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Wollongong's moody coast

Wollongong's moody coast
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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: 2008-11-20
Categories: Seascape, Ocean, Sky
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, Tiffen Grad ND 0.6
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-21 2:14
Viewed: 3766
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
New South Wales, especially the coast, is a very scenic part of Australia. Because the climate is so mild, I'm not seeing the range of moods that I'm used to in more temperate reasons. But the coast can have some moods of its own.

Yesterday the surf was up. While I was bodyboarding I saw some amazing low light and headed back to grab my camera. After a brief shower the dusk was increadibly clear, and I came away with this memory.

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dear mike, I like this pict very much. very dramatic and perfect light! even though it is dark you can recognize very good the color of the sand and algae. i think that on tn, we undercharge de regard of landscape pictures, even though there are some very very good shots. as per my opinion we have to encourage a bit more such pictures =:o))

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-11-21 4:34]

Hi Mike,
Exposure is very well controlled, light , colors, choice of POV, composition and DOF are very good. TFS

It's funny that this scene doesn't look warm and to be bodyboarding weather. It is quite a beautiful photo. I love the light and the color of the sea. I also like the amazing depth of focus and that lovely foreground sand.

Evelynn : )

Hi Mike!

You present us a marvellous seaside picture. The dramatic atmosphere is superb. I also like the conversion of the sky and the sea at the horizon and the effect of the perspective. Moreover, the colours are superb!

Kind regards


Did you attend the Paul'ist of England'ish School? this is an amazing down under product of a walkabout mixed with an OZ sized lager! Your brand seems to have a "smooth" quality to it...quite the differences the other has a Canon..I do tend towards Nikons....because at one time I could afford them...

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-11-21 21:49]

Hello Mike,

You have made an impresive photo wit this beautiful landskape. You have captured well the strange atmosphere. Image is very sarp showing nicely the ater and stones. Colors are very beautifull.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-11-26 11:58]

Hi Mike,
great to see a seascape from you. A well chosen POV and some nice detail in the waters. Perhaps a lower POV or stronger foreground element may have added a little drama, but thats just personal taste i guess! Nicely done, a beautiful image of a beautiful place.

Hi Mike,
I like the different unexpected colors in the beach and water a lot. They look very rich in their tonality. I think it had to do with the special light conditions. The wild suft tells me bad weather was to come quickly.
Am I correct to say that you used a screw in type grad ND filter. It looks like parts of the top bottom half are a little dark.

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