Ian Cambourne  

Caves Beach by Ian Cambourne

August 2019 - Caves Beach

August 2019 - Ian Cambourne


About the Image(s)

This image was taken towards the end of June 2019 while on a weekend away with a camera club. Approx 2 hour drive north of Sydney. I have been trying to capture some pounding surf for a while now, and while this day didn't provide the storm filled day, I am quite pleased that for a short while I was able to get some crashing waves. I will keep tryin g for those pounding conditions.
Sony a850; Sigma 70-300 lens at 180mm; ISO 100; f22; 1/60second; aperture priority & tripod mounted. Processed in Lightroom, then Photoshop with a touch of Tonal Contrast in Nik filters.

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10 comments posted

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Nice capture and you froze that wave and spray! I liked the bluer sky of the original. I would have "warmed" things up a tad but you may want the colder look. I also would have cropped more of the left off the image so the eye wouldn't wander off. Overall a nice capture.   Posted: 08/04/2019 09:37:11
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Thanks Trey. Yes, the blue sky is not as natural as it was, but I wanted to bring out the detail in the crashing wave, as well as making the rocks a little darker. The sky just went along for the ride.   Posted: 08/06/2019 06:45:22

Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Good shot Ian. The wave really looks great, captured right at its peak. I like the foreground rocks which adds nice depth to the image.   Posted: 08/04/2019 12:46:58
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Thanks Jay. I was hoping to catch some waves at their peaks. This is one I'm happy with. I took a series of images at this moment and have been playing with processing and stopping at different levels and effects.   Posted: 08/06/2019 06:48:26

Cyndy Doty   Cyndy Doty
Ian - Yes, a very nice capture! I agree with Trey, the colors are better, to my eye, in the one marked original.   Posted: 08/04/2019 13:41:21
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Thanks Cyndy, This was a great weekend away with good friends and we all came away with bags of images. I'm now playing with the processing part and trying to make each one a little different. You should see one I gave some HDR treatment called "sinister" to. Same rocks, different wave. Maybe next month   Posted: 08/06/2019 06:51:13

Sanford Morse   Sanford Morse
Love the image. Beautiful timing. I agree with moving the image more to the left, and the sky colors. Too bad we don't have crashing waves here in the low country; I'd like to give the timing a shot.   Posted: 08/09/2019 20:08:50
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Thank you Sandford. I and a friend are still hoping to catch some really big waves crashing on our Sydney coast during a storm. They can be quite spectacular.   Posted: 08/16/2019 18:02:20

Jorn Holm-Pedersen   Jorn Holm-Pedersen
I really like the cold look Ian it makes me think of the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius's music. Furthermore I find the post processing has stressed the overall impression.   Posted: 08/12/2019 09:24:39
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Thank you Jorn. I took many photos on this occasion and am currently processing them, trying to make them all a little different and individual.   Posted: 08/16/2019 18:04:44