Oceanscape 2 - Exploring Malibu
One of the most frequently asked questions about my work revolves around a single inquiry: "Where was this photograph taken?" Today, I'd like to shed some light on one of my personal favorites, 'Oceanscape Two.' This image was captured through the lens of my trusty Graflex Speed Graphic 4x5 camera, with a 135mm Optar lens, and using Kodak Ektachrome E-6 film.
The location of this scene sits right on the border of Ventura County, just north of Malibu, conveniently nestled along the breathtaking Pacific Coast Highway. Crafting this photograph was a labor of love, spanning a few days as I patiently awaited the ideal weather conditions. My vision hinged on the ethereal beauty of a marine layer, and I dedicated myself to its pursuit.
My journey began with careful scouting of the location, meticulously framing the shot in my mind's eye. I patiently bided my time, eagerly anticipating a foggy morning. When the heavy marine layer finally graced the landscape, I seized the moment. Mid-morning, I ventured to the spot and embarked on a series of captures, experimenting with various shutter speeds to achieve the perfect shot. While I regrettably neglected to document the exact camera settings at the time, the resulting images left me thoroughly satisfied.
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