Recent king tides along our coastline offered endless opportunities for thumping great shots of massive waves!! It is difficult to do them justice within a frame – and to choose between the umpteen shots one ends up with!!

Taken at Whale Beach in the Northern Beaches area of Sydney Australia – January 09.

Tecnhical stuff:
Shutter priority
ISO 160
Auto WB
Camera – Sony R1

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I suffer from viewfinder vision (find myself visualising a frame around everything I see) so my genre is “anything that moves and most things that don’t”!!

I don’t so much wish to document places and things, as to evoke feeling and emotion.

This leads to a diverse portfolio and constantly overloaded external hard drives…not to mention some burning of the midnight oil as I keep looking for that elusive perfect process for yet another ‘masterpiece’!!!

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  • whittsatwoopi
    whittsatwoopiover 5 years ago

    Awesome image Rosalie, I love it. I can almost feel the thump.

  • Thanks so much Simon

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture Rosalie, love how you’ve captured the wave just as it hits the rocks, smashing (forgive the pun)

  • Thanks for the ‘smashing’ comment Josie! I took so many shots some of them had to catch waves at the right moment!

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Kazzoom
    Kazzoomover 5 years ago

    yep thats a big one lol, lovely action shot Rosalie

  • THanks Kaz – it was quite exciting to be there as it happened.

    – Rosalie Dale

  • InPort
    InPortover 5 years ago

    G’day Rosalie,

    You have done a great job with the technical and the timing but oh dear you have cut the top off the wave!
    Go on – back to the beach! ;-)


  • Ha – I do have shots that are further away, AND that are closer – there is also a 3rd party shot which shows where I was standing and why the top of this is cut off – maybe that will be uploaded at a later date! Thanks for the kind words Dennis – appreciated.

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 5 years ago

    Awesome capture what a ripper, well done.

  • That king tide really put on a great show … thanks Steven for the favouriting

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldover 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot !

  • Thanks Sylvia

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Di Jenkins
    Di Jenkinsover 5 years ago

    fabulous wave action capture!

  • Pleased you like it Di – thank you

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 5 years ago

    Thanks mhkantor for adding this to your favs.

  • robinof
    robinofover 5 years ago

    great shot, very good of you handelling some critiqe aswell, i’m no expert at this but have cleaned a simalar shot , using the clone. any whoo great shot nevertheless.

  • Thanks for the visit – welcome to RB – hope you are enjoying the exerpience!

    – Rosalie Dale

  • robinof
    robinofover 5 years ago

    ps ,i know thats cheating {the clone} he

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