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The Main Cliff at Hallett Cove Conservation Park


32 cm x 23.5 cm, unfixed pastels on coloured-ground paper.

I produced this on-site, from the boardwalk that goes along the top of the cliffs at Hallett Cove Conservation Park. 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 a range of RAW digital photographs taken of the same scene, during the same span of time.

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 pastel in direct sunlight would have been much too bright to determine accurate colours. Eventually, the wind got too strong for me to hold the umbrella up above the pastel, and I had to stop the pastel at that point. The umbrella had been blown inside out a number of times, and the Earth had rotated enough to have significantly changed the angle of sunlight from when I started.

I was pleased to be able to get my equipment out to this subject and produce this pastel.

 

One of the photographs developed from the colours captured in the pastel above:



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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