I just checked my Flickr stream and it has been over 2 months since I’ve gone out shooting seascapes. So when Gavin and Kajo said that they were heading out this week I figured it was time to haul my lazy arse out of bed and hit the rocks again.
This first shot was taken on Tuesday at North Coogee pool. I had scouted it ages ago and figured it would be a good shoot with the high tide. It’s an old derelict tidal pool. As Gavin and I arrived I checked a text from Kajo (who lives just up the road) and he mentioned that he wasn’t getting there until 5:15am. Gavin and I were there at 4:50PM and there was some lovely colour in the sky…. and it quickly disappeared… which only goes to prove that the early bird really does get the work when it comes to dawn seascapes.
This second shot was taken the following morning at Little Bay… Alarm went off at 3:45AM!… God thats early. The image below is a blend of two images of the same scene…
- Top half is a 60 sec long esposure to create blurred clouds and blurred distant water
- Bottom half is a 4 sec exposure to get water movement around the rocks in f/g
I used a 3 stop Singh Ray Hard GND. When I bought it into Photoshop I worked in the DCAM colour space and assigned Joseph Holmes -18 colour profile to create the desaturation effect (thanks for that tip Christian).
Anyway, it was fun getting back into it after some time off. I’m heading up to the Central Coast soon, so look forward to shooting my head off in some of my favorite locations.
Happy New Year everybody