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The Wet Camera Technique!!

The Wet Camera Technique!!
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Copyright: Kirti M Rawat (kmr13777) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 67 N: 187] (703)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-02
Categories: Seascape
Camera: sony cybershot DSC w1
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Photos by an amateur photographer [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-07 15:11
Viewed: 4050
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Everyone!!
What happened to me and my camera after this shot is quite evident I guess. I had to dry both, in the sun, on the sand. I am posting a workshop to give you a perspective of where I was standing while taking this picture.
This is a small cave on Honey Island, on the Brazilian coast facing the South Atlantic Ocean. Huge waves smash on to the rocks and the cave and create an amazing sight. One that you spend hours looking at.
This shot is the result of underestimating the strength of the fierce ocean. If I would not have left the scene immediately, I would have been more than just wet when the next wave hit. However, since I did not, I can call it adventurous ;)
One side of this island, the one that I have tried to capture in this picture is extremely rough and fierce while the other which is just a 10 min walk (since this is the lean part of the island), is absolutely calm and serene, since it is inwards towards the Brazilian land mass and the other one's facing the South Atlantic Ocean.

I am not too confident about the quality of the picture, since I am sure one could have done much better with the details and exposure however, I am not trying again :)



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Hey Kurtz,
Awesome timing and clarity.
Very well done.

That is one very cool story..and after having live on the Mendocino coast which has a simialr coastline with rocks and waves..and a few fatalities....I can appreciate much what you went through to get this one...Fine Image and even better story!

Ciao Kirti,
spettacolare composizione che esalta l'impetuositą e la forza delle onde, interessante anche l'immagine in WS che mostra il punto di ripresa, forte il contrato di luce e di colore, ottimo POV basso e buona definizione.

Hi Kirti, great effect of water, fantastic composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • mistic (11)
  • [2008-11-08 12:29]

hello kirti

geniale la photo, l'effet de la vague est superbe, belle composition

continue comme ēą

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-09 10:06]
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Hahaha! Well Kirti, I'm sure you won't try it again. I like the picture though, the wave looks real nice. It's a bit OE in places but I still like it. Is the camera ok?


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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2008-11-09 14:45]

Hi Kirti!

Might there be OE on in the back, but you found the perfect exposure for the wave hitting you! And there are fine details in that wave. So for the subject you've done well and for the bg: who cares? It looks awesome anyway!
It shows real power of the ocean...
Very nice rocks in the ws, that's a nice shot even by itself I think. TFS both!

Best regards,

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-11-12 11:56]

Hi Kirti,
a technique i know well! Hope there's no permanant damage! Be careful! However, it is a very dramatic shot! Nicely frozen detail and excellent '3D' effect!
well done!

Hello Kitri.
Fantastic composition! Wow!

Hello Kirti! Wonderful wave. Dangerous perspective. Great effect. Good luck!

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