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Shelf cloud heading out to sea..

Shelf cloud heading out to sea..
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26 Comments | Report
OnTheEdge
 
OnTheEdge October 10, 2015
Ivan, this is just breathtaking, beautiful and ominous at the same time :) where was this taken?
Ocean_Drive_Images
Ocean_Drive_Images December 10, 2015
Sorry for the late reply , This was taken on Lighthouse Beach , Port Macquarie , Australia...cheers
sirari
 
sirari October 10, 2015
Incredible photo
anitaselvog
 
anitaselvog October 14, 2015
This photo is soooo life like. Magnificent capture!
AllenHrenyk PRO+
 
AllenHrenyk October 30, 2015
What a great photo. Thank you for sharing.
nandicmb
 
nandicmb November 07, 2015
Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in Image of the Month Photo Contest Vol. 1!
LeeBennett PRO+
 
LeeBennett November 22, 2015
Amazing image, congratulations on your win, well deserved!
Ocean_Drive_Images
 
Ocean_Drive_Images November 22, 2015
Wow ..Thanks for the comments guys , much appreciated...Thank you to Viewbug for choosing my photo as the winner and Thanks to everyone who voted for my Photo..
MRKll PRO
 
MRKll November 23, 2015
Congratulations on your win. Beautiful photo.
calderbridge
 
calderbridge November 23, 2015
Congratulations Ivan on your recent win ---- A Wonderful and Breathtaking worthy winner!!! :))
davidmartin_9542
 
davidmartin_9542 November 23, 2015
This is spectacular. Thanks for sharing this.
nina050 PRO
 
nina050 November 23, 2015
Stunning capture! Congrats !!
dalburey
 
dalburey November 23, 2015
Wow
stuartslimp
 
stuartslimp November 23, 2015
Congrats on your victory. Amazing shot!
p_eileenbaltz
 
p_eileenbaltz November 23, 2015
Congratulations on your well-deserved Contest Win for 'Amazing Sceneries'.:)
allancaron
 
allancaron November 23, 2015
wow
belchertownphotos PRO+
 
belchertownphotos November 24, 2015
You definitely earned the win. This is outstanding.
LucyLoo PRO
 
LucyLoo November 24, 2015
Superb Image :-D Spell-bindingly Beautiful, Wonderful movement and drama. Congratulations. Brilliant :-)
marcmcleanphotos
 
marcmcleanphotos January 09, 2016
Incredible :)
lyoung403b PRO
 
lyoung403b February 16, 2016
Awesome!
mickeyherd
 
mickeyherd June 24, 2016
Stunning cloud formation. Beautiful..... well done!!!
lindiekolver PRO
 
lindiekolver November 02, 2016
I thought it looked familiar...I live there too...just uncanny how one recognises a photo. Great job, well done!
scruffyherbert PRO+
 
scruffyherbert January 11, 2017
Wow. A seriously impressive shot. This is just packed full of drama.
deannefortnam PRO+
 
deannefortnam February 21, 2017
Wow, wow, wow! stupendous shot
cdelgado
 
cdelgado June 06, 2017
Right time and Beautiful!
Paulacook144 PRO+
 
Paulacook144 June 06, 2017
Welcome to View Bug. Great moody sky well seen and handled.
lorrettarousseau-kendrick
 
lorrettarousseau-kendrick March 09, 2018
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Lighthouse Beach, Port Macquarie, Australia when I first started photography 2 years ago. It is definitely the best storm photo I have ever taken and I have photographed quite a few since that day.
Time
From the warm night you could feel there was going to be a storm in the afternoon. I made sure my camera bag was ready to go in the morning incase storms were to arrive. It was well over 30 degrees by lunchtime, I could see some clouds off in the distance and thought I would check the radar on my phone. I could see storms were starting to fire up over the ranges which would take 2-3 hours to get to the coast. 30 mins later I could see the storms were getting bigger and more frequent on my phone, I made the decision to head to my favourite spot for a photo. I actually arrived an hour early to get set up and waited patiently for it to arrive. When it arrived at roughly 2 o'clock I was blown away by the shear size and structure of it as you can see in the photo.
Lighting
Well there's not a lot I can say about the light except when the cloud came over it started to get dark quickly just before it poured down with rain. The sun was behind that mountain in the distance on the right of that photo hence why it is warmer in that part of the photo. I could still see blue skies out over the ocean just before this front arrived.
Equipment
This was shot with my first camera, Canon 60D with my second lens Canon 10-22mm at 10mm sitting on a 190 xb Manfrotto tripod. I also used a Lee Hard .9 gradual density filter for the sky and a remote so I could take rapid shots without worrying about moving the tripod. My settings were f8 1/6 Iso100.
Inspiration
Easy, It's Mother Nature. Capturing that moment Mother Nature throws at us is just what I love to do. It will be different everytime. Simple as that.
Editing
This is a natural edit with no heavy processing. All adjustments were done globally in camera raw and this is very close to how it looked on the back of my camera.
In my camera bag
What I've learnt over the years is that it doesn't matter what you have in your bag, it's about how you can maximise what equipment you already have. A camera doesn't know how to tell a story, that's up to the photographer and when you realise that it doesn't matter what equipment you have. In my bag currently is a Canon 6D a Canon 16-35mm f4 lens and still only have the 1 lee filter as mentioned earlier and that's all i need.
Feedback
I found being patient and being well prepared for what ever it is you want to photograph. Getting in the right position so you frame your shot perfectly makes a good photo stand out from the rest. Composition is probably the most important part of photography and then just let mother nature do the rest.

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