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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.

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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.

Forresters Beach Meet

I had a great time on the weekend past with the Flickr Focus group at Forresters Beach. I also had a little frustrating time trying to capture the big waves smashing against the rocks while it was dark before the sun rose. I was trying something i don't normally do, that is freeze waves with faster shutter speeds. That meant wide apertures and higher ISO's. I did do some of these and i didn't feel free and comfortable. So after sunrise there was enough light to get out the Lee Big Stopper and create a great Long Exposure if i do say so myself. I was feeling great after this and then went to breakfast with some of the crew from the meet up. Nothing like a coffee after a photo shesh. We had breakfast at Point Cafe, Wamberal.

A big wave captured and uploaded straight out of the camera.

A big wave captured and uploaded straight out of the camera.

My final image i was happy with called "Forresters Spa"

Forresters Spa

Forresters Spa