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rough seas...

Posted by
amy (Nanaimo, BC, Canada) on 14 November 2008 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I went to Neck Pt Park on Sunday as the sun peaked out for a quick visit and I thought I'd better grab my camera and the opportunity. However, once I got to the park the sun had disappeared again. I didn't mind as we all know that some of the best photographs are gotten in inclement weather. The wind was whipping up into a gale and the water was churning ferociously. It was bloody brilliant. I set up my camera to try some long exposure shots. There was still too much light to get what I really wanted but did manage some ok shots... I gotta get an ND Grad filter. Anyways, I had set my camera up to try to get some wild shots of the waves pounding the rocks. I don't have a remote anymore as the one for my D70 doesn't work with the D300 so I was having to do the timer thing. The seagull was not on the rock when I pressed the shutter release. Surprise!

When processing this image I decided I wanted to make it look dreamy so I added some diffuse glow and then desaturated. A little backwards but gave the effect I was looking for. I really wanted to soften the wildness. Which is rather ironic as I was trying to get that wildness.... ahh the fickle state of the artistic mind, eh?! LOL!!!

We're getting company this weekend from Alberta so I will be incognito Saturday and Sunday. I have pre-posted and hope you'll have a boo and leave a comment. I'll catch up on Monday.

NIKON D300 1/8 second F/36.0 ISO 100 247 mm (35mm equiv.)

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1/8 second
ISO 100
247 mm (35mm equiv.)