Seaweed Corner by Garth Smith

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Such an ordinary name for such a colourful image I know but thats the way it is sometimes.
Near Stanley is a little corner of a beach that the locals gather seaweed from for the garden.
It happens to be a great spot to watch the sun disappear from the sky.
West Inlet, Stanley.

Nikon D90
Sigma 10-20mm
Colour straight from the box untouched.
Sharpened in NX2.

featured in The Beauty of Nature 24th December 2009
featured in Islands of the World group 20th February 2010

Top Ten in A Wilderness Somewhere – Beach sunrise/sunset challenge 8th January 2010
Second in D90 Users Group – Sunrise/Sunset Challenge 10th January 2009

Tags

sea, sunset, beach, yellow, orange, pink, tasmania, inlet, west, stanley

Comments

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69almost 5 years ago

    A beautiful view. Lovely comp and rich colours with great detail in the foreground.

  • Thank you very much Sal

    – Garth Smith

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...almost 5 years ago

    nice image, immense colours, well done

  • Thank you Ryan

    – Garth Smith

  • DilettantO
    DilettantOalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful color saturation and composition. I aspire to taking shots like this with my new D90. Beautiful work.

  • Thank you DilettantO.
    Its easy really. There is one answer to how I managed to capture this image.
    Bracketing.
    I bracketed the exposures til I got the perfect histogram for what I was working with. Then I changed my settings as the light dropped.
    And I shifted the camera around all over the place looking for a composition that worked.
    Damn clouds made it hard as they kept shifting.
    So basically this is the only shot out of about 30 variations that works properly for me and even then I didnt quite get the focus right because I had it set hyperfocally for 10mm but shifted to 20mm without changing the focus.

    – Garth Smith

  • ╰⊰✿Sue✿⊱╮ Nueckel
    ╰⊰✿Sue✿⊱╮ Nueckelalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful!!
    Merry Christmas

  • Thank you Sue

    – Garth Smith

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesalmost 5 years ago

    Another beauty Garth!

  • Thanks Angela

    – Garth Smith

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 5 years ago

    Wow simply wonderful love the light and colours but it is the textures and rocks near the foreground that grab me. : )

  • Thank you very much Karen, yes was a fine line I trod between foreground detail and blown sky highlights.

    – Garth Smith

  • simoneb
    simonebalmost 5 years ago

    Wow Garth this is intense, awesome colour and light, nice work mate, have a great Chrissy! :) xo

  • Thank you very much Simone. The same to you and all you care for.

    – Garth Smith

  • Mark Robson
    Mark Robsonalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful Garth :)

  • Thank you Mark

    – Garth Smith

  • pljvv
    pljvvalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic!

  • Thank you pljvv

    – Garth Smith

  • monaiman
    monaimanalmost 5 years ago

    Glorious !

  • Thank you monaiman

    – Garth Smith

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