Peter Cheung  


Diamond Beach by Peter Cheung

May 2020 - Diamond Beach

About the Image(s)

Deion: The picture was taken in Iceland on Aug, 2018. The icebergs from Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon washed up on shore and created a beautiful contrast with the volcanic black sand. I used a slower shuttle speed and low angle to capture the movement of the wave. The camera settings are Nikon D810, Nikkor 14-24mm, 24mm, f/10, 0.4 sec, iso-250. In post-processing, I need to remove some water spots on the picture as it was raining when I took the picture. I also increased the contrast and reduced a little bit of color temp of the image.


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6 comments posted

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
As I mentioned in Ian's post this is "Cold" month for our group. Three of you have submitted images of ice and or glaciers. I have been to Diamond beach and the surf was so rough the day we were there I was not willing to put my camera down on the ground to get that beautiful effect of the wave, I know, chicken right? This is beautifully done and love that smooth water from the long exposure. Stunning image!   Posted: 05/09/2020 12:46:06

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Simply magical Peter. Water movement, low angle, wide angle lens up close to the foreground, black, blue and a touch of white are all superb. Isn't it great to get our knees wet?   Posted: 05/12/2020 04:28:27

David Stickney   David Stickney
Beautiful image, Peter. The crystal like clarity of the center right ice is captivating and the long exposure nails the water movement perfectly. For a square Instagram shot you could almost cut it in half letting the right side stand on its own.   Posted: 05/12/2020 21:13:51

Nock Wong   Nock Wong
Great shot and a very beautiful capture. Well composed with the movement of the wave leading into the picture. Very nice image   Posted: 05/13/2020 10:39:57

Janos Demeter   Janos Demeter
Excellent! The combination of perfect clear ice and smooth water is outstanding. It surprizes me that you used not even too long times. I would have guessed this is made with 4-5 seconds. The flow of the water should be high.   Posted: 05/18/2020 03:17:51

Dave Ficke   Dave Ficke
Peter - great shot, your low and the ice is tac sharp and the movement of the foreground water is great with the dark rock is great.   Posted: 05/21/2020 15:38:50