The Ring of Fire by Sean Farrow

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Drawing inspiration from the late, great Galen Rowell with heavy use of grad filters. A seldom photographed location pointed out to me by friend and fellow bubbler Nick Skinner.

This stretch of coast holds many stunning and interesting rock formations and locations. This one coined as “Sierra Nevada Rock” by Panoramio photographer “Suprdave420”. Getting here is half the fun, even at low tide a bit of scaling razor-sharp rocks and not falling into the ocean is involved.

Portsea Ocean Beach, Mornington Peninsula National Park, Victoria, Australia.

Canon EOS 50D.
Canon EF-S 10-22mm F/3.5-4.5 Lens.
Hoya CPL, Hitech 0.6 Reverse Grad ND, Hitech 0.9 Soft Grad ND.
Velbon 250R Tripod.
Remote Shutter Release.

Shutter Speed:2.5 seconds
Focal Length:12 mm
ISO Speed:100


shelf, rock, formation, sierra nevada, sorrento, portsea, mornington, peninsula, bass, strait, reflection, sunset

Based in Melbourne’s South-Eastern Suburbs, I’m a photographer specializing in Fine Art Limited Edition Landscapes.

Sean Farrow

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  • Maxwell Campbell
    Maxwell Campbellalmost 3 years ago

    Sensational work Sean. Great comp and colour in the sky

  • Michael Howard
    Michael Howardalmost 3 years ago

    Very nice Sean, great work!

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely capture Sean

  • Jonathan Stacey
    Jonathan Staceyalmost 3 years ago

    Superb photography.!

  • Ken Wright
    Ken Wrightalmost 3 years ago

    gets my vote mr, thats on the money

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 3 years ago

  • John Dekker
    John Dekkeralmost 3 years ago

    This is fantastic Sean, and worth the effort to get there. A very interesting rock, and with that blazing sky beyond, a great result.

  • Andi Surjanto
    Andi Surjantoalmost 3 years ago

    Stunning colours and reflections !

  • Harry Purves
    Harry Purvesalmost 3 years ago

    Wow Sean, you’ve got all the colours in a wheel in this one …. (I was going to list them but we all know what they are.) Stunning silhouette of the rocks against the colourful sky and it’s reflected in the foreground water too. I love this, definite FAVE my friend.

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52almost 3 years ago

    beautiful capture and colors Sean, and congratulations on your features.

    Cheers Jude

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