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1420+ views. 20 faves. This is Port Willunga Jetty in mono. Taken at Port Willunga, South Australia, Australia at sunset. I was going for a high key type image.

This was taken on a tripod, no flash, f25, ISO 200, 1.3 sec exposure with a Canon DSLR EOS 350D and 18-55mm lens.

This shot was featured in the ‘No More Color’ Group and the ‘Canon DSLR’ Group.

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australian travel photography, black and white photography, high key, lines, longexposure, port willunga, port willunga jetty, seascape, silhouette, south australia

Elana Bailey is a multi award winning South Australian Photographer. She has a Diploma in Commercial Photography and her passion is for travel, street, architectural, real estate, landscape, portrait and wedding photography.

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  • nigelnash
    nigelnashabout 6 years ago

    very mysterious shot

  • Nigel, many thanks indeed.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Elaine Harriott
    Elaine Harriottabout 6 years ago

    STUNNING work, this is so beautiful Elana.

  • Elaine, many thanks and so glad you like this one.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture !
    Love the mono.

  • Sylvia, many thanks indeed.

    – Elana Bailey

  • John Brotheridge
    John Brotheridgeabout 6 years ago

    This is fabulous E, it evokes a feeling of sinister mystique, isolation and quiet contemplation.
    …impressed.

  • John, you’ve summed up how I’m feeling right now! So glad you are impressed, as I know that your standards are high. Many thanks matey.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Peter Hill
    Peter Hillabout 6 years ago

    Wow, Elana, wonderful. I had a look at the larger view. At 1.3 seconds the foreground incoming wave has shape yet doesn’t detract and the 3 barely visible posts in the foreground have the start of that wonderful ‘smoke on water’ look when flowing water is captured around an inanimate object for longer exposure. So, that’s pretty cool for a start. And maybe an idea for the next one – a longer exposure but closer to the poles and avoiding the wave “impact”. Then the horizon caught my eye because an ocean shot like this you expect to see waves or at least an uneven horizon, But in this shot it is perfectly linear with a lot of similar texture between the sky and the water. Now that’s pretty cool, and surreal. The light is fantastic – just right at that speed – as is the composition. The only downer was the reduced clarity on the poles themselves. But hey – a great image! Love it.

  • Peter, firstly thank you so much for spending the time to give me a constructive and explicit review, twice. It means a great deal. I understand the ‘smoke on the water’ effect now and I plan a trip back to this place in the future and will take on board your suggestions. This shot was taken 2 years ago for a low level lighting assignment for college and I have learnt a great deal since then (I’m always learning)….I have also perused Becca’s profile as suggested and think that she is an amazing photographer, for someone so young. (Already added her to my watchlist). I agree about the reduced clarity though. I almost got there! P.S. Many thanks for adding this one to your favs, too.

    – Elana Bailey

  • jaffa
    jaffaabout 6 years ago

    lovely shot, love the mono.

  • Cheers very much for stopping by. It is greatly appreciated.

    – Elana Bailey

  • BigD
    BigDabout 6 years ago

    Stunning

  • Big D, thank you so kindly.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Peter Hill
    Peter Hillabout 6 years ago

    Coincidently, that ‘smoke on water’ effect can be seen in an image just posted by Becca Cusworth. It shows the wonderful effect coming through in your image around those 3 lower poles.

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAabout 6 years ago

    Absolutely Stunning Image, Elana !!! You have excelled yourself.. with great DOF, composure, movement capture, and plenty of interest in the heights and shapes, ALL accentuated on B&W !!!!

  • Phil, what a brilliant compliment from the great man himself. Many thanks indeed.

    – Elana Bailey

  • wellman
    wellmanabout 6 years ago

    there is a pureness to this which transforms it into a stunning piece – beautiful work

  • Wow! I couldn’t have put that better myself. Many thanks indeed.

    – Elana Bailey

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