Seascape

Spoon Bay Sunrise - Focus Meet

Spoon Bay Sunrise

I had a great morning with the Focus group today at Spoon Bay hosted by Wayne Gibson. As you can see we had some great light and great location. This was a new location for me and one i'll be visiting again.

Rocks @ Spoon Bay - Central Coast NSW Australia.

I thought I might share some settings and processing I did in order to capture this seascape. I don't normally do this as I think you need to do what you need to do in order to present the images for viewing. In camera and post. I do realise though that there are new photographers out there who want to know what others are doing.

Camera Settings:

  • Canon 6D
  • ISO 100
  • Aperture f/8
  • Shutter 1/3 Sec. 
  • Lee Filter 3 stop Hard Graduated Neutral Density

Post Processing:

In Adobe Camera Raw I did basic fixes like. Lens Correction, Straightening the horizon, White Balance & Auto Levels as you can see below. Remember a Raw file has all of the Camera's processing settings removed and then you have to add (to your liking) the settings back including sharpening

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Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 Layers Panel:

Besides the processing I did in the below Panel I removed a ship on the horizon and some bird droppings from the rock as I thought they were distracting to the view.

I also ran a sharpening script from Tony Kuyper.

Photoshop Layers Panel

Location: Spoon Bay, Australia.

 

Thank you for reading please leave you comments below or on Social Media

Jason.

New seascape boots

I just upgraded my rock boots to ones with metal spikes out the bottom of them. I just went for a quick test and they are pretty grippy. Walking through mossy platforms and climbing over rocks. Great tred so I don't slip over while looking for subjects to capture. 

They are called Adrenalin. Sold through BCF in Australia. 

 

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Ocean Thoughts

Ocean Thoughts....

After having some personal issues with social media, bland photos in my streams (social media noise, should i give it a rest) getting the shits with my progress (business and printing) I think I have pull another image out of my arse, that hopefully someone will like. 

Now i'm adding to your digital noise sorry.

About the image..titled "Ocean Thoughts"

These nice jagged rocks are just to the right of Camel Rock and while I was waiting for the others to come back from around there I decided one last image before I headed off for breakfast. 

I was looking at them and I can just see before I even start what it's going to look like in my mind, playing it out in my head. I could see the leading line from the creek out to the rocks with the flow of clouds streaking by.

Tip: If setting up a tripod on these outlets make sure you push down on the tripod legs to steady it because the water flowing will soften the sand and make the tripod sink down during your exposure and therefore the static subjects will blur. 

Jason.

Ocean Thoughts - ISO 50, f/16 @ 4mins

Ocean Thoughts - ISO 50, f/16 @ 4mins