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Bombo Big Waves by Grace Lee

May 2020 - Bombo Big Waves

May 2020 - Grace Lee

Original 1

May 2020 - Grace Lee

Original 2

May 2020 - Grace Lee

Original 3

About the Image(s)

We are moving house at the moment, I rush to edit Bombo big wave photo for this time only.
The black/white one was from Sept 2019; same time token as last last month one. I also wish to know whether color or black white photo which is better?


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14 comments posted

Paul McLaughlin   Paul McLaughlin
I am partial to black and white and find myself drawn to the black and white picture. I do find it a tad underexposed overall and the brightness of the sun exacerbating the underexposure and pulling my eye from the wave. You have really captured the majesty and power of the wave, you should make sure that is where the viewers eye goes.   Posted: 05/09/2020 13:50:29
Grace Lee   Grace Lee
Thanks so much Paul for your really good advice! I will do more work on it! Thanks a lot!   Posted: 05/10/2020 19:05:01

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
Did you use a filter to make the sun flare? The flare is very effective. I like the color better, for one thing because the sea area in the black and white seems to look like it could be rocks, and it also has more grain. You really did capture a big wave, and I think that it shows up better in the color.   Posted: 05/09/2020 14:23:13
Grace Lee   Grace Lee
Hi Tom, I use Kase GND 0.9 half black; also use
Germany made GaoLe ND1000 filter   Posted: 05/10/2020 20:17:33
Grace Lee   Grace Lee
I will do more work on color photo too, thanks Tom!   Posted: 05/10/2020 20:19:18

Tony Tam   Tony Tam
Since you used a high level ND filter, the B/W came out completely different impression. It looks like a shot at night.(I had a similar experience) or looks like a image before storm. I am wondering what shutter speed you setup when you add a ND1000, shutter speed should be quite low, but I do not see the blurred water waves.
Great shot! you captured a big waves. People live near ocean
can often encounter the big waves.   Posted: 05/13/2020 23:27:48
Grace Lee   Grace Lee
Tony, I used 1/320 sec.   Posted: 05/25/2020 01:50:40

Barbara Mallon   Barbara Mallon
Dramatic! The composition is marvelous. I love your wave and sunstar. I like the color photo better. The grainess (noise) of the photo bothers me. If you don't like it, I have had good luck with noise reduction using Nik software. Original 3 could be cropped to give the wave and sun more prominence. I like the transluscence of the wave in that shot. What fun to have these to work on!

Barb   Posted: 05/14/2020 18:19:21
Grace Lee   Grace Lee
Here is another one with same kind transluscence of the wave. Hope you like it.   Posted: 05/25/2020 06:19:46
Grace Lee   Grace Lee
Here is another one with same kind transluscence of the wave. Hope you like it.   Posted: 05/25/2020 06:21:09

Grace Lee   Grace Lee
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Grace Lee   Grace Lee
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Grace Lee   Grace Lee
look like I couldn't post for more then 3   Posted: 05/25/2020 06:21:38

Grace Lee   Grace Lee
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