are a past workshop attendee or have one scheduled in the future,  I CAN get you a discount on their products. For now you need to let me know what you are interested in and I”ll get you the contact info at the company for you to make your purchase. (This method IS changing soon, but for now this is the only way I can help you save some $$$). email me at jack@jackgrahamphoto.com  

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