Looking toward the east from the back beach at Sorrento, Victoria,Australia.
Five images fused and B&W- converted in Photomatix Pro.
Pentax K7. Sigma 10-20mm lens at 11mm. F/9.0. ISO100.
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monochrome, beach, seascape, cliffs, rocks, bette devine

Many years ago I painted. Then I realised that I did better at photography than painting – and that has been my medium of expression ever since.

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  • Albert
    Albertover 1 year ago


  • Thanks Albert………….!

    – Bette Devine

    JOSEPHMAZZUCCOover 1 year ago

    A great scene Bette and superbly captured.. I really like the strong foreground detail in the rocks that leads beautifully into the pic and the dark sky in the opposite corner to balance out a very dramatic and dynamic landscape image.. The b/w is fabulous, this wonderful work is a fav with pleasure :-)))

  • Thank you very, very much Joseph for your very thoughtful discussion of my photo. I am very happy with your evaluation! :)

    – Bette Devine

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7over 1 year ago

    Superb landscape image and looks great in B&W….definite fave. >Ron<

  • Thanks very much, Ron! Another approval of the B&W is very welcome.

    – Bette Devine

  • FighterRoss
    FighterRossover 1 year ago

    beautiful black and white..

  • Thanks very much!

    – Bette Devine

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 1 year ago

    Oh, love this image, Bette, very intense sky

  • I’m pleased that you like it – and thank you, Elfriede.

    – Bette Devine

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 1 year ago

    Excellent work Bette.

  • Many thanks, Colin.

    – Bette Devine

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 1 year ago

    The lines of the clouds and those of the foreground rocks work beautifully together – diagonals are always such good compositional elements. Getting picky: straightening the horizon would improve the image. (This is something that always catches my attention because I tend to see “crooked” when I’m out shooting and often have to fix in processing.)

  • Yes, I agree, but this is the best that Photoshop would do for me! I think that it had something to do with the way the sea merges into the sand dunes – it confused the PS brain!

    – Bette Devine

  • Harry Oldmeadow
    Harry Oldmeadowover 1 year ago

    this one is totally successful Bette — a masterwork!

  • I’m overcome. Thanks very much, Harry!

    – Bette Devine

  • Dan Mihai
    Dan Mihaiover 1 year ago

    Very nice rock textures and motion in the clouds!

  • Thanks very much, Dan.

    – Bette Devine

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 1 year ago

    Outstanding idea make the beautiful artwork by you:)
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    Thank you for warm sharing and visiting, take care my dear:)

  • Many thanks, Sunny, for your kind words.

    – Bette Devine

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