Sherry Icardi  

Coral Cove, Jupiter, Florida by Sherry Icardi

November 2020 - Coral Cove, Jupiter, Florida

November 2020 - Sherry Icardi


November 2020 - Sherry Icardi

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About the Image(s)

This was taken on an early morning shoot at a place with tons of rocks and coral. Unfortunately it was drab and no sunrise (or at least one we could see). Instead I decided to play a bit with long exposures.

What I noticed was with the slow shutter speed and the high waves the rocks are pretty much obliterated. But I really did like the long exposure effect on the water.

I do not have a graduated filter so I had to use my camera settings to give me the long exposure, thus the F/18. I do not like noise so I kept my ISO low and increased the exposure time to compensate.

Taken with D850 and 24-120 lens nat 75 mm
Shutter speed =1/8 sec
Iso 400

10 comments posted

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Is this the month for colorless sunrises ? Let's see what the others post. I really enjoy this image Sherry, your decision to use a slower shutter speed, for me, has given just the right amount of movement to the waves. I wouldn't worry about the rocks being obliterated, that's exactly what waves do, wash over them. Compositionally just the right balance of receding foreground beach, placement of the horizon & those great clouds. The colors overall, are pastel and give me a sense of peacefulness. Please don't think me being super picky, but I notice a dust spot very top and 1/3 in from the left, and another very bottom towards the right. I'm just trying to help you remove some imperfections that could be seen as negative against any image. I do not go looking for imperfections in other people's work, they just seem to call out to me. However, with my own work, I really go looking for them.   Posted: 11/08/2020 05:11:03
Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Thank you Ian, I found the one on the top left and that is most certainly a dust spot....but having trouble finding the one on the bottom, could you be talking about the stick? While not a dust spot sure looks funky and will remove it but want to make sure that is the one you were referring to......all those clouds make dust spots a real pain to find!!!

No offense taken at all, I would point it out as well.   Posted: 11/08/2020 14:25:17
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
If you say it's a stick, then a stick it is. Or was.   Posted: 11/08/2020 21:48:16
Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
I fixed the dust spot and removed the stick....and put the image in spot 3.   Posted: 11/09/2020 14:27:35

Debbie Bates   Debbie Bates
Ian, your good on finding dust spots it took me quite awhile, til I read Sherri's and she had fixed the spot in the 3rd, but even looking in the other two. I had trouble.
Mine are really bad when I see them. I have to have someone show me on the light ones.
Sherri you photo is very good when you look at all three images. You really made the waves stand out with the long exposure and the clouds really deepened which made them great too.
  Posted: 11/09/2020 18:02:04

Matt Conti   Matt Conti
I am a huge softie for great clouds. There is really nothing more I need to have in an image. I do certainly appreciate the smoothing of the water but more particularly, I think the semi-circular shapes of the waves hitting the beach make for an especially pleasing effect. Normally, I would say an image like this needs a focal point, but there is enough happening that it holds its own. Well done.   Posted: 11/12/2020 20:12:02

Janos Demeter   Janos Demeter
I think the exposure time you have chosen is ideal, since the waves are soft but the clouds still very sharp. Well, maybe they did not move at all. I am a big fan of clouds and for a long time I am considering to make a collection of cloud photos. I see here a an alligator (well, it's Florida) biting something.   Posted: 11/13/2020 00:44:41
Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
You will never see an alligator on the beach they are relegated to the wetlands, Janos. I don't think they like the salt water. But I would have loved a sail boat on the horizon, but unfortunatley it was not a good morning for sailboats.

And indeed the clouds were moving since 5 minutes later there was an incredible storm on the left (out further in the ocean) so that was a consideration that I forgot to mention. I really wanted the clouds more than the anything else with the slight pink from the non-exsistent sunrise.   Posted: 11/13/2020 13:28:05

Dave Ficke   Dave Ficke
I enjoy this image and that's the great thing about going out in nature - you just not sure who the lighting will work out. Good creativity so using a long exposure. I think the tops of the waves give softness and yet show the movement.

The clouds are dynamic and I think I can see rain from them - very nice shot   Posted: 11/14/2020 11:00:08

Peter Cheung   Peter Cheung
The smooth water of long exposure and the clouds are beautiful. I like the blue tone of the photo. I would darken the sky more in order to bring up the dramatic tone of the clouds. I think the photo will also look pretty good in black and white. Very nice image.   Posted: 11/23/2020 22:03:56


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