Creek flowing towards the Ocean

South Oregon Coast

[/caption] I found two small waterfalls that were cascading just yards from the beach and tried to see if I could get the creek in the foreground and the ocean in the background while setting the shutter priority. The only big problem was that it was 10:50am and there were no clouds to shade the camera from the bright sun. I decided to put myself in a very shady part of the creek that was sheltered by the sun by a 100 foot cliff. I was wanting to get the most panoramic view in order to show the blur of the creek as well as the ocean. I made sure to attach my ND8 filter as well as my CIR-PL and warming filter in order to limit the overexposure. The fastest speed that I could use was at 2 seconds so I set the ISO to 100 and the white balance to -2 in order to ensure that the aperture would be set at F-20 or higher. I had the camera mode in shutter priority so the aperture was set at F-20 which worked out perfect. I made sure to use my tripod, bubble level and remote switch to avoid any camera shake or blur. I was using my Sigma 17-70mm lens and opened the lens as much as I could at 17mm. The foreground has almost too much shadow and the ocean is too overexposed. If I had been here earlier in the morning or later in the evening this would have been a much better photo. This photo was taken at the Sameul H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor and I am definitely coming back asap. I was amazed to see so many wildflowers hanging from the sheer cliffs as well as the dozens of sea birds and a very adventurous seal poking its head out of the water as I scanned for photo opportunities.

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