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Rippled Glass



The pull of the tides creates some amazing surfaces. I loved the rippled effect on this one.

The pull of the tides creates some amazing surfaces. I loved the rippled effect on this one.
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debmichelle
 
debmichelle October 04, 2017
Wow!
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smunited October 05, 2017
Thanks debmichelle! Isn't nature amazing!
Neckbone
 
Neckbone November 25, 2017
Great shot!
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smunited November 25, 2017
Thanks Neckbone! My tripod wasn't too happy with me, but what can you do!
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe April 25, 2018
Terrific capture!
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smunited April 25, 2018
Thanks Alwolfe. I Hope to go back to that part of the world again soon!
gordonsaxon PRO+
 
gordonsaxon April 25, 2018
Nice shot
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smunited April 25, 2018
Thank gordonsaxon. It has been on my radar for years. Glad to finally get the chance to shoot it!
bobbytaylor71 PRO
 
bobbytaylor71 April 25, 2018
Wow ... Amazing detail and clarity of focus ... A skillfully crafted image ... Congrats on your award "Won Featured, April 2018", well done.
John256 PRO
 
John256 April 25, 2018
Beautiful shot, I can see a story here.

Behind The Lens

Location
This is the Peter Iredale Ship Wreck in the Fort Stevens Park. It can be found at Peter Iredale Rd, Warrenton, OR 97121
Time
This was taken late in the day just before sunset.
Lighting
This was taken in early September. There were a number of forest fires in the area and it produced the most amazing light and cloud formations.
Equipment
This image was shoot with my Nikon D7200, Sigma 10-20, and a Cokin 8 ND Filter. This was the beginning of my trip down the Oregon coast, and the beginning of the end for my poor Manfrotto tripod. Standing knee deep in salt water and sand is pretty hard on equipment. I washed it down after every photo excursion and used a silicone based spray to protect it. It withstood the harsh conditions fairly well considering.
Inspiration
About five years ago I saw a sunset shot of this wreck. It has been on my mind ever since. Most people shoot at low tide. I always try to shoot at both low and high tides when I visit an area. The tide coming in produced the most amazing images for me. As the water would recede it created this rippled glass like effect.
Editing
My workflow starts in Adobe Raw Editor, then into Photoshop CC where I clone out any sensor spots. From there I head over to OnOne Perfect Effects to tone the image. I like Perfect Effects as it is easy to understand and the presets are visual which is easy for a beginner to understand. Then back to Photoshop to sharpen.
In my camera bag
My Nikon D7200, Nikon 18-105, Nikon 50mm, Nikon 105 Macro, Sigma 10-20, (2) Nikon SB700 Flashes, my Sigma 150-600 if I am birding, my Nikon 300 if I don't have my big lens with me, my ND Filters if I am doing water, and my Sony A6000. No matter what, too much stuff, but I dread not having the right lens with me.
Feedback
If you have the time really work a scene. Go at sunrise, go at sunset. Walk around in the middle of the day and get a feel for good compositions. Go as the tide is coming in. Go as the tide is going out. When I am going to a new place I try to have a few days so that I can get a feeling for the place.

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