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The sea in turmoil

Sunday night at the beach again as there was finally a promise of some light and while the light was OK the sea was on fine form with six foot waves crashing on the rocks.


Here is what I shot.


Parton-wave-turmoil by alf.branch, on Flickr


and again in mono


Parton-wave-turmoil-mono by alf.branch, on Flickr




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Re: The sea in turmoil

You always do an excellent mono, Alf, but this is one of those ocassions when I prefer colour. That relatively small area of yellow peeping through the clouds really makes the picture IMO.
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Re: The sea in turmoil

Great shot Alf, think I have to agree with John, the yellow does seem to bring out the life in shot... Possibly try cropping a little off the top and bottom?
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Re: The sea in turmoil

If I had not seen the colour version I would be shouting lyrical about the Mono however in this case the warm mono tones of the colour image with the sunset just shout at me. Excellent image
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Re: The sea in turmoil

Colour for me too it's lovely. Really conveys the power in those waves.
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Re: The sea in turmoil

Unusually I too prefer the colour version in this instance. Both are excellent images Alf.

You're so lucky to live within striking distance of such a location. Sadly the topography of the Colne and Blackwater estuaries where I live mean six foot waves crashing onto the beach and rocks are as rare as hens teeth. We get big(ish) waves out in the main channels, around Bench Head for example, but sadly a lack of rocks makes such scenes as you often show non-existent. Still we have the got the marshes which have a very different beauty I am still trying to do justice to.

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Unusually I too prefer the colour version in this instance. Both are excellent images Alf.

You're so lucky to live within striking distance of such a location. Sadly the topography of the Colne and Blackwater estuaries where I live mean six foot waves crashing onto the beach and rocks are as rare as hens teeth. We get big(ish) waves out in the main channels, around Bench Head for example, but sadly a lack of rocks makes such scenes as you often show non-existent. Still we have the got the marshes which have a very different beauty I am still trying to do justice to.

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Blimey Hec, if you prefer the colour version it must be a done deal!

Six foot waves crashing onto Mersea Island would almost count as a Tsunami.
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Re: The sea in turmoil

Thanks all for the comments.
I am off out now to look for some big waves.
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Re: The sea in turmoil

Colour for me to, loverly image Alf.
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Re: The sea in turmoil

The colour version is loads better and IMO is one of the best (if not the best) of your beach series.
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Re: The sea in turmoil

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Re: The sea in turmoil

Alf a STUNNING image and now I am reminded by your images that I did not take any slow water images at Brighton ! darn it

I too prefer the colour, the golden glint on the horizon and the "sun kissed" tops of the waves over the boulders are STUNNING
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Re: The sea in turmoil

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The choice of shutter speed for water is very sjbjective for me as it depends how the water is moving and is as much a part of my decision as Dof.

I suppose it depends on what you are used to shooting. For me I dont think about using shallow Dof often enough.
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The choice of shutter speed for water is very subjective for me as it depends how the water is moving and is as much a part of my decision as Dof.

I suppose it depends on what you are used to shooting. For me I dont think about using shallow Dof often enough.
Alf, and I do not use slower shutter speeds enough its what I am used to shooting, more often faster for sharper

and this, once again, is yet another reason why this forum is so great (Ian & Olympus) because we all have the same make bodies (mines a ONE size 12 ) and we can 'talk' about methods and settings

YOU have Inspired me for my next seascape Outing Thanks greatly
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Alf, and I do not use slower shutter speeds enough its what I am used to shooting, more often faster for sharper

and this, once again, is yet another reason why this forum is so great (Ian & Olympus) because we all have the same make bodies (mines a ONE size 12 ) and we can 'talk' about methods and settings

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I would recomend that you spent some time trying different shutter speeds as the difference can be striking and may be surprising.

I would say though stay alert to what the sea is doing as it can creep up on you or suddenly change and you should avoid this

splash by alf.branch, on Flickr
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