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Flood Study

A study of scenes captured during floods, April 2015.

I have always wanted to create a series where all the images captured were created and processed in a similar way. This is marks the first attempt in doing so.

 

What have I been up to since Feb?

Hello All, I'm still alive. I haven't done a blog since February. Sorry about that.

So what have I been up to?

In March I found a new local jetty for creating long exposures with and the next day's Sunrise was a sight to see, well you can view it below.

I'm also shooting architectural images on my phone and posting them to Instagram which are captured around North Sydney.

North Sydney Architecture. #architecture #bnw #northsydney

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In April we start to get a lot of rain and we had some localized flooding of the lake and I create a minimal long exposure of one of my favourite jetties which I've been capturing for a few years now.

Jetty

I went to the local state recreation park and one of the last shelf clouds for the Australian east coast came roaring through.

Snapper Point Shelf CloudThese buggers are hard to capture in my opinion. I was in the Munmorah State Rec. Park on...

Posted by Jason Beaven Photography on Friday, April 17, 2015

It's Milky Way season in the Southern Hemisphere in April and May. I live on the east coast of Australia and facing the Pacific Ocean I captured the Milky Way core rising.

Follow Me To The Galaxy

It's now May and I have created a new Study series called "Flood Study" based on recent floods of our lakes from what's known as an East Coast Low. I'll create a new post for that series very soon. So stay tuned.

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Broken & Scarred

Here is a new image i created over the weekend called "Broken & Scarred". I have seen this jetty online before and I knew I had to find it and go take a look for myself. So I looked up where I thought it was on Google Maps and it didn't take long to find.

When I turned up to the location you have to go through a set of gates to a private Hospital and I noticed on the sign that the gates are open from 6 am to 6 pm, well I looked at the clock and It was 5.20pm. I thought shit i'd better get moving as I knew I was going for long exposures and would only be able to capture 1 or 2 frames before I had to make it back out of there. Low and behold I made it back out just before 6pm. Few.

Here is the result of one of the frames.

Canon 6D, ISO 50, f/11, 6 minutes using a 10 & 3 stop Lee Filter

Behind The Scenes: Taken on a Sony Z2 Mobile.

Location:

 

Power

Power

I was planning to go to a location about thirty minutes north at Swansea. There was overcast skies in the area (my kind of skies) and after looking up the rain radar I knew I had to be quick as it was coming in south from the northerly direction.

So I headed off and about 10 mins away and I was watching the sky and I knew I wouldn't make it. So I quickly darted to a location I have been to before Chain Valley Bay towards to the jetty for a classic composition.

Once again there was a fisherman at the end of the jetty. I looked around notice a spot but then eventually decided on a square composition with Vales Point Powerstation at the bottom right of frame. I wanted the grand gesture of sweeping clouds going from right to left with the long exposure technique I often use.

To achieve this I used a Lee 10 stop and 3 stop hard grad filter to get a silky smooth and white lake with a dark sky.

I literally had time for one frame before the heavy rain started. So i'm happy I got this one in.

Here is the jpeg straight out of camera. I set the preview to a custom Black and White profile (I don't normally show this)

 Power - Before

Power - Before

Here is the final results after cleaning up in Adobe Raw 2014 and Three simple layers in Photoshop CC 2014.

Power - After. Canon 6D ISO 50, f/16, 132 sec

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Jason.

Montague Island

This is Montague Island as the title suggests and it's situated off the township of Narooma on the East coast of New South Wales, Australia.

When I first arrived in Narooma I noticed the island straight away and started composing in my mind what it would look like as a long exposure. 
I didn't take the shot and was not sure why. When we had some rain during the weekend I wondered if I would get another chance to shoot it with the sun in the west lighting it up.
It wasn't until the Sunday afternoon when the showers had cleared and we weren't out seascaping.
So I quickly grab the opportunity to capture an exposure for six minutes while hiding behind a tree because of cross winds at the time.

Jason.

Montague Island - ISO 50, Aperture f/11 , Shutter 6mins