Dawn at Bennion Beach by Jonathan Stacey

This was one of my first shots from my first seascape venture, with the processing techniques I’ve learned over the last year, I’m glad I’ve taken the time to go over them again and process a few.

for this image I created 3 virtual copies in lightroom 3 and blended at +- 1/3 stop in photomatix pro to both darken the highlights and lift the shadows…. really happy with the result…:)

Nikon D90
Nikon 18-200mm @ 38mm
Exp 2.0 sec
F/4.2 (There’s the mistake !!)
ISO 200

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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.

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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  • Carla Jensen
    Carla Jensenabout 5 years ago

    Oh WOW !! Another Amazing image …Jonathan!! Stunning colors, lighting and I love how you have captured the moon light reflecting off the water,the green moss covered rocks and the lone light in the distants. !!! Amazing work!! Wtg =D

  • Thank you so much for the wonderful comment Carla…I see you noticed the marker buoy !! you know I spent so long deliberating whether to clone it out or not but glad you think it doesn’t spoil the overall image..:) JS

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterabout 5 years ago

    I love this one, fantastic moon and reflection, it gives you such a feeling of serenity! dee

  • Thank you Dee, I agree with the your comment on the mood of this image, although the waves were crashing against the rocks, the dawn light and long exposure give such an ethereal feel, I’m glad you enjoy it..:) JS

    – Jonathan Stacey

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

    Dear Lord! You have captured the essence of Mother Earth and the Universe.
    Stunning Jonathan…outstanding work of art my friend:))

  • My dear Tereza, I can never thank you enough for your support and the wonderful comments you always give..:)))) They are alway so appreciated…..Thank you for your kindness..:))

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentabout 5 years ago

    Crackerjack mate!

  • Thanks mate !!…I can always rely on you to put a smile on my face with your comments….All way very much appreciated…:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazeabout 5 years ago

    Oh YES!! Top marks for this stunning work of art.

  • Thank you so much for the comment Cynthia..:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 5 years ago

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreabout 5 years ago


  • Wow…Thank you for the feature Karen…very much appreciated…:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1about 5 years ago

    Fantastic – congrats on the feature!

  • Thank you so much Gina…:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • swaby
    swabyabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful, congratulations!

  • Thank you for the great comment…:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Anne Pearson
    Anne Pearsonabout 5 years ago

    This is such a wonderful moody piece

  • Thanks Anne….I think Dawn and the ocean are such a lovely combination…Wish I was disciplined enough get up early more often !!!!

    – Jonathan Stacey

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