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Chimney Bluffs Sunset, Lake Ontario, New York

Published July 1st, 2011

On my way north, early this week en route to London, Ontario, I spent a day scouting Chimney Bluffs State Park on the south shore of Lake Ontario. After spending most of the afternoon looking for compositions at the top of the cliffs, I decided that getting below the cliffs was the best option as the clouds were sitting to the west and south and not out across the lake. I went a few feet into the water getting a perspective of the Bluffs and breaking waves. What I really like about this image, other than the amazing cliffs on the shore and the quality of weather and light, is the way the breaking waves mimic and repeat the shapes and textures of the clouds in the sky. The leading line of the wave and sweep of the cloud bank form a great vanishing point deep in the background of the picture space giving the image an amazing amount of depth.

In London, Ontario now giving presentations at the Canadian Camera Conference. Spent last night polishing off three bottles of red with Ian Plant and Ethan Meleg after a long day of presentations. Having too much fun but feeling a bit under the weather today.



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Kent McFarland  about 3 years ago
I love how the waves lead my eye to the cliff, which leads to the clouds, which leads away. My eye instantly scanned across the whole landscape with ease and pleasure. Super nice shot and nice touch to hear the story with it.
David Thompson  over 4 years ago
I like the light hitting the waves in the fg, I also like how you have used the waves as a lead in line into the scene.