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Between Rocks



Between mossy rocks with a view of Face Rock

Between mossy rocks with a view of Face Rock
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RuwanFonseka June 05, 2018
Perfect composition tones and textures.
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manueladurson June 11, 2018
thank you so much!
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sweetpea72 June 12, 2018
Incredible shot, Congrats! シ
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manueladurson June 21, 2018
thank you!!
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0226_9755 June 12, 2018
Super shot πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘
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manueladurson June 21, 2018
thank you!!
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_sarahs__photography June 17, 2018
Absolutely superb. Stunning shot
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manueladurson June 21, 2018
thank you so much!
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Bwolff July 07, 2018
This deserves more awards, nice job!
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manueladurson July 08, 2018
thanks so much :)
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KasaiNazo September 09, 2018
Fantastic capture!
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manueladurson March 09, 2019
thank you!
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harmeetsingh March 06, 2019
amazing
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manueladurson March 09, 2019
thank you!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Bandon, Oregon, my new home. The beach is a State Park, called Face Rock beach. The rock in the center of the photo is famous Face Rock.
Time
Two things came together for this photo: A glorious sunset around 8:30 pm and a low tide. To get this photo, I had to enter some caves that are only accessible at low tide, and at the other end of the cave, this view awaited me!
Lighting
Since this image has a high dynamic range, I took a photo for the foreground and one for the sky, and blended them later in Photoshop.
Equipment
This was shot on a Pentax K1, with Rokinon 14 mm lens and I used a tripod.
Inspiration
There is so much beauty at Bandon beach that it is not hard to be inspired, but living here, it is sometimes a challenge to find different views and not have your photos look like everybody else. So I had my eyes on getting in and through that cave for a while, but never came at the right time (the cave is only accessible at low tide, and one should only enter it at outgoing tide for safety). This evening I finally had my chance and the sunset was absolutely dramatic. I was pleasantly surprised to find this viewpoint at the other end of the cave, and think I created a photo that I have not seen anywhere else.
Editing
I took two photos, one for the foreground and one for the sky, which was about 2 stops darker, and I also focused on the foreground in one photo and focused on Face Rock, the rock in the distance, in the second photo. I then did my usual adjustments in Lightroom for contrast, highlights and shadows, and blended the two photos in Photoshop. I then finished it in Lightroom making some more local adjustments, such as bringing out the colors on the rocks more.
In my camera bag
I am switching back and forth between my Nikon D800 and my Pentax K1, both full frame cameras, and I love them both dearly. Both take stunning photos, but for beach photography I usually go very low to the ground, and the swivel screen on the Pentax is such a big help in seeing very easily what is on my screen without having to contort myself! I always have my tripod and ND filters with me because I love doing long exposures, even during the daytime. As far as lenses go, for my Pentax I bring the Rokinon 14 mm and 24-70 mm Pentax lens, and if using my Nikon D800 I like bringing my Nikkor 16-35 and 28-300. Oh, and not to forgot rags to dry my equipment, as the ocean is quite rough up here and it always gets pretty wet!
Feedback
My advice would be to try to get images that are different from other photographers. This can be done by having the camera really low to the ground, to include foreground, or go higher by climbing some rocks (if it is safe to do so), or simply look around you to find something of interest to include in the photo that nobody else has. In essence, get your tripod out of eye level height and your photos will start looking a lot more interesting.

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