- Scott (1752)
- [2008-02-14 19:55]
Wish I was there, lovely compisition. This one is worth a frame and a place on your wall. I like the longer exposure. I like this one a lot.
- gondox (1585)
- [2008-02-15 0:38]
What you were planning on worked out very well I think. The 1/4sec makes a unique effect, most shots make either freeze water with fast shutter or blur a lot at lower speed. The colors and the composition are fine too. TFS!
- Mikolaj (4452)
- [2008-02-15 1:12]
Hello Patrick! Amazing sunset. Wonderful moment. Last minute! Beautiful seascape. Good capture. Great job. Good luck!
- dougsphotos (849)
- [2008-02-15 1:22]
This is a really lovely shot - the timing with the sun right on the horizon, and the wide sweeping composition, are both great.
Whilst the 1/4 second exposure has created a nice effect, perhaps a full ND filter (if you have one?)in addition to the grad might have enabled a longer exposure and even stronger feeling of movement - just a thought?
Great shot though - thanks for sharing, Doug
- horia (16656)
- [2008-02-15 4:51]
Nice to see you here again, my friend and hope everything is going well with your moving in the new place :)
This is indeed a very good coastal shot!
I really like your use of the grad filter here...the transition of light came out superbly! Also, it gave you a very delicate shutter speed which is indeed great in my opinion for capturing the motion of the waves - just as you said.
Now, since you've asked for suggestions, i dare give one or tow :)
- i think that if your using such a shutter speed in order to catch movement, it works best (from what i've seen at other photographers) if you have a rather big splash in the scene. Try to find a bigger rock than the one here, one that the waves can hit and you could very nicely capture that immense force of the water.
- in such scenes - as the one here, which is very beautiful - i think a vertical format works better. Since you don't have a massive FG rocky terrain or anything, if you shoot vertical you will be able to get the entire single rock you have here (or anything else if you have a single FG element) in the frame plus you can get more of the sky...not a lot more (you don't need that, but more never the less). Also, here you would be loosing a big of the cliff from the left, but i don't think that might have been something you couldn't live with.
That's pretty much all i could say...i just hope it helps.
Anyway, all that aside, your timing here is very nice and it did manage to capture that splendid reflection from the rock and water.
Overall: a very good job!
Bravo and TFS
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-02-15 9:55]
Excellent composition of a fine sunset well captured and composed!
great use of f/25 to have the best effect and obtain the exposure and focus!
good low pov with great depth, vivid colour and details in the shot
my compliment for a fine presentation
- loga (22)
- [2008-02-15 20:19]
Very nice sunset and great shot. Really like it.
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2008-02-16 9:38]
Great to see you back. I've missed you wonderful photos from your old neck of the woods. And I am curiouss what the new will bring for us.
You certainly presented us with a wonderful rough nature photo here. I like the warm tones of the setting sun and the slight motion in the water. I just whish you had gone a bit lower in your POV so that the rock would be a bit more in the composition.
- Scooter1812 (4)
- [2008-02-25 18:00]
Wow this is one of the nicest sunsets I've ever seen. Excellent composition and lighting!!