HDR photo consisting of 5 exposures at Black Rock during our “Heat Wave” where we have had over a week of continuous hot days in Autumn over 30 degrees!
Warm evening with a build up of clouds on sunset.
The low light lit up the clouds over the volcanic rock scattered along the shore.

229 Views: 5 October 2013.

Olympus E-30, Zuiko 12-60mm SWD, 12mm, f22, 6 sec., ISO 100. + ND Filter 0.9
HDR – Five exposures (-2, -1, 0, +1, +2,). Processed in Oloneo HDR.

I enjoy photography and love the freedom that digital photography allows you. I enjoy photographing landscapes, coastal scenes and nature.

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Thank you Ann.

    – John Sharp

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 2 years ago

    really wonderful image

  • Thank you Martina. It was a really nice night to be on the beach. Warm calm weather and away from the crowds!

    – John Sharp

  • Danielle  Miner
    Danielle Mineralmost 2 years ago


  • Thanks for the visit and comment. Not far from home!

    – John Sharp

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibalmost 2 years ago

    Fabulous capture John! Love the colours and compsition.

  • Thanks for the kind comment and Favourite. I had to use HDR to lift the scene as the light was fading fast.

    – John Sharp

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 2 years ago

    gorgeous! :)

  • Hi Karin. Thanks for the lovely comment and Favourite. It was night the setting sun decided to light up the clouds and sea.

    – John Sharp

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...almost 2 years ago

    fabulous shot:)

  • Thanks Tereza for the Favourite and comment. This was taken a little further along the beach from “Black Tower at Sunset” and the rocks are just scattered amongst the sand.

    – John Sharp

  • fauselr
    fauselralmost 2 years ago


  • Thank you fauselr. Second visit but with more favourable conditions.

    – John Sharp

  • Christine Lake
    Christine Lakealmost 2 years ago

    Excellent work.

  • Hi Christine. Thanks for the visit and the Favourite. It was a beautiful night on the beach and the sun really lit up the clouds!

    – John Sharp

  • Felix Haryanto
    Felix Haryantoalmost 2 years ago

    Really interesting foreground with glorious sky. Fantastic image!

  • Hi Felix. Thanks for the kind words & the Favourite. Really appreciated.
    Interesting part of the beach with lots of rocks scattered in the water. The sky was really complimentary and put on a nice show to help!

    – John Sharp

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful HDR work!

  • Thank you Angie for the kind comment and Favourite. Much appreciated.

    – John Sharp

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