Last week I made two posts of waves on rocks during a storm – one a series of shots from the same vantage but different exposure and the other details that appear to be miniature landscapes. Today’s blog is two views from the same set up with different exposures, and this view contains most of the miniature landscapes that I already posted (to give you some idea of how much cropping goes into those views). These are looking along the eastern edge of Gonzales Bay, with the Gonzales Observatory in the background and Harling Point to the left. The shots are taken immediately below the small out building that I featured in another post. Another similar building with a blue door and a hanging surf board is visible on the bedrock behind the big drift log at centre right.
As I explained before, I was trying for smooth creamy water surfaces like I had seen in some photos recently, such as Marcin Bera‘s. I am not there yet – I don’t think his seas are nearly as stormy as mine, and he was further away, and a lot of other variables, like years of learning, are probably in play. But still, this first picture is getting closer to what I wanted. These look quite nice in black and white as well, but you can imagine that for yourselves!
Canon 5D MkII, with Canon 50mm/f1.4 lens, polarizing filter, ISO 100.
- Top Image: f-18 @ 30 seconds.
- Bottom Image: f-4.5 @ 3.2 seconds.