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Wash Sunset

By Stewy  
This is a bit of a departure for me. Despite living close to the sea, it's not easy to get free time coinciding with tide times, sunset time and weather conditions, but I've been longing to try out water movement capture shots for ages.

I would really welcome any comments, good or bad, advice or thoughts, on this, my first attempt.

I do have have several more, but wanted to test the water, (no pun intended), with what I hope is a half decent effort.

f22, 2.5 seconds, ISO 100

Thanks for looking. Please do view large if you have time, and as I said above, I would really appreciate any feedback.

Tags: Sunset Rocks Beach 2007 Wash Landscape and travel Heacham Wildlife and nature

Voters: wamp, GlynnisFrith, John Giddings and 15 more

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GlynnisFrith 14 23 3 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2007 7:55PM
Great FG interest with rocks & super colours from the sun set, but not sure about the dark patches on the corners of the image, do not know if you used ND filers or not but if you did the dark could be from the filter not been big enough for such a wide angle lens as the 10-22mm
but still a nice image
Stewy 14 103 2 England
25 Oct 2007 8:04PM
Thanks Glynnis. There is an ND grad in there, might even have been two actually. It is cropped slightly from original, just to remove the filter holder edges. Bottom corners are much darker on here than in the original.

25 Oct 2007 8:04PM
Wow is what comes to mind when i see this shot. Really incredible. Very well done on all aspects
Nigel_95 Plus
15 262 2 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2007 8:32PM
I wouldn't have suspected this was your first attempt. Far from it in fact. Lovely shot.

GalleryGirl 13 4 2 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2007 8:51PM
Lovely capture and colours.
Marilyn x
Stewy 14 103 2 England
25 Oct 2007 10:24PM
Thanks Danny, Nigel and Marilyn for your words of encouragement.

May post another one tommorrow, perhaps with a little more impact.

25 Oct 2007 10:24PM
Wow, I love it.
Stewy 14 103 2 England
25 Oct 2007 10:25PM
Thanks Ang.
robway 16 318 Wales
26 Oct 2007 9:27AM
Fantastic sunset, spot on with the timing. Should have more recognition.
mpnuttall 14 91 6 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2007 2:23PM
Really like this. I think these water-in-motion shots come down to personal taste, with some people preferring a softening to the water like you have here, through to those who like the 'candy floss' effect of very long exposures.

As picked up by someone else, I think I'd have lifted the corners a bit in Photoshop - particularly to bring out a bit more detail on the largest rock.

Or maybe just a slightly longer exposure (it doesn't look like you are in danger of burning anything out), which would also soften the water a bit more (which is more to my personal tastes!).

A terrific shot still, that easily eclipses any of my shoddy efforts!


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