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Saltwick Burst



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17 Comments | Report
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka August 08, 2015
Excellent composition and edit.
ElenaRK
 
ElenaRK August 28, 2015
Awesome capture!!
Fused_Elements
 
Fused_Elements September 14, 2015
Outstanding Capture
MaryMarie Platinum
 
MaryMarie May 05, 2016
Amazing capture~
markpaul
 
markpaul July 18, 2016
Love it
rickarts
 
rickarts August 14, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
rickarts
 
rickarts August 14, 2016
Great use of warm and cool, dark & light, foreground-background. An excellent shot.
CinnyWoo PRO
 
CinnyWoo December 21, 2016
Stunning!! Did you post-process?
Ainnion
 
Ainnion February 25, 2017
Beautiful!!!
wendyzan
 
wendyzan March 29, 2017
Excellent shot!
evergreen1116 PRO
 
evergreen1116 March 30, 2017
Oh, the stories to be told in this spectacular image,,,
jonbuck
 
jonbuck May 16, 2017
Really effective !
belindagummer
 
belindagummer July 13, 2017
Just wow, love the colour
melkav PRO+
 
melkav August 04, 2017
Congrats on your contest win! Well deserved.
Dz_Photography99
 
Dz_Photography99 June 01, 2018
Absolutely STUNNING
greggorydobisch
 
greggorydobisch February 07, 2019
Awesome sauce
RickL PRO+
 
RickL March 15, 2019
The story of the timeless end of things is well captured

Behind The Lens

Location
I arrived at Saltwick bay about an hour before sunset and was quite disappointed because the tide had not gone out as far as I had hoped and the sky was quite dark also it was raining quite heavy out to sea and there was already two togs on the beach, I nearly got back in the car to head up to Whitby but being quite stubborn I decided to try to get the shot I had planned. Once I got own to the beach I could see that if I was careful I would be able to clamber over some very slippery rocks to get round a small headland to the wreck, on arrival the water had just receded leaving the shale rock wet bringing out the beautiful blue tones and the clouds started to colour up nicely I grabbed a few test shots then the sun dropped below the clouds, one of those evenings that you never want to end.
Time
I arrived at about 8:00pm hoping to capture the setting sun there were two other togs on the beach but with it being quite a struggle to get to the wreck I had it to myself until the tide had retreated further but by then the best of the light had gone
Lighting
Lighting conditions were quite tricky with the sun so bright and the rest of the sky being quite dark so I used a Lee 0.6 graduated ND filter to reduce the brightness of the sun and lift the foreground thinking I would lift the shadows in pp
Equipment
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF17-40mm f/4L USM, tripod, cable release, Lee 0.6 Graduated ND filter
Inspiration
I have been to Saltwick Bay many times but always at sunrise and I had always wanted to capture a sunset which is at its best from June to August when it is at its most northerly point and on this day the weather forcast and tide were favourable. When I arrived it was cloudy but I decided to head down to the wreck and hope for some nice sunset light, by the time I got down there the sky was colouring up nicely so I got into position took a few test shots then waited for the sun to drop below the clouds and when it happened the light was superb
Editing
First it was imported to lightroom to set the camera profile and correct some lense distortion before reducing the highlights a fraction and lifting the shadows once this was completed I exported to Photoshop to set threshold for black and white also to reduce saturation a fraction then I reduced noise with my neat image plugin lastly the image was sharpened using a high pass and that’s it
In my camera bag
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EOS 7D, EF17-40mm f/4L USM, EF 24-105mm f4 L IS USM Lens, 0.3, 0.6 x2, 0.9 x2 hard graduated Lee filters, 0.6 ND filter, Big Stopper, Little Stopper, Circular polariser, landscape circular polariser, manual white balance card, misc cleaning products
Feedback
Careful Planning and preparation such as looking at images from the area on the internet always make things easier on location and although I go for specific shots I always look around for different aspects or patterns that I can use in my images, I have been to Saltwick Bay many times but the light is never the same twice I always like to get to a location early so I can soak up the atmosphere and look around for points of interest or unusual compositions then you just have to capture the one that everyone takes as well

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