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Rocky shoreline at sunset, Orpheus Island National Park, north Queensland, Australia.

Displayed in 2008 at JCU School of Creative Arts graduating students exhibition, Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville; and selected to represent James Cook University for the Student Focus Exhibition, Sony World Photography Awards, Cannes (2009).


  • Sarah Couzens
    Sarah Couzensover 3 years ago


  • thanks so much, Sarah. I’m glad you like it

    – Dieter Tracey

  • Andrew Bradsworth
    Andrew Bradsworthover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work

  • thanks very much, Andrew

    – Dieter Tracey

  • zipthompson
    zipthompsonover 3 years ago

    this is great, the movement in the water is just right, what exposure did you use, i assume you used some sort of Nd filter? regards


  • thanks zip! this one is actually three separate exposures combined: 1/2s, 1.3s and 5s at f/22 (I don’t think I owned any ND filters yet, though I probably used a polariser…). The foreground, with the water movement, is basically the straight 5s exposure. I put them through Photomatix, then did a fair bit of dodging and burning in Photoshop. Would have been a challenge to do it in the darkroom, let’s put it that way ;)

    – Dieter Tracey

  • Aimelle
    Aimelleover 3 years ago

    oh superb!! love the imposing rocks… all so beautiful

  • thanks so much Aimelle, this one is definitely a personal favourite – I have it framed on the wall right next to me :)

    – Dieter Tracey

  • ClickOfOdds
    ClickOfOddsover 3 years ago

    This is such a nicely done HDR. I normally am not a fan, but this is stunning. : )

  • thank you for the kind comment :) I’m not normally a huge fan of HDR either, though I am intrigued by the idea of trying to replicate the experience of viewing a scene like this, where the dynamic range is much greater than what a camera can record in a single exposure. Your eyes are amazing: you look around and can see fabulous detail in the sky, the rocks, the surging sea, but your camera can’t record it! So sometimes HDR can be useful ;)

    – Dieter Tracey

  • Pauline Tims
    Pauline Timsover 3 years ago

    This is stunning!!

  • thanks so much Pauline :)

    – Dieter Tracey

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 3 years ago

    masterful use of hdr!

  • A wonderful compliment, thank you!

    – Dieter Tracey

  • JPhipp
    JPhippover 3 years ago

    Wow, a beautiful and dramatic seascape, i love the longe exposure on the water and the stark and vivid contrast, a wonderful piece Dieter!!

  • thanks for your thoughtful and generous compliment, John :)

    – Dieter Tracey

  • Kelly Kingston
    Kelly Kingstonover 3 years ago

    So beautiful!

  • really pleased you like it, thank you :)

    – Dieter Tracey

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullnerover 3 years ago


  • thanks heaps Robert :)

    – Dieter Tracey

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