Clifton Waterscapes

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by wisie, May 6, 2007.

  1. wisie

    wisie Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2002
    Messages:
    3,684
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Grabbed these around a hour ago at Clifton Beach. Its a pity the sky isn't all colourful and I was almost tempted to photoshop the sky but that would be cheating yes? Shot until it was dark and didn't realise that hopping around the cliffs at dark would end up being quite difficult hah.

    Shoot with a .6 nd grad.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Bethwyn

    Bethwyn Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2007
    Messages:
    84
    Location:
    Brisbane
    I like #2. I'm quite partial to stones/rocks though. Nice work!
     
  3. LINUX

    LINUX Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2001
    Messages:
    3,062
    Location:
    Dudley, Newcastle
    Can't really fault you technically :), oh, other than there's dust in the lower right.

    Nice scene, decent composition, long enough exposure, now you just need to do it every day for a month until you get an awesome sunset to boot ;).

    Oh, and #2 is my fav too, mainly because it has a more varied foreground/background composition.
     
  4. plasticbastard

    plasticbastard Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2003
    Messages:
    4,005
    Location:
    Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha
    Some nice shots. Does it get a lot of fog?
     
  5. CptVipeR

    CptVipeR Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2001
    Messages:
    761
    Location:
    Hobart
    Nice one alex,
    Last shot is my pick. For some reason having the open light space on the right feels less constricted than the others.

    Perhaps because normal reading is right to left, thats how it leads the eye in this image.
     
  6. Dropbear

    Dropbear Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    9,722
    Location:
    Brisbane

    not in my opinion
     
  7. oli

    oli Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2002
    Messages:
    7,266
    Location:
    The Internet
    Nice shots Wisie. I like the second one best... The contrast in textures between foreground and background is cool. :thumbup:

    I think we can forgive you just this once for not having the best skies. ;)
     
  8. stenchlord

    stenchlord Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Messages:
    5,589
    Location:
    Sydney, NSW
    I like the second shot the most. If it was cropped on the bottom a little more I think it would look better. There's not enough sky :(

    Oh and happy 20th Birthday Wisie! Just noticed it on the main page.
     
  9. SyN

    SyN Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    7,279
    i think the sky works great with the smooth water
     
  10. OP
    OP
    wisie

    wisie Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2002
    Messages:
    3,684
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Thanks for the comments guys.

    I do have a question: As it got darker the swell picked up a little and I wanted to take more shots however I needed my remote to get a half decent exposure. What is the best way to calculate the necessary exposure?

    Ha thanks for the well wishes stenchlord! Very observant of you :)

    Just another shot that I was experimenting with but it got a little dark

    [​IMG]
     
  11. stenchlord

    stenchlord Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Messages:
    5,589
    Location:
    Sydney, NSW
    No problems man :p lol gotta be observant if you wanna take photography seriously :p ;) not that I am. It's just something to occupy my time lol.

    As for the necessary exposure... trial and error? To me that's the beauty of digital. You can check your images albeit on a tiny screen but you can review and see if your shot has the desired effect.
     
  12. young_einstein

    young_einstein Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Messages:
    2,562
    Location:
    Caroline Springs, VIC
    It was my birthday yesterday and nobody noticed! :( :( :(
     
  13. stenchlord

    stenchlord Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Messages:
    5,589
    Location:
    Sydney, NSW
    Happy Birthday dude. Apologies. I wasn't aware of it yesterday.

    I was too busy with some stuff on the computer so prolly wasn't as observant as today. Happy Belated Birthday though mate.
     
  14. LINUX

    LINUX Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2001
    Messages:
    3,062
    Location:
    Dudley, Newcastle
    Also, checking the histogram also really helps :).

    One thing I do is take exposures at 1600ISO until it's exposed correctly and then calculate the correct exposure for 100ISO. Most cameras go up to 30s before hitting bulb, but 30s@1600ISO = 8mins (480s) @ 100ISO :). Also really long exposures are quite forgiving, remember that +1EV is double the exposure time, which is the difference between 480s and 960s (16mins). So if you have a scene that should be exposed for 8mins, but expose it for 10mins instead then it's probably not going to matter all that much, depending on the extent of blown highlights, that is.

    If you want some hard numbers, 480s @ 100ISO f/3.6 exposes a full Moon lit landscape well. The following shot was 20mins at about half-moon:

    http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q3/biogenesis_photo/CRW_9529-800.jpg
     

Share This Page