Ring of bright water by KensKaikoura
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Shot in the north Bay at Kaikoura, the clouds kept moving and kept the light subtle, without the cloud cover i’d be shooting straight into the sun and the image would be a right off.

Shot on a Nikon D700 with 17-35mm Lens, Cokin ND4 soft grad, Raw files with Active D-Lighting on High. Photomatrix

Comments

  • MarianBendeth
    MarianBendethabout 5 years ago

    Absolutely wonderful Ken! I love how the ridge of foam is in perfect circular formation – what a find and fabulous shot in every way!

  • Jason Asher
    Jason Asherabout 5 years ago

    Nice shot Ken, I agree the foaming effect of the water is great – feels as though it’s coming right for you. Are you using the exposure blending feature of Photomatix?

  • yep, this is 5 exposures, 1,.5,0,.5,1. i only use the detail enhancer, the tone enhancer makes images look so fake, my images from the camera has plenty of tonal value, the 700 has the same chip as the d3. The other thing is, i don’t want people to view it and think straight away its HDR, most of my images are HDR done my own way in photoshop.

    – KensKaikoura

  • terugvanver
    terugvanverabout 5 years ago

    Great processing on this one, tones are as always spot on!

  • Jason Asher
    Jason Asherabout 5 years ago

    Agreed Ken, I like the exposure blending of photomatix as I dislike the overdone HDR look – works well. Cheers.

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful image Ken.

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

    spectacular Ken!

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyalmost 5 years ago

    Viewed full size I love the look of the seafoam in the foreground and the amazing colours, light and depth of this very beautiful seascape.

  • Sally Winter
    Sally Winterover 4 years ago

    Wow – this is truly amazing photography. What an eye and patience to wait for the best moments.

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