On reflection, the ocean, for me is both an endless source of photo ops and an important part of me…. a place where I can be at piece at the end of the day, a place I can reflect on what’s happened in the past and maybe figure out what I should have said or done differently, or maybe just sit and watch.

Today was one of those days when all I needed was the ocean… to watch the waves gently lap around the rocks for the sun to fill the sky with wonder as she does at the end of every day….It put everything into perspective…well….almost everything anyway.

I was going to rave about my new purchase…the Hitech reverse ND grad…but I think this image just shows that in my view, this is by far the best filter I now own….but somehow describing how I felt whilst standing staring at this scene seems more important to me…..

Nikon D90
Sigma 10-20mm @11mm
8.0 Sec Exposure
ISO 100
Heliopan SHMC Polarising filter
Hitech 0.9 Reverse ND Grad

Taken at North Beach, Western Australia.

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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……

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  • Mishaal  Sardar
    Mishaal Sardaralmost 5 years ago

    Magnificent captured Jonathan!
    it’s admirable reflection in the ocean & fabulous colours contrast!

  • Thank you so much Mishaal…:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Sheldon Pettit
    Sheldon Pettitalmost 5 years ago

    holy shit!!!! im definitely getting onto the hitech reverse nd filters!!! this is awesome mate

  • Wow..calm down Sheldon !!!! Lol…It’s only a filter !!!, admittedly, a very nice piece of plastic, anyway, I thought we went all through this…where are yours man !!!!..stop messing around and get some..you will never look back..seriously ..:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teaguealmost 5 years ago

    A beautiful capture Jonathan. It seems an ND grad filter is a must have. Will have to look into getting one. This is awesome.

  • Haha..Thanks Elaine, it just balances the sky with the darker earth…or water…They aren’t the answer to all exposure issues but they certainly help..

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • bevanimage
    bevanimagealmost 5 years ago

    Wow, what a sky! Spectacular colours and wonderful water.

  • Thanks for the great comment…have a great Easter..:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 5 years ago

    A brilliant capture sweetheART love the distance – inst fave ;} happy hippy huggglez

  • Thanks Val..

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 5 years ago

    Superb image Jonathan. Love the way the rock in the foreground mirrors the lines in the clouds.

  • Thanks Polly..:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Kymie
    Kymiealmost 5 years ago

    I just love the definition of the colour in the clouds – fantastic. I can imagine sitting here and not wanting to move. Whenever I go to the beach I have a plan, set up – paddling is a must, then get some photo’s and shoot off. Haven’t quite done that yet because I always just sit till it’s so dark I have a hard time finding my way back up the bank. The ocean has an endless sense of peace, of putting everything in perspective :-)

  • Thanks Kym and so very very true !!..:))

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Christine Oakley
    Christine Oakleyalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations for your feature on 31 March 2010!

  • Wow..Thanks for the feature Christine…..:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • GeoffSporne
    GeoffSpornealmost 5 years ago

    Excellent capture Jonathon, great colour. Will have to look into those reverse ND filters

  • Thanks Geoff, was limited to Singh-Ray until a few weeks ago, now Hitech have brought their range out for a fraction of the cost….finally accessible to us mere mortals !

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning work Jonathan,congrats on the feature

  • Thanks so much for the great comment…:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

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