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The rough Sea at sunset

This is the night of the big storm down south. We had a very rough seas and a nice sunset. soon after this the wind dropped off.

I was really buffeted by the wind taking these and the shutter speeds were low which also made it harder. Just got round to processing this these due to a PC fault.

Very soon after arriving


Parton beach 27-10-13 by alf.branch, on Flickr

before the sun went down but battling with sea spray on the ND grad.


Parton beach 27-10-13 2 by alf.branch, on Flickr

After the suns set I resorted to using my tripod


Parton beach 27-10-13 3 by alf.branch, on Flickr

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Re: The rough Sea at sunset

I like no 2 the best.
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Re: The rough Sea at sunset

No2 for me as well. The light on the rocks is lovely.

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Re: The rough Sea at sunset

No.1 for me with the sea & sun effect!
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Re: The rough Sea at sunset

Very nice set, Alf ... your opening stands out but all are good.
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Re: The rough Sea at sunset

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I like no 2 the best.
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No2 for me as well. The light on the rocks is lovely.

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No.1 for me with the sea & sun effect!
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Very nice set, Alf ... your opening stands out but all are good.
Glad you like them Mark
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Re: The rough Sea at sunset

Hiya. Was going to suggest a crop for each on Flickr, but your account stops me from adding Notes ...

So: how about cropping out part of the sky top in the first shot (makes the sun 1/3), and, in the second, crop out the curve of the wave (as some of it is out of the bottom of the frame) and the right side to make the splash 1/3.

Basically, cropping to emphasise things according to Rule of Thirds (or Golden Sections if you prefer) :-D

Both are fine captures !
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Re: The rough Sea at sunset

Whoops ! Sorry ! This isn't the right thread for such comments - shall I delete my comments ?!
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Re: The rough Sea at sunset

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No worries about the comments at all from me. I did consider the crop suggested but stuck with these
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Re: The rough Sea at sunset

Love all these, well done. I have tried many times to get shots like this but fail everytime. Can you recommend any tips, filters, camera settings and correct time to attempt it please
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Re: The rough Sea at sunset

Thanks Steve glad you like them.

I suggest you show some shots in LFI but timing and location are everything IMO. Always shoot in RAW my camera struggles with the dynamic range for this stuff. I use ND grad filters most of the time many will say you dont need to. Practice and vary shutter speeds to get the effect you want even using ND filters I dont own a 10 stopper and would not use much if I did.

HERE is my Parton beach set to view exif data click on the three dots at the bottom right of any picture all exif is available. Must dash but dont be afraid to ask more questions.
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Re: The rough Sea at sunset

Thanks for the info, I will take a look through your gallery now, much appreciated, I'll pop out and give it another go soon

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Thanks Steve glad you like them.

I suggest you show some shots in LFI but timing and location are everything IMO. Always shoot in RAW my camera struggles with the dynamic range for this stuff. I use ND grad filters most of the time many will say you dont need to. Practice and vary shutter speeds to get the effect you want even using ND filters I dont own a 10 stopper and would not use much if I did.

HERE is my Parton beach set to view exif data click on the three dots at the bottom right of any picture all exif is available. Must dash but dont be afraid to ask more questions.
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Re: The rough Sea at sunset

I like both 1+2 best but the sun in 1 is distracting as it's so bright, so I will settle on no.2. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: The rough Sea at sunset

Nice shots Alf. I prefer the 1st, I like the warmth and the action feels closer.
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Re: The rough Sea at sunset

Nice set Alf, I love the lighting and mood in No 1 & 2.

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