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Death Ledge



Northern Beaches - Sydney - Australia

Northern Beaches - Sydney - Australia
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AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta July 22, 2014
Superb shot. Congratulations on being Featured.
catini
 
catini July 22, 2014
Congrats on your feature!
danielmartin
 
danielmartin July 22, 2014
Beautiful! I can feel the power of the wave...!
iceman2
 
iceman2 July 22, 2014
Beautiful capture.Congrats!
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marcbaechtold July 22, 2014
Beautiful Picture !
Follest
 
Follest July 22, 2014
Congrats on your feature! Great shot :)
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sweetpea72 July 22, 2014
WOW.. Congrats! ")
ericfitzgerald
 
ericfitzgerald July 22, 2014
sick shot!
lisagallant
 
lisagallant July 22, 2014
Real pretty shot.
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toml721 July 22, 2014
why do I see this and think Hawaii 5-0 ?? :))
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vasasphotography July 22, 2014
Awesome shot.
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gondmagdi July 22, 2014
awesome shot !
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SusiStroud July 22, 2014
Great catch. Congrats on your feature.
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vojce July 23, 2014
fantastic shot
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louisloizidesmitsu July 23, 2014
Congrats!!!
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rpdhjja July 24, 2014
Beautiful.....
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MegashotsPhotography August 04, 2014
Now thats power. Well Done.
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Sue_Marshall August 30, 2014
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Sue_Marshall
 
Sue_Marshall August 30, 2014
amazing capture so sharp and defined
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography August 30, 2014
well done!
mahbubeh
 
mahbubeh August 30, 2014
great shot! amazing!
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marilenavaccarini April 24, 2015
amazing shot
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rogercampeau May 04, 2015
Awesome shot !!
Maryann9
 
Maryann9 July 30, 2015
Impressive! I love the ocean so this is very amazing to me
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken of Newport Beach on Sydneys Northern Beaches. The Break is off the point of Newport Reef and gets its name "Death Ledge" by the super heavy barrel that is created when it hits the shallow pinnacle it breaks on. I took this photo from my boat as it is inaccessible by land unless you swim out (which is a long way).
Time
This image was taken around mid morning
Lighting
It was a bit of a low light cloudy day which helps make the photo more dramatic and gloomy and puts the "feel" of the name Death Ledge into context.
Equipment
Canon 60d with 100-400mm canon lens
Inspiration
I wanted to capture the raw power of the wave and get a unique picture of that particular wave. It is one of the heaviest waves in Sydney by far and only breaks this way when there is a particular swell direction.
Editing
I did a bit of light and contrast editing in lightroom.
In my camera bag
When this image was taken: canon 60d canon 100-400mm lens canon 100mm macro lens sigma 17-70mm lens manfrotto tripod & monopod
Feedback
Get out and takes as many photos as you can! Make sure you look at the weather patterns and swell direction if the "break" you are shooting only breaks in a certain swell. This will give you a better chance of making plans to get to the spot (ie organising a boat) so you can get the shot you are looking for.

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