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Photo No. 7 - Top of the Cliffs Along the Coast


 

 

 

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Photo No. 8


Digital photograph, taken 26th October at 11:23 am.

This is the view I came to do a pastel of. This is a view of the edge of one of the bigger cliffs along the coast line. A section of the boardwalk that runs along the tops of the cliffs can be seen on the left of the photograph. The chocolate coloured rocks have been dated to have been formed about 600 million years ago. Large patches of blue-green lichen can be seen on top of the cliffs. The grasses in the foreground are very dry. Several pigeons live amongst the crevices of the cliff face.

 

 

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A blue-green pigeon can be seen nestled in the left of the rocky cliff face.

 

 

 

 

On-Site Pastel


32 cm x 24.5 cm, pastels on paper.

By producing this pastel on-site, directly from the cliff, plants, sea and sky in front of me, I was trying to capture accurate colours and tones. I could then use this pastel to help develop and balance the colours in the RAW photographs taken by my digital camera.

I worked quite quickly and kept the pastel in the shade of my umbrella, so I could determine the colours as accurately as possible. Having the the pastel in direct sunlight would have been much too bright to determine accurate colours.

 

 

 

 

Photo No. 9


Digital photograph, taken 26th October at 12:07 pm.

This was taken at the 'target time' for the pastel. Notice the slightly different shadows within the cliff face from those within the previous photograph, because this photograph was taken about 50 minutes after the previous one - the Earth has rotated about 12.5 degrees in that time. The wind had also started to come in from the southwest, making the sea water look darker, but with small white caps.

 

 

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