Two Nations In Golden Light
Photograph - Outdoor Color Photo
A grove of western hemlock and other trees on the U.S. side of the Strait of Juan de Fuca catch the vivid light of a golden sunset linking two nations, the America and Canada. The tall western hemlock is Washington’s state tree, and very important for both lumber and paper pulp. Hemlocks typically live about 400 to 500 years, and these beautiful trees are well-established.
This spectacular view across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Canada at sunset is also available in black-and-white. It has quite a different look, with emphasis on the trees in silhouette. But I wanted you to see it in vivid color, too, for the golden light of this unique moment in time was amazing.
Chromatic aberration (CA), or “color fringing,” occurs when light is distorted by a camera lens because the colors in light travel at different speeds. Usually, in still images such as this, CA is considered something to be avoided. In movies, though, it is used to make an image pop. The same “pop” effect is true in photography, and CA can be introduced intentionally. In this case, I chose to leave it and enjoy the special effect. The orange color you see in the backlighting definitely makes this image pop.
I hope you will enjoy comparing these two versions: black-and-white and color. You will find both in my Port Angeles and Washington State galleries.
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Nikon D80, Nikkor 50mm/f1.8 lens, with circular polarizer and ND filter, shot outdoors with available light. No people.
Main colors: Yellow, orange, purple, black
July 29th, 2021
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