Oceano Dunes, by Paul Roark
The Dunes at Oceano, along the California Central Coast, are fascinating
both to experience and to photograph. They are truly sensuous and
"alive." The virtually ever-present wind often blows a veil of sand
just over the smooth, curvaceous surface of the dunes, making them
almost look as if they are in motion. And, in fact, they are, and
you can feel it on your ankles.
This shot was taken with the Rollei SL66 and a 50 mm Distagon
wide angle lens. The SL66's ability to tilt the lens and control
the field of focus played a major role in allowing
this composition and maintaining the sharpness from the
individual grains of sand in the foreground to the dunes in the distance.
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