Shortly after moving to Portland,, and I made our first trip to the Oregon coast. We knew where we wanted to spend the day shooting and had our rough plan but grossly underestimated the actual time needed while driving along the coastal roads. We started at Cape Kiwanda and had our minds set on shooting sunset at Cannon Beach. Time, as it so often is the case, had alternative plans.
And thus we have The Photographer’s Compromise. There comes a point in every photographer’s adventures where it becomes so evidently clear that the plans laid out simply will not happen – when Plan A has a 100% certainly of failure. The key is to figure out a Plan B (if one hasn’t been already established) and put it into play as quickly as possible.
Our ad-hoc Plan B was Rockaway Beach and the Twin Rocks. It was a compromise that paid off with dividends. We arrived with just enough time to scout, fire some test frames off, and nab a gorgeous sunset. Had we not made this compromise, I’m certain that we would have squandered the sunset altogether.
In terms of processing
Pretty straight forward here. I applied a Rich Glow and some shadow recovery using Perfect Effects 3 by . I also masked in a Blue filter onto the water for some color contrast.
Final touches were applied in Lightroom 4.1
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