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I took this shot while on an Easter camping trip with my family. I recently bought a Hoya HMC NDx400 and I really got to test it out.

I used AEB @ -2, 0, +2 in camera and captured three shots. I ended up using two shots, 1 exposure for the sky and the other for the water and rocks. I just used a layer mask in photoshop and painted in the sky.

I had my 5D and 17-40L on my tripod, set up the shot and then put the NDx400 on. I also used a cable release to further prevent camera shake.

Manfrotto 055xprob + 488RC2
Hoya HMC 77MM NDX400 filter

ISO 100
1.0 sec, 15.0 sec


sea, rocks, beach, water, landscape, long, bay, waves, sky, land, exposure, coast, new, nsw, south, seascape, wales, merimbula, canon, 40, headland, pambula, 5d, hoya, 17, nd400, ndx400


  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelalmost 5 years ago

    A very dramatic image, excellent work!

  • Thanks!

    – Josh Boucher

  • Raquel O'Neill
    Raquel O'Neillalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic Josh

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonalmost 5 years ago

    great shot, would you do me a favour , for me to accept it into the HDR Photography group would you be able to add to the description details on the HDR process Things like tripod/hadheld, number of exposures (settings if you can remember), software used etc etc

  • all done Phillip.


    – Josh Boucher

  • Marcia Luly
    Marcia Lulyalmost 5 years ago


  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colinsalmost 5 years ago

    Brilliant! The tones of the sea, rocks and sky work very well together. congratulations on your feature :)

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome capture Josh !

  • Vanessa Pike-Russell
    Vanessa Pike-R...almost 5 years ago

    Your wonderful image has been featured in the New South Wales group and will be present on the front page until the beginning of next week

  • Josh Boucher
    Josh Boucheralmost 5 years ago

    Thanks for the kind words everyone!

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago

    awesome images

  • Emma Moss
    Emma Mossover 4 years ago

    You are a talented guy indeed, wonderfully dramatic shot!

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