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B and W Shore Acres by Jane Pittenger

January 2022 - B and W Shore Acres

About the Image(s)

This was taken during recent high surf at a spot that I like for it's composition possibilities. It was shot at S 200, F 8, ISO 100 on Sony A7 R4 camera with 24-105 lens at 49mm. I shot the scene at several different shutter speeds and ended up liking this one the best because it gave definition to the wave but also a bit of smoothing to the water on the ground. I've shot this spot with high surf several ties before so I was looking for something different and ended up liking it in B and W


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Richard Story   Richard Story
JANE,
VERY DYNAMIC CRASHING WAVE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY LIKE THAT AROUND ME, (BUT OUT OF THE QUESTION IN SOUTHERN FLORIDA PLENTY OF WAVES JUST NO ROCKS).
I LIKE THIS AS THE B/W WORKS WELL. YOUR SETTINGS CAPTURED THE BURST OF THE WAVE AND THE EXPOSURE JUST RIGHT.

WELL L YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY ...BUT...
I DID SEE A FEW THINGS I WOULD HAVE CHANGED IN PROCESSING.
1. CLEAN UP THE BLACK SPOTS IN THE SKY AROUND THE WAVE.
2. IN LR ADJUSTMENT PANEL I WOULD LOOK AT TONING DOWN THE SKY AND THE WATER THUS PROVIDING MORE CONTRAST BETWEEN THEM AND THE WAVE.
3. I DID DO A FLIP OF THIS IMAGE AND ITS REALLY CLOSE BUT IN MY OPINION IT HELPS MY EYE SEE THE WAVE MORE THAT THE ROCKS, THAT DOMINATE THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE IMAGE ANAD AS OUR EYE GOES TO THE RIGHT IT MAKES THE WAVE POP AND LOOKS LIKE YOUR GOING TO GET SPLASHED BY THE WAVE.

I SUBMITTED THE TWO VERSIONS WITH MORE CONTRAST AND FLIPPED, WHAT DO YOU THINK??

BUT ALL IN ALL A GREAT CAPTURE OF THE FORCES OF NATURE.   Posted: 01/21/2022 09:19:42
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Richard Story   Richard Story
  Posted: 01/21/2022 09:20:14
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Jane Pittenger   Jane Pittenger
LOL. You are absolutely right re the flipped version drawing the eye better to the wave but, to someone who has been to this spot, it looks totally wrong. Thanks much for your suggestions   Posted: 01/21/2022 13:20:05



 

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