Firstly, apologies for the lack of participation here on dA. Life has been full of different things happening including weekend weddings, work commitments and getting the house ready for renovations. That and looking after our beautiful baby has left us little spare time these days!
Putting that aside, in the days leading up to Christmas, I had managed to clear the backlog of wedding photographs to edit and so, I was excited to head down to the coast for a dawn again instead of seeing beautiful dawns and dusks pass through my study window! Petrel Cove is a rugged place to photograph with Victor Harbor's bluff in the background. Due to its southerly aspect, this kind of shot is really only possible during mid summer. In between dodging waves and getting soaked, opportunities like this presented themselves.
Merry Christmas everyone!! Lets hope new year presents itself with another opportunity like this.
It seems that whenever I make a decision to visit Petrel Cove near Victor Harbor, I'm greeted with some pretty amazing conditions. This particular morning last weekend was no exception. I thought mother nature was giving me an early christmas present but unfortunately, it cut both ways as well. After sunrise, the conditions were still amazing and I ventured to the top of the rock visible in that scene. Though I didn't fall over, a particularly vertical wave splashed water onto the 5dmk3 ( not a lot ....) and it subsequently cannot be turned out. I am hoping that some time tomorrow morning on Christmas day, it too will give me a present by allowing itself to be turned back on after drying out! Can't complain about the images to work with from the morning though and I will be super paranoid now within smelling distance of the sea.
Apologies again for the absence from dA and have yourselves all a fantastic holiday season Bring on 2013!! For a year in review, visit our blog page at www.everlookphotography.wordpress.com
An image from earlier this year on a wild winter morning where the tide was high and the clouds ominous. In the distance, the bottom of a crimson rainbow shone opposite the sunrise. One of the most spectacular dawns I've seen at one of my favourite coastal locations close to home. I hope once baby settles down, I'll be able to head out to the coast again as you never know what you're going to get even at a location you know like the back of your hand.
Winter tides rush toward a flaming sunset at Pfeiffer Beach, CA. I had previously been shooting the portal and became tired of the endless groups of photographers shooting the famous rays. I realized i was ignoring a beautiful sunset and hiked up north to capture it. Take time to Full View this shot
Soft winter light combined with a dramatic winter ocean hits the coasts of Montana De Oro State Park, CA 20 minutes before this shot i and my camera were completely drenched by a wave almost like a Shamu show at sea world, thankfully i had my rain cover on my gear
Golden rays of light burst through a unique doorway carved by time along Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur. Truly one of those beautiful moments where the elements combine in your favor. Winter solstice is the time at which the Sun is at its southernmost point in the sky. During this brief period our sun lines up directly with this portal and allows us to witness a unique phenomenon.
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.
This image was taken on the second morning of our trip down the Mid North Coast to Forster. Unfortunately the conditions for this trip weren't as I hoped, but I managed to capture this stunning burst of sunrise colour. This is a 200 second exposure just as the sun kissed the horizon and rose above the clouds. I think this is probably the best shot from the trip. Fingers crossed next visit will reward me with more surreal conditions like this.
A bit of oil in the water lights up at sunset nicely.
Location: Steveston, Richmond, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Equipment: Nikon D90 + Tokina 11-16mm. Technique: Photomatix Pro 4.1 and Photoshop CS5 from a single JPEG exposure. Wish I had taken my 3 RAW! Follow me on Facebook:West Coast Scapes
Iceberg floating in the melt pool near the glacier Not sure how old this piece of ice is, but it must have formed during the last ice age, so about 10-100 thousand years ago.
Location: Wedgemount Glacier, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Equipment: Nikon D90 + Tokina 11-16mm + Tiffen Polarizer. Technique: Photomatix Pro 4.1 and Photoshop CS5 from 3 RAWs shot in 1.5 EV intervals. Follow me on Facebook:West Coast Scapes
This shot really showcases the unique color of the water here.
Location: Wedgemount Lake, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Equipment: Nikon D90 + Tokina 11-16mm. Technique: 3 RAW files processed with Photomatix Pro 4.1 and Photoshop CS5. Follow me on Facebook:West Coast Scapes
A spectacular sunrise above the chalk cliffs of the Alabaster Coast in northern France. The 100-meter high cliffs along the English Channel stretch from the Seine Maritime all the way to Le Tréport. The photo shows one of the most beautiful coast sections near Étretat.
Spring 2012 Normandy, France
After spending 3 weeks shooting in northern france I released the results on my website. I'll upload them here on DA during the next days.
If you want to see them now you can check my website: [link]
This photo of the Matterhorn taken on a cold evening in October conveys a mystic atmosphere. After the first snowfall, the Stelli Lake is slightly snow-covered but still ice-free. The long exposure captures the moving clouds above the mountain tops of the Valais Alps.
An extremely windy sunrise on our 3 day backpacking trip to Thousand Island Lake, California in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Low, fast -moving clouds obscured the peak of Banner but still offered a beautiful display of light. Thank you for taking a look!