Shark Fin Cove, Davenport, California

Sunsets at the beach can fill the onlooker with many emotions. It is easy for the eye to become overwhelmed with colors or changes in the wind in these brief moments. I enjoy capturing coastal landscapes at sunset in monochrome, because the last light of the day and the Shadow seem almost engaged in a battle or dance. While the design goal of IR-Chrome filters is color emulation similar to Kodak Aerochrome film, the heightened contrast that the filter provides can also add drama to black & white images. The filter neutralized the haze from the surf as the sun dropped in the sky in this scene. The shadows also became richer, as the light filtered.

Sony a7III (full spectrum converted by Kolari), Kolari IR-Chrome filter, Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM lens