Castle Bay Rockpools

Unfortunately I haven’t been able to put up many photos of late, it’s a combination of lack of material and school. I had a bit of time to spare today and came up with this photo, a result of two exposures blended into the one image. There’s a few detail blemishes at 100% so it’s probably not a photo to go hanging on a wall, but it’s better than no photo at all. I took this at yet another 4.30am morning down south.

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10 Responses to “Castle Bay Rockpools”

  1. I’m sorry, you had spare time? What’s that? Would you care to share? Great clouds in the photo, the early mornning was worth it. I also like the pattern in the sand in the foreground.

  2. The foreground looks really good and the darkness of the sky draws the eye to it. Great image, I must learn how to blend images. It may not print large but it’s worth a reshoot!

  3. Hey Lloyd real nice mate, I like the lines in the sand in the foreground.

    Cheers

    David

  4. Simon Harris Says:

    Hi LLoyd,
    Great image! Have been to that area but have never seen it look so good.

    Did you use any filtering on this? I mean “on camera ” filters.

    I use a stop grad but its not doing the job and wondered whether you were using a 2 stop or nothing at all?

    Kind regards, Simon.

    • Hi Simon,

      Thanks for the comment!

      I didn’t use any on camera filters for this image, in fact i don’t actually own any filters! I had to manually merge two different images for this (one exposure for the sky, one for the foreground) so a stop grad would probably have helped me out here.

      What troubles are you having with the stop grad?

      Cheers,
      Lloyd

  5. Stop grad I am using is a bit strong really…. Its a 3 stop. On top of that, its a hard grad so probably not ideal.

    Think I will get a 2 stop soft grad as it seems to be a much better idea. If my p’shop skills were better I wouldnt need one by the looks of what you have done!

    • Haha yeah, this photo is pretty heavily photoshopped.

      I guess it all depends on what type of photography you’re aiming for, a 3 stop hard grad would be ideal for say beach sunrises and sunsets when you want to get some movement in the water but not overexpose the sky. The 2 stop soft grad should hopefully come in handy in a variety of situations, and there’s nothing wrong with having a few to chose in your kit bag!

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