Francois Venter  

Rockplate Mono by Francois Venter

November 2021 - Rockplate Mono

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Rockplate Mono

I tried to push the boat out (Pardon the pun) a bit further with this mono conversion. The ideas was to create a bit more high key mono image of this scene. I shot the image with this in mind and over exposed intentionally to get enough light where I needed it. This is not a usuals shot for mono as the colours at sunrise can be very pretty. But I also liked the textures and for that reason I tried it in Mono. I was on this cliff before sunrise to get these images but this was one of the last shots I took after the sun was above the horizon. This image was shot with my Nikon D850, Nikon 16-35mm F4 lens @ F14, ISO 80 and Shutterspeed of 141s. Th images was shot using a 10 stop neutral density filter and a cable release of a tripod. The image was taken off the cliffs of a smaal seaside town called Arniston that is maybe about 3h drive east of Cape Town.

8 comments posted

Bob Patrick   Bob Patrick
Nearly perfect shot. The sun ray leading the eye out to sea works nicely. I'd say the boat was pushed out far enough.   Posted: 11/03/2021 23:33:59
Francois Venter   Francois Venter
Thank you for your kind comments   Posted: 11/04/2021 11:55:46

Lin Sun   Lin Sun
Amazing beautiful picture! A little bit unrealistically beautiful. Unbelievable. I would thought it's a PS work if I didn't know you captured it with your camera. Great!   Posted: 11/04/2021 01:06:58
Francois Venter   Francois Venter
Thankyou for your comments. I actually like the unrealistic part which is probably due to the 141s exposure and the cloud movement. Incidentally there is very little photoshop work in here   Posted: 11/04/2021 11:57:02

Arief Rahardjo
I just can say Wow.. It's dramatic image with slow shutter speed technique. Nice image.   Posted: 11/04/2021 19:51:38

Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
That's an awesome photo! The leading lines to the circular formations draw your eye right into some really interesting land formations. The cracks in those formations add interesting texture and detail. The hazy rocks under the water create a sense of mystery. Black-and-white works really well here. Nice job!   Posted: 11/06/2021 17:14:25

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
Very strong piece of long exposure imaging, 141s on Bulb is fun, so how many attempts did it take to get the right timing. Something to be very proud of.   Posted: 11/10/2021 06:41:27

Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
A successful image, which makes curious with the subject, the detail and the camera technique. One wonders where this is, which dimension is represented and how this special effect could be achieved. The representation in black and white emphasizes the special mood. I like the picture.   Posted: 11/10/2021 07:21:33


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