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sunset surf and spume

sunset surf and spume
Photo Information
Copyright: Bob Harrison (BobH) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 8 N: 192] (650)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-24
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Olympus 700C UZ
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Seascapes; Sea Views; Coastal Views [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-03 10:15
Viewed: 5764
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A short break now from the strange and abstract. Nothing unusual here except the conditions which led to the image.

This shot was taken at Dyer Point in the Two Lights area of Cape Elizabeth, just after a storm. The sky had cleared and the wind had shifted to the northwest (to the right and behind this POV), but the surf driven by the storm had not yet subsided.

The waves breaking on the ledges were meeting the wind head on, causing large amounts of spume to be blown backward from the wave crests. Because the sun was about to set, the low light angle illuminated the front of the waves. The same low sun also lit up the undersides of clouds above, which gave enough reflected light to make it through the back sides of the waves.

tech notes-
brightness and contrast increased significantly
some shadow lightening
slight sharpening
no color manipulation

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To papajoehermit: sense of placeBobH 1 04-09 21:18
CritiquesHeaven 1 07-04 04:44
To Heaven: adjectivesBobH 1 07-04 03:08
To blue_river: dof/p&sBobH 1 07-04 03:05
To Evelynn: camerasBobH 2 07-03 16:51
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That is quite a high surf and as you mentioned the light is special.

Though I now use a Canon SLR and pounds of lenses I still hold on to my Olympus C-700 UZ. I have taken thousands of shots with it and it is still going strong. It was my first digital camera.

Evelynn : )

I really like this shot! Everything worked out very well for you, it would be a whole lot better if there was more DOF, but that's okay because I'm sure it would be somehwat difficult to acheive a whole lot of depth using a point and shoot camera, well done!


Hi Bob!

This is a beautiful, wild and dynamic seascape picture. The colours are fabulous and I like how we can see through the spray of the waves.

Kind regards


And yet another dynamic photograph. Your photos make me want to move to Maine if only to see and capture some of these intense images you have posted on TN. This and your "Feeding Frenzy" are definitely award winners of some category to be sure!

JGoff, Louisville, KY

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