antongorlin
antongorlin

Across the Abyss



Every time I go to this location I find new perspective and new compositions. I just need to relax and follow my intuition without logical approach. Sometimes ...
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Every time I go to this location I find new perspective and new compositions. I just need to relax and follow my intuition without logical approach. Sometimes you see what you need just across the abyss... Only few steps away. But what it takes to do them? First step is to determine what your personal abyss is...
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Layers and Rule Of Thirds Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Celebrating Nature Photography Day Photo Contest 2016Top 10 class
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Celebrating Nature Photography Day Photo Contest 2016Top 20 class week 1
Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Clouds In Movement Photo ContestTop 20 class
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HDR Landscapes Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
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3 Comments | Report
nina050 PRO
 
nina050 May 21, 2016
Love your commentary that accompanies your photos!
JulianneBradford
 
JulianneBradford May 26, 2016
Beautiful mood
antongorlin
 
antongorlin May 31, 2016
thanks everyone! I won the People's Choice thanks to you all.

Behind The Lens

Location
Rocks below Burrows Park, not far from Clovelly Beach, NSW, Australia
Time
sunrise
Lighting
It was full cloud cover, 100% cloudiness. And I didn't expect much, but suddenly after the Sun went up it appeared that clouds were not too thick and got lots of subtle color, which actually looked great to me.
Equipment
Nikon D750, Tamron 15-30 / 2.8, tripod.
Inspiration
There were pretty large waves and I noticed that some of them produce this small waterfall, so I decided to take chances and try to capture it. The issue was that some waves were too large to stand so close. So I waited 5m away and then ran forward if the wave was appropriate. And then ran back. Don't get me wrong, the only danger was to get wet with my camera, it wasn't life threatening. If it was I'd just stay away.
Editing
Yes, I do post processing with Luminosity masks. This photo is also merged because I did exposure bracketing. Otherwise it was various types of contrast and color enhancements.
In my camera bag
I always carry my camera - Nikon D750. The next thing I pack is my fav lens, Tamron 15-30/2.8, it's my must-have for landscapes. The next thing I always have is Nikon 50mm / 1.8. It's cheap, small and awesome. I did a number of good landscapes with it as well (30mm on Tamron isn't always enough). I also always carry a tripod, now it's some sort of Weifang. OK-ish tripod as I don't see a great reason to buy expensive tripod to get it ruined by salt in half a year. Sometimes I have tele lens with me (Nikon 70-300 VR2), but only when there are waves to shoot. As a bonus sometimes there are also dolphins play around in the waves. Other things in my bag are: lens pen, shutter remote, set microfiber wipes, headlamp, additional warm socks and sometimes t-shirt, a bunch of memory cards and a spare fully charged battery.
Feedback
Spend some time watching the waves and take notice where they reach and where they can potentially reach and measure the risk. If it can wash you off the cliff, then just don't go there. If you just can get wet, then it's up to you and your camera. Good photographer is an alive photographer. Otherwise good shutter speed for such water is around 0.5 second. Don't be scared of the 100% cloud cover. If clouds are not overly thick, you'll get some color and sometimes lots of drama in the sky when the Sun is behind the clouds. Have all your settings set, manual mode, bracketing, focus locked so that you don't spend time on useless things if you can only shoot for a short period of time like I did here.

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