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Wollongong's South Beach

Wollongong's South Beach
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Copyright: Mike Basil (mbasil) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-24
Categories: Seascape, Ocean, Sky
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, Tiffen Grad ND 0.6
Exposure: f/11, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-19 3:04
Viewed: 4368
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I haven't posted a landscape in a long time. So I trotted out trusty Sigma (I love this UWA lens, but now with my 18-200 I don't often have much need to switch lenses). So I trotted along South beach, just a block from our new (temporary) home.

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Hi Mike,
I went to TN for a short break from my work and this is the first photo I saw. What a beauty! The single stick on the beach is a real eyecatcher. The V-shape effec from the clouds and the diagonal line from the trees add great depth to this wonderful photo. I also like the footsteps that act as another leadline.
Now you do need to explain about your new temparary home. I didn't know you moved to down under.

P.S. I just now realized the b'fly photos are also from Australia. I'm probably so used to the fact that you were in Canada.

Hi Mike,
A very appealing seascape you present us.
I like a lot the way used the great angular here, it make a lot of drama on the sky.
The trunk and footsteps adds a couple of interest focus on the foreground.
Good work and thanks for share.
Best regards,

Hi Mike,

I like the sand against the sky and very nice tree that give nice perspective by wide angle lens.Great shop.


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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2008-09-19 5:38]

Hi mike.

Really nice rich colours here with sand and sky. Nice composition also. Those clouds truly are quite spectacular.



Hi Mike
Wow! What a beautiful beach, I love the wide angle view and the way the clouds seem to meet up with the sand. A nice perspective. When were you down in Australia?
TFS Janice

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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2008-09-19 13:53]

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the very dramatic photo you've posted! Your wide angle lens was certainly a good tool for the job. The stick and its shadow add to the depth of your presentation. The sky seems to be unusually dark on the left. Perhaps, the lens is having difficulty dealing with the light properly at the edge of the photo. A very nice shot, however!


Hello Mike

OK thats it I need another new lens lol, what a superb landscape here, wonderful colour saturation and light. the lone stick on the beach is a superb focal point and it almost seems to point you in the direction of the rest of the shot. Lovely post.

TFS regards Helen

Hello Mike,
Very good compo through this wide angle lens. Good saturation even without polarizer.

OK this is how I wanted some of mine to turn out. I have that lens too, and it just seems not to appear so wide.Your light is right on, and having the driftwood there makes it interesting.Maybe by pointing the lens up a bit I can achieve a wider effect.

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