Not one of my most recent photos. To be honest I haven't shot any seascapes in months. I miss it so much!! Anyway, Choas on the Mid North Coast, NSW Australia, as an afternoon storm hits the beautiful Hungry Head, Urunga.
The waves were pounding the shoreline, so heavy and in huge sets. You can't even seen the distant horizon in this one, the spray from the waves quickly evaporating into humid summer air.
Coastline enveloped by sea spray during the golden hour, after an afternoon shower.
Golden hour (sometimes known as magic hour) is the first and last hour of sunlight during the day. Typically the lighting is more diffused because the sun is near the horizon, so the sunlight travels through more of the atmosphere, reducing its intensity.
Me and a friend scoping out a local beach for sunrise. Never really liked this shot due to the dull colours so I decided to rid it of colour all together via SilverEfex. Turns out it's one of the stronger shots from the morning now
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I love this spot and for some reason I've never actually photographed it. Was on a photo tour with a client and after getting him set up got a chance to set the shot and wait for an incoming set. The sun slipped behind a cloud but with all that was going on everything was illuminated well. 3stop Reverse GND was used to control the sky and tiny bit of blend for the rocks on the left to soften the grad line.
It's always good to have spots in one's mind that we can run to close by for sunrise and sunsets. I am extraordinarily lucky that this is that close to my house. Some friends asked me to head down here for sunset about 20 min before the sun was to depart so hurrying to the trail and mostly running/sliding down it, got down to the bottom and was greeted by this scene.
From a technical standpoint these shots are always tricky. Camera's are not good at capturing the range of light in scenes like this. The main exposure is taken with a 3stop Reverse GND to control the light but that leaves us with an ugly dark line across the landscape in this case so I took 2 other exposures to be able to blend it away. Then the normal dodge/burn.
Oh yea...then the sunset went cotton candy nuclear. More soon!
Well, it seems this is the spot of the month as I've had some great fun here recently. Under certain conditions the rock as the edge of the beach become exposed and in this case were glowing green! Last time I was here the green was not nearly as intense but this time...oh yes. The key of course is to find a way to get our eyes in to the photo. Find a notch, wait for a little wavelet and BLAM!
Also got to use my 3stop Rev-GND for the first time in a successful manner. Only had to blend a slight bit of the hillside on the left...everything else was one shot! (for those non-photo dorks this means a lot less work controlling dynamic range).
In a perfectionist sense I would like the sun further to the right to really balance the photograph completely, alas, I can not move the sun, only wait a month or two. Although you might all get sick of Ke'e shots
This was one of the last shots of a beautiful evening just outside Grundarfjordur when the weather finally began to clear. The previous 2 days had been washed out with solid rain. I used manual blending of 4 exposures and a photomatix produced image in this one. In coming weeks, I hope to present a video on Iceland flicking through every picture I took there in 2010 case people were curious!
Jokulsarlon lies in Iceland's South East - some 380km away from the capital Reykjavik. It is easily accessable by the ring road and is definitely worth spending several days there as the weather conditions change giving a whole variety of different possiblities for photography. This particular evening was clear and there were icebergs floating close to shore or already ashore. I fished this one out of the water for this image. Image was taken with a 3 stop soft and 2 stop hard GND (slight cast in the sky which I have left in). People have often commented on previous photographs about the reflection being brighter than the sky ; that is the intention with this image and several others I took while on the trip last year.
Sometimes, when you drive out in hope of a good dawn in the darkness, you just get lucky. This morning was one of those days when grey skies lit up for a few minutes including a very truncated rainbow in the distance. On a cold wet winter morning, I had this place all to myself to appreciate and it reminded me that no matter how many times you visit the same spot , it is never the same! It probably takes some imagination to see a dragon churning the waters but I think I can see one
As the dead sea slowly declines, the back-and-forth motion of its waves coats everything in an icy-white layer of salt. I've found everything from a salt-enveloped sandal to white tree-trunks, long lost since the times when the water level was higher. This morning was truly amazing. The clouds were so heavy I didn't even have to use filters. This image, the first of a series, was shot with just a bare lens and a tripod.
Location: Garibaldi Lake, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Equipment: Nikon D90 + Tokina 11-16mm @ f/11 + Tiffen Polarizer. Technique: Photomatix Pro 4.1 and Photoshop CS5 from 3 RAW exposures.
Location: North arm of the Fraser River, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Equipment: Nikon D90 + Tokina 11-16mm. Technique: Photomatix Pro 4.0 and Photoshop CS5 from 3 RAW exposures. Download: Up to 2560x1600, 2560x1440, and 1600x1200.
This shot is a part of the 2012 landscape calendar, which is now available! Go check it out
The only sound up there today was the whisper of the creeks flowing into the lake. The glacier is lost in the fog.
Location: Wedgemount Lake, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Equipment: Nikon D90 + Tokina 11-16mm + Tiffen Polarizer. Technique: Photomatix Pro 4.0 and Photoshop CS5 from 3 RAW exposures. Follow me on Facebook:WestCoastScapes