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Old Mar 18, 2009, 4:35 AM   #11
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Thank you for your understanding of the processed I employed to try to get a decent shot with the long exposure in a dark location. Your comments about pleasing the eyes if a very kind compliments! I appreciate that.

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You have very keenly observed things in the photos. I would not have picked up the sea as a protective arm, but now that you mention it - yes - a beautiful imagery in the 2nd photo indeed (although unintended!) Also thanks for appreciating the colours in the 1st night one

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Cheers, mate. Glad you love the softness and subtle nature of the 1st photo - yes it was a very soft feel under that moon light (though the wind was there, which was the only thing probably not really captured by the photo).

Yes, I didn't follow the rule of third regarding the vertical lines (where the sun is) for the 3rd / sunset photo. I can see what you mean. Appreciate your feedback.

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You have presented a different, but powerful alternative to photo 1. Thanks for your masterful photo editing techniques. I particularly find what you did to the stars interesting..... Yes I would hope Gisli would see these posts... I haven't seen him around here for a while.

For your information, I actually went back a bit (closer to shore) and went in the water by going over from some smaller rocks - as the water was a bit shallower and allowed me more control (as the waves were still powerful enough to buffet me around...). This photo shows where I went in the water (from the other side of the little inset, and facing back towards the beach). So the photo of me on the rocks would be to the right of this photo.

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Old Mar 19, 2009, 8:18 AM   #12
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You have presented a different, but powerful alternative to photo 1. Thanks for your masterful photo editing techniques. I particularly find what you did to the stars interesting..... Yes I would hope Gisli would see these posts... I haven't seen him around here for a while.

For your information, I actually went back a bit (closer to shore) and went in the water by going over from some smaller rocks - as the water was a bit shallower and allowed me more control (as the waves were still powerful enough to buffet me around...). This photo shows where I went in the water (from the other side of the little inset, and facing back towards the beach). So the photo of me on the rocks would be to the right of this photo.
Glad it worked for you, Paul! You know, I added nothing to the original. So, not a big deal actually : )Even the stars were there but only looked a bitdustlike to me.But a mere memory ofa quotation in my mind whose origin I cannot quite recall...but from way way back certainly, proved to lead me:''...there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars...''

Nice use of slow shutter speed, btw! Thanks for sharing the additional picture. So, you went in the water from the inlet-again-to your rightinpicture #2yourcamera captured facing the sea. But hey, how about the powerful waves ?? : ))
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Glad it worked for you, Paul! You know, I added nothing to the original. So, not a big deal actually : )Even the stars were there but only looked a bitdustlike to me.But a mere memory ofa quotation in my mind whose origin I cannot quite recall...but from way way back certainly, proved to lead me:''...there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars...''

Nice use of slow shutter speed, btw! Thanks for sharing the additional picture. So, you went in the water from the inlet-again-to your rightinpicture #2yourcamera captured facing the sea. But hey, how about the powerful waves ?? : ))
Well, please find a photo below giving a pictorial explanation of the area (taken the evening before the above photos, when the setting sun gave the best light for this purpose). Looking at the photo below where the 1 is - that is where I was standing on photo 2.

The "Ocean inlet", where I entered the water is where the 2 is on the photo below. (actually just invisible in this photo, because of the lip of the land, as it descends below the foreground).
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.... You seem to be questioning the "powerful waves". :blah: Well, as you probably know the sea (and even more the ocean!) can be deceiving with its waves. They do not always come together, nor does the size in one area give an indication of the power or how they will form nearby.

That has to do with the width of the beach (or reef, or inlet) - as well as the depth and shape of the seabed (land at the bottom of the water).

So here is a photo just up from where number 1 is in the previous photo, and it was taken less than 20 minutes from photo 2 (where the sea "looks flat" - but an ultrawide can hide that too!) :idea:

CRASH!!! The water was surging powerfully in that little inlet that I entered the ocean. I was careful. Considering our warm / hot climate and the amount of people spent at the beach - relatively few people die on beaches in Australia. However it is still a (sad) reality that some people do die each year by under-estimating the power of waves (especially the force UNDER the surface!)

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.... You seem to be questioning the "powerful waves". :blah: Well, as you probably know the sea (and even more the ocean!) can be deceiving with its waves. They do not always come together, nor does the size in one area give an indication of the power or how they will form nearby...
Oh, who am I to question the powers of Poseidon ?? :-)...especially having saved some 'underestimaters' whose plastic boats were being drifted towards the open sea by tides!

Thanksfor sharing the additional images. Below is the rocky nose which I call 'cape fear' due to the reasons you mentioned,howevera great place for spear gunning!




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