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The Storm



The power of the waves was quite spectacular. A hidden gem in the Scottish Borders. The lighting provided for some nice atmospherics. Thanks for any Likes | Com...
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The power of the waves was quite spectacular. A hidden gem in the Scottish Borders. The lighting provided for some nice atmospherics. Thanks for any Likes | Comments | Awards
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Amateur Winner Gone With The Wind Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Gone With The Wind Photo Contest
Peer Award
Absolute Masterpiece
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Superb Composition
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Top Choice
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Outstanding Creativity
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Magnificent Capture
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Superior Skill
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Genius
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Virtuoso
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Wicked Weather Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Call Of The Wild Photo ContestTop 10 class
Powerful Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Call Of The Wild Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Powerful Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Energy Photo ContestTop 10 class
Energy Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Coast Or Inland Photo ContestTop 10 class
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My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class
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My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class week 2
Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol2Top 20 class
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Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol2Top 20 class week 2
Day Or Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol2Top 10 class week 1
Day Or Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Layers and Rule Of Thirds Photo ContestTop 10 class
Layers and Rule Of Thirds Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Layers and Rule Of Thirds Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Golden Moment Photo ContestTop 20 class
The Golden Moment Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
Composing with the Horizon Photo ContestTop 20 class
Composing with the Horizon Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Composing with the Horizon Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Gone With The Wind Photo ContestTop 10 class
Gone With The Wind Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 30Top 10 class
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Celebrating Nature Photography Day Photo Contest 2016Top 30 class week 2
Covers Photo Contest Vol 29Top 30 class
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Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 9Top 20 class
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Earth Day 2016 Photo ContestTop 30 class
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4 Comments | Report
Witmar
 
Witmar August 04, 2016
amazing picture
nina050 PRO
 
nina050 August 12, 2016
Fabulous...congrats on your win!
okrakaro
 
okrakaro August 12, 2016
brillant work!
ShawnAHodder PRO+
 
ShawnAHodder September 01, 2018
Awesome Exposure for this effect. Good job and congrats on being profiled

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken at a fairly remote location in the west of Scotland.
Time
As a general rule, all my photography is taken during the early hours of the morning when the sun rises, or just before when the sun is setting. I really like the golden hours for photography and find these parts of the day perfect for lighting. Of course there will be a lot of occasions when the skies are grey and overcast and the light you are looking for will not happen, but you never know until you try. This particular image was taken as the sun was setting.
Lighting
The great thing about the Northern Hemisphere in the winter months is the sun is very low in the sky and can create some fantastic lighting.
Equipment
Nikon D800, Nikon 70-200mm VRII, Manfrotto Tripod, Release Cable
Inspiration
In landscape photography wind can be very hard to portray in an image, it's an invisible force and I really wanted to capture this somehow. The weather conditions for a trip to Scotland in late 2015 were looking promising and it was a case of finding the perfect location, finding the right composition, and waiting for the storms to arrive.
Editing
The image was loaded up into Camera RAW and some of the dynamics were adjusted - the image was then put into Photoshop CC where I used a couple of curve layers to boost the shadows, mid-tones, and highlights. To get the most from the image a couple of photoshop filters were added to give the scene some impact and create the right atmosphere.
In my camera bag
Billingham Bag. Goes everywhere I go. Nikon D800FX, Nikon 14-24mm, Nikon 70-200mm VRII, Cleaning Cloth! Nikon Cable Release, Nikon D700FX (Back up camera!) Spare Batteries.
Feedback
Think about the final result you are looking for before reaching a destination, check weather conditions regularly to suit your needs. When arriving at a destination explore the area and don't settle on the first composition you find. This is often easier said than done, we've all arrived at spectacular scenery locations and been blown away by the natural beauty and just started shooting off shots with the camera. Take your time (if you have it) - try and find something interesting within the scene to help your composition have more impact.

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