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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2023 at 23:05
Well, we're in the midst of a lengthy tropical storm (high winds, rain) in Tāmaki-Makarau (Auckland), so figuring Te Henga wouldn't be crowded with visitors I headed out there for some more seascape photography.

I opted to wear Sealskin ™ waterproof socks, hiking boots and a 3-layer raincoat. With the winds I opted not to bring tripod, and just hiked to O'Neill Bay with the a7Riii and Voigtländer 110mm macro. I figured this had two advantages. I wouldn't have to perch at the edge of the rocks and be potentially swept into the pounding ocean and drowned. And it's off, tapered lens-hood made it very unlikely I'd get any sea-spray or rain droplets on the front lens. Unfortunately the weather wasn't as extreme as I'd hoped when I reached the Bay so the shots had less drama than I was after.

The first thing I tried was some intentional-camera-movement during the shots. Basically slowing the shutter down and following the crest of the waves.

#1 Wave version 1


#2 Wave version 2 (slower shutter speed)


This viewpoint captured the wind, blowing back spray off the tops of the waves. I tried to set this up using a leading line through the rocks and down the waves.

#3 Surf


#4 Black and White Surf


They don't quite have the impact I was after, but I'm now more confident I can take photos in more challenging weather.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 4paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 January 2023 at 00:12
Yes Wave Version 1 is "in between", it looks blurry but not Artistic, like it was not intentional. The shutter speed in Wave Version 2 is long enough that it works as Impressionism, and looks intentional. Version 2 is excellent!

Longer shutter speeds lead to fewer keepers, but the ones that are keepers are striking.

I asked about Viewfinder blackout with the a9 because tracking is impossible with a blank viewfinder like with long exposures, so it would make this technique produce more keepers. I can fire off 50+ of these and not get a keeper

3 Surf is the right idea, maybe more telephoto might give it more Wow factor.

#4 Black and White Surf is good, but my eye sees wave spray in the upper right, and I want to see more of it LOL.
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A tiny dusting of snow on a tree-line in the Ardennes


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Beautiful landscapes on this page, I like the sweep of those trees Pieter and thats some lovely atmosphere svjetlana.

An disused quarry building on dartmoor-



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Whitsand Bay-



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I love second one, Simon. TFS
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Post Options Post Options   Quote svjetlana Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2023 at 16:55
Originally posted by bigsi bigsi wrote:

... thats some lovely atmosphere svjetlana


Thank you Simon!

Your "Whitsand Bay" looks great, as most of your images, has that great light.
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Thanks Jack and svjetlana, this time of year either the light is awful or amazing, and nothing inbetween!
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