Elopements

Location Scouting: the Cypress Grove in the Mendocino Headlands

180 degree view, starting from the entrance path on the left, the “aisle” down the middle, and a path to the bluffs on the right:

mojocreates_cypressgrovemendo_01The main area of the grove:

mojocreates_cypressgrovemendo_02The ocean light through the trees makes for nice silhouettes:

mojocreates_cypressgrovemendo_03Trying to get some definition in the shadows/skin while being careful to not blow out the ocean or sky too much:

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Exposing for the skin and shadows makes the ocean and sky super blown out, like they’re not even there, but does create a nice glow:

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Looking back up the aisle, leading away from the ceremony location. Parking lot to the right, bluffs to the left.

mojocreates_cypressgrovemendo_08Ah, there’s the nice portrait light:

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Looking back at the Cyrpress grove:

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Coastal cliffside succulents:

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Point Cabrillo Light Station in the distance:

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We’re calling this spot, “Old Man Lookout”:

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- Julie

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