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I felt too tired for no reason and didn't want to go shooting sunrise. All the more so the forecast offered 97% cloud cover and average 1.7m waves. My wife...
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I felt too tired for no reason and didn't want to go shooting sunrise. All the more so the forecast offered 97% cloud cover and average 1.7m waves. My wife insisted to set an alarm and have a look at the clouds in the morning. And so I did.
At 3.50 I still felt tired and had low energy, but rugged clouds seemed promising and after 10 minutes, during which all steps of acceptance passed (denial, anger, depression, bargaining, acceptance) I gave up and started gathering things.
...Fast forward to the beach...
This was one of the best and most diverse sunrises in the last few months! And the best thing are occasional huge waves, which I adore and always hunt.
Thanks to my wife.
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13 Comments | Report
photosue50 Premium
 
photosue50 May 02, 2016
Very cool
pauladubin PRO+
 
pauladubin May 06, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
pauladubin PRO+
 
pauladubin May 06, 2016
This is one of the best wave shots I ever saw. this is a master piece. Congratulations on your ward. Magnificence work.
nina050 PRO
 
nina050 May 21, 2016
Spectacular! Congrats!
JulianneBradford
 
JulianneBradford May 21, 2016
Congrats on your award for this fabulous capture! Sometimes it's so hard to get motivated but what a terrific reward for your efforts!
antongorlin
 
antongorlin May 25, 2016
Somehow I missed the news that I was a finalist. thanks guys! Your comments are appreciated.
JChristenson
 
JChristenson July 09, 2016
Very neat shot! You can feel the power of the wave, well done! Have a look at my last shot, I'm sure you will like it too! Cheers!
Teasley
 
Teasley February 15, 2017
Right place..at the right time. VERY nice shot.
nicolabarbagli
 
nicolabarbagli February 20, 2017
great job and especially excellent composition, are surprised bright colors. when you have time if you want you can visit my profile to follow me in my shots. best regards
midar
 
midar February 20, 2017
Very cool..
antoniomaximinomota
 
antoniomaximinomota March 07, 2017
Great shot,perfect timming
cindyguzman
 
cindyguzman November 05, 2017
Fabulous capture!
JB11
 
JB11 May 14, 2018
Nice

Behind The Lens

Location
Clovelly, NSW, Australia
Time
I felt too tired for no reason and didn't want to go shooting sunrise. All the more so the forecast offered 97% cloud cover and average 1.7m waves. My wife insisted to set an alarm and have a look at the clouds in the morning. And so I did. At 3.50 I still felt tired and had low energy, but rugged clouds seemed promising and after 10 minutes, during which all steps of acceptance passed (denial, anger, depression, bargaining, acceptance) I gave up and started gathering things. ...Fast forward to the beach... This was one of the best and most diverse sunrises in the last few months! And the best thing are occasional huge waves, which I adore and always hunt. Thanks to my wife.
Lighting
It was fairly dull and grey but I didn't let it fool me. It just meant I had a low contrast scene easy to fix in editing.
Equipment
Nikon D750, Nikon 50/1.8D
Inspiration
The power of the storm. There is nothing more fascinating than a storm and it's raw power.
Editing
mainly edited contrast and made sure the water looked like water, not like a total mess. I used Luminosity masks for editing.
In my camera bag
Nikon D750, Tamron 15-30, Nikon 50/1.8, Nikon 70-300/3.5-5.6
Feedback
Stay safe. A storm is beautiful but dangerous. I would never pick a position where the wave could wash me away. So make it your priority #1. It's ok to get wet, but it's not ok to be in real danger. Another advise is to use longer lenses if you want waves to look massive.

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