stevewyper
stevewyper

OCEAN FLAMES



Backwash waves rising up against a rising sun on the East Coast of Australia

Backwash waves rising up against a rising sun on the East Coast of Australia
Read less

Views

6114

Likes

Awards

Contest Finalist in I Love Photography Photo Contest
Member Selection Award
Featured
Contest Finalist in Surf And The Ocean Photo Contest
Photographer of the month!
Contest Finalist in Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 11
  View more
Peer Award
Absolute Masterpiece
Superb Composition
Outstanding Creativity
dennisgeorgedavies allen Jocko_71 wendyroske_9600 nickyoosthuizen BlueKohaku05 AJ77 +84
Top Choice
Cali_Wine_Fan Roussou moanabennett JLovesPhotography caument laurentmounif Manas_kumar_saha +71
Magnificent Capture
Tomianne DreamCapturedImages Anneries photoflea maryhale9534 MariahSchmidt Coveboy53 +34
Superior Skill
FB-Photography ImagesinFocus robbooth donaldgbrown nobelimpressions isibue chuckrickman +21
All Star
carolinecournoyergalt maperick shema sallyG11 therealRobinAy Rehnuma JOHNNASHUTTER +14
Genius
ElspethAudry FullexposureUK janayamichelenelson Mandrake angeladignasbravin RyanStratePhoto fionaruthetkin +4
Virtuoso
Confalonieri

Submitted to Photo Contests

Top ClassTM

Inspiring Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
All About Water Photo ContestTop 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 6Top 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 6Top 10 class week 1
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Anything Water Photo ContestTop 10 class
Anything Water Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Water Photo Contest 2017Top 10 class
Water Photo Contest 2017Top 10 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 1
I Love Photography Photo ContestTop 10 class
I Love Photography Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016Top 10 class
Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016Top 10 class week 1
The Golden Moment Photo ContestTop 30 class
The Golden Moment Photo ContestTop 30 class week 3
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 11Top 10 class
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 11Top 10 class week 2
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 11Top 10 class week 1

Categories


25 Comments | Report
Dals-Photography PRO+
 
Dals-Photography July 29, 2016
To be honest, I saw this image on the contest, I really love it, sometimes I think that images too much Photoshopped don't really deserve it. I love waves and this image is great!
Best for u!
catherinewetzell
 
catherinewetzell July 30, 2016
I like the simplicity of the picture and the effects of the sunset to the waves! Very nicely done!
overthehillfan2004 PRO
 
overthehillfan2004 August 05, 2016
I can see why you won the image of the month contest. This is simply brilliant! Well done!
MikeBoyle PRO+
 
MikeBoyle August 05, 2016
congratulations on your winning photo. Nice...Very nice
karensommerslohre PRO+
 
karensommerslohre August 06, 2016
Great!!!
sandiedixonwatkins
 
sandiedixonwatkins August 06, 2016
Congratulations! Amazing capture!!!
HaydnWeaver PRO
 
HaydnWeaver August 07, 2016
Awesome, Well Done!
stevewyper
 
stevewyper August 07, 2016
Hi Dals-Photography. No photoshop here. Just months of visiting the same spot trying to capture. Thanks for the kind comments though.
stevewyper
 
stevewyper August 07, 2016
Thank you everyone for your comments
stlsunshine
 
stlsunshine August 07, 2016
What a gorgeous shot! Nice job!
Ordo
 
Ordo August 07, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
cyrillinegoodman
 
cyrillinegoodman August 08, 2016
Magnificent capture!
dharkinphoto
 
dharkinphoto August 11, 2016
I love this.
LoidaCamats
 
LoidaCamats August 20, 2016
Stunning!!! Congrats!
Ordo
 
Ordo August 25, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
RyanStratePhoto PRO+
 
RyanStratePhoto September 04, 2016
SUCH AN AMAZING SHOT.. YOU HAVE AN AWESOME PROFILE
brettallenphoto
 
brettallenphoto December 05, 2016
sick shot i love a bit of backwash!
SO nice how you took it on sunset/sunrise!
how many times did you have to visit this spot before you got this?
jdhaen
 
jdhaen December 05, 2016
Nice shot!
BrianaK
 
BrianaK December 05, 2016
Love this shot.
davecloney
 
davecloney December 05, 2016
I would call that
davecloney
 
davecloney December 05, 2016
I would call that absolutely stunning. Not only were the colors what was needed to emphasize the water, but the timing was absolutely perfect to give it that added effect a great photo needs.
esalamone
 
esalamone March 24, 2017
Could you share with me how you achieved this? I absolutely love it
dennismassey_4285
 
dennismassey_4285 April 15, 2017
Love it!!
3455_6856
 
3455_6856 January 19, 2018
Great lighting!
Chefloves2cook PRO
 
Chefloves2cook June 13, 2018
Fantastic capture

Same photographer See all

Discover more photos See all

Behind The Lens

Location
I captured this image off the East Coast of Queensland.
Time
It was before 20 minutes before sunrise.
Lighting
Im a big fan of backlighting my wave and ocean photography. It creates this amazing glow and clarity in the water.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D7200 and a 70-200 2.8. The shot was hand held
Inspiration
I noticed these amazing backwash shapes occurring one day, it was just amazing. Instantly I was on a mission to try and capture it. I shot many of these images, thinking when I finally got "the one" it would end, but I still find myself going back for more.
Editing
I use Lightroom for my post processing. I use the adjustment brushes as a sort of dodge and burn effect. Then there is the usual suspects. Increase in contrast, curve adjustments and vibrance controls. I also used the clone tool to remove a partial piece of rock that crept in to the frame on the bottom right hand corner. To finish it off a sharpening adjustment through NIK output sharpening.
In my camera bag
Nikon D7200, 70-200 2.8, 20mm 2.8, 50mm 1.4
Feedback
Go exploring. Once you think you have identified a spot in the ocean that can create these amazing shapes, figure out what the conditions need to be for backwash to occur and then keep an eye on them. Wind, tide, and swell are the most important factors. Once this is in place be prepared for many early mornings without much return, but keep at it, and eventually the conditions will come together and you will be ready and waiting.

See more amazing photos, Follow stevewyper