This is a 3 shot bracketed exposure combined in photomatix pro.

Later on in the evening I removed the 0.9 ND filter and replaced the hard edge 0.9 ND Grad with the soft edge version and shot a faster exposure. This was to try to capture more motion and texture in the water instead of such a soft milky feel. although the was less light as the sun fell lower, removing the main 3 stop filter alowed the rocks to be more illuminated, quite a different feel to this image

Nikon D90
Sigma 10-20mm Lens @ 10m
0.8 sec Exp
F/16
ISO 100

Hitech 0.9 ND Grad soft edge

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.

I hope I can inspire you to take the time to see a sunrise or sunset, on a coast or a rocky outcrop somewhere, and then maybe you can understand why for me, Photography has become a passion……

Jonathan Stacey

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Comments

  • gaylene
    gayleneover 4 years ago

    Simply stunning – delicate – gentle – relaxing – and uplifting also. Full of hope for days to come. Beautiful golden glow to the rocks captured

  • Thank you so much gaylene…:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsover 4 years ago

    beautiful… I love the pastel look and feel to this, great colours!

  • Cheers Mark…thanks for the comment…:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • simoneb
    simonebover 4 years ago

    Lovely detail and tones Jonathan!

  • Thanks Simone again for all your positive comments, as always they’re very much appreciated !!!..:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 4 years ago

    Wow this is gorgeous, the colours and tones are fantastic.

  • Thank you so much Lynne…:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 4 years ago

    marvellous!!

  • katymckay
    katymckayover 4 years ago

    Wow..this is a wonderful shot..love the soft pastel colours..love the glow on the rocks..lots of movement in that glorious sky !!!!! a fav for sure..

  • Thank you so much Katy…your comments are very much appreciated..:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 4 years ago

    Ooh, lovely image. I’m busting to get down on our local beach and work on a well timed image but need a decent ND filter first.

  • Thank you Polly, And thanks for the photoshop tip…Watch this space !!!…there may be a posting soon using this !!!!.

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTover 4 years ago

    Great image…fantasting processing Jonathan.

  • Thanks again Janusz for all the great comments..:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 4 years ago

  • Thanks so much again Tereza…I can’t believe it…another feature…you’re too kind…:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Sue Martin
    Sue Martinover 4 years ago

    Stunning image :)) xx

  • Thank you Sue for the lovely comment..:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

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