This photo took a number of iterations before I felt happy with it. I rarely bracket a scene and this was no exception so I had to work and re-work the sky before it felt right. Next time I bracket. I must have taken 20 pictures while standing there, trying to time the surf as it ebbed and flowed through the channel. I posted it and then deleted it and then posted it and deleted it always finding some fault that I could correct. I see one now as I'm writing this...
I saw this scene in B&W but when the colors started coming together and I liked the palette I decided to leave it in color and find another candidate for monochrome.
I initially titled it "Thermometer Channel" but that was too many syllables and it just didn't glide off the tongue. So, Pacific Channel eventually won the title competition; more prose than poetry but it'll do.
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