Bennion Beach Dawn by Jonathan Stacey

An almost ethereal effect with bracketing 3 images in photomatix pro. The original image, although very striking lacked punch. I loved the original but found that the tones became very distorted once I tried just lowering the exposure level in lightroom and just couldn’t achieve the desired image this way. I’m really pleased with this HDR as it really captures the moment how I remember it far more than I was able to achieve with the single exposure image. Enjoy

Nikon D90
Nikon 18-200mm @ 28mm
3 exposures based around a 4.0 sec exposure
ISO 200
No filters

Blended in Photomatix pro

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Appreciating and capturing light is the cornerstone to my photography. combine this with the beauty of our Western Australian beaches and rocky coastline and you have something that should be both witnessed, captured and shared.

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  • Donna-R
    Donna-Rover 5 years ago

    Magical, tranquil and beautiful :-)

  • Thank you Donna, I must admit this dawn shot is one of my all time favourites…:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Kymie
    Kymieover 5 years ago

    Ohhhh what a stunner, beautifully done :-)

  • Thanks for all the great comments Kymie….Just been checking out your portfolio…I must say your macro images are outstanding….:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Heather  Waller-Rivet  IPA
    Heather Walle...over 5 years ago


  • ECH52
    ECH52over 5 years ago

    Very beautiful!! great job!!

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTover 5 years ago

    Fantastic image Jonathan.
    Simply beautiful and wonderfully composed.

  • Thank you for the kind words, it took some messing around to get the right effect but it was well worth it for the result….:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 5 years ago

    a stunner

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 5 years ago

  • Thank you for the feature…I’m honoured … :)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 5 years ago

    works for me Jonathon!

  • Thank you Jenny, I’m glad you like it !… :)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Jessy Willemse
    Jessy Willemseover 5 years ago

    magical and beautiful!

  • Thank you Jessy.. :)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsover 5 years ago

    an amazing and very mystical image! Congratulations on the feature.

  • Thank you mark….I must admit, I’m amazed the way the exposure blending created this ethereal feel but I’m very pleased with the result…Glad you like it… :)

    – Jonathan Stacey

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