Cronulla Pool -Don't Dive by Alexander Kesselaar

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I took this photo on the 14 Feb 2009. Valentines Day. What you can’t see in this image is how bad the rain was that day. I got soaked and my gear got wet. But it lived to see another day.

This is a 3exp HDR generated in photomatix and then touched up a bit in Lightroom. Shot on a Nikon D700 with a 2.8 16-35mm nikkor zoom.


ocean, clouds, beach, rock, australia, sydney, sand, surfing, surf, pool, nsw, no, nikon, diving, hdr, sutherland, shelly, cronulla, d700, 2230, sunrisewater

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  • Leigh Nelson
    Leigh Nelsonover 5 years ago

    Very nice!

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaover 5 years ago

    …sensational… you really earned this masterpiece – well done!

  • Thanks Paul. As my grandma always says, there is no such thing as bad weather, there is only bad clothing.

    – Alexander Kesselaar

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaover 5 years ago

    smart woman your grandmother…

  • Oh I know. I saw her back in Germany last year, she turned 95 and she lives with her 95year old boyfriend that is exactly 1 day younger than her. They are still living unassisted and at times her mind is still as sharp as a knife.

    – Alexander Kesselaar

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 5 years ago

    Fantastic sky as backdrop to this amazing capture!

  • Thanks, Mel.

    – Alexander Kesselaar

  • Heide Hoffmann
    Heide Hoffmannover 5 years ago

    And there is always hope – I really like the whiter part part the horizon, I think it makes all the difference.

  • Thank you Heide. Yeah I hope the genes have somehow rubbed off on me by jumping one generation.

    – Alexander Kesselaar

  • Elana Bailey
    Elana Baileyover 5 years ago

    Alex, love the mood to this shot. Sorry that you got wet, but it was certainly worth it for this shot. Well done. An instant fave. Cheers Elana.

  • Thanks Elana, It was definitely worth it. Still tinkering with some of the other shots from the day. But a lot of them actually have big smudges and drops on the lens.

    – Alexander Kesselaar

  • emolena
    emolenaover 5 years ago

    Very beautiful !!!

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