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Rïders on the Störm

Rïders on the Störm
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Copyright: Jay Meeuwig (Shoot_Score) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-15
Categories: Water Plants, Seascape, Ocean, Sky
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000, Super -EBC Fujinon Lens Optical Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Song-match!, !From Sea to Shining Sea [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-20 21:13
Viewed: 5174
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
... aka Sandy Cove ...

In the middle of this month < Feb 2007 > we had some "weather"" come through. It lasted a few days.
After the worst of the storm had passed I invited a buddy to come along for a photoshoot
to a spot both of us know as spectacular in stormy weather.

So here we are... one of my first shots on arriving.
The sun is breaking thru ominous clouds, lighting up the waves
that are driven like hydraulic horses urged along by eolean whips,
only to crash on the coastal granite.

The gray against the trees in the b/g is the seaspray that is carried inland by the wind.
The black things in the air - along the rightside - is some seaweed
but particularly kelp being flung up by the crashing waves...

I only had to run once to escape a sneaker wave that chased me. It was numbing CCCCCCÖLD. Brrrrrrrr.
I had to quit eventually, not cause I was cöld, but because my lens was cöated with seaspray.

Photo shot from the beach at Sandy Cove , looking SWW
Here is another view.

Photo scaled < at max quality > to fit TN; small crop at bottom; captioned < at quality to allow for 200K limit >
Shot at: 1/1300s; f/8.0; ISO 160; handheld

Adanac, blakitan, saeedabbasi, jhm, Silke, dew77, Alex99, nainnain, marhowie, NellyD, mlines, anniejo has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To captainsgirl: beautiful shore photo.Shoot_Score 1 03-10 22:19
To Clancys: Nice capture ...Shoot_Score 1 03-09 00:30
To mlines: another mood of the seaShoot_Score 1 02-25 04:13
To marhowie: After about 30,000 critiques, I need a vacatioShoot_Score 1 02-22 02:40
To jhm: ZEER ruwe zee ;)Shoot_Score 1 02-22 00:52
To Silke: crisp white foam ...Shoot_Score 2 02-22 00:12
To dew77: Magnificent seascape. Looks like a painting.Shoot_Score 1 02-21 18:45
To Alex99: ... playing of light reflections and sun beams.Shoot_Score 1 02-21 18:44
To Adanac: Story in this that i'll tell.Shoot_Score 1 02-20 22:01
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  • Great 
  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-02-20 22:00]

nice capture that conveys the feeling of a cold ocean. i'd tend to crop a bit more off of the left though to highlite the foamy breaking waves in the mid right.

Hi Jay,
Very interesting seascape, nice and crisp image.
Great shot.

Ben Lakitan

Hi Jay ,
very nice image.
great B/W.
great sharpness.
well done

  • Great 
  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-02-21 2:03]
  • [+]

Hello Jaak,

Prachtige foto met de ruwe zee, ook uw belichting is good, zeer goed gedaan!


Hi Jay,
WOW just plain old WOW, love this capture. The light is amazing, one thing I never do is run. Story in this that i'll tell.
Points tomorrow.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-02-21 7:27]
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Wow! I love the contrasts of this: crisp white foam breaking over dark rocks! Fabulous ly powerful image

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-21 8:01]
  • [+]

Hello Jay,
Magnificent seascape.Looks like a painting.POV,details,timing,framing and composition are excellent.Have a great day!

Hi Jay.
What a nice reflection of the stormy weather. Great reproduction of the water surface, playing of light reflections and sun beams. Great POV and composition of the shot as well as exposure (your case of light condition is so complex) and sharpness of the image. Perfectly and artistically done. My compliments and TFS.

Hi Jay,
I'm ready to hit the sack mf.
It's a great shot, the light is great and makes it great. After about 30,000 critiques, I need a vacation..
Later mf,

Hi Jay,

What a great capture of the stormy weather.
The roughness of the sea, the dark clouds, they are really impressive. Very good sharpness and light.
I like it!

Greetings, Nel

Hello Jay,
This sea is a real furry! I really like those tones of colors, details and lightning. This sun lights the water like it was made of silver. This is really beautiful with great wild mood :) TFS,

Hello Jay,
The forces of the ocean is well exposed here, as the waves are washing the shores of Nove Scotia!
The backlight adds a beautiful effect to the surf, all well framed and presented in an attractive composition!
Pablo -

Hi Jay. It is good to see another mood of the sea in your part of Canada. Excellent clarity and colours. The light effect is entrancing. TFS. Murray.

If one were to change the white surface to a
yellow-orange, this scene would closely resemble molten lava, so smooth and "flowing" is the water.
I like the way you've captured water's surface; it has a rather surreal aspect to it.
Nice mood, great colors, great light and reflections!!

Nice capture of the sun beams down out of the cloud cover and brighting the waves for a great shot.


I like the wave action on the shore, beautiful shore photo. Great work. TFS

thanks for your comments and your workshop on my photo "November Sunrise -2"

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