These two rocks are just down the road from the Oshin Koshin Falls in my photo of the same name. The sea here is called the "Sea of Okhotsk" though I'm not sure at which point it becomes the North Pacific.
I metered for the bright area of the sea between the rocks and myself to throw the rocks into silhouette. I also set my auto-white balance on my EOS 10D to 6,500K. I’d say this is about the equivalent of using a warm-up filter on a film camera. Although you can use warm-up filters on a digital SLR, it's not really necessary if you can customize the white balance, especially if your camera accepts Kelvin settings. I also tried at the warmest (10,000K) and coldest end of the range (2,800K). The warm end was too warm. The sun is was still too high in the sky to give that warm a feeling, so the shot looked un-natural. The coldest end gave a very interesting result. A very blue cast made the shot look like a surreal Arctic landscape. (By the way, daylight white-balance and daylight film is usually set around 5,300 Kelvin.)
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Mike (693) 2003-08-27 9:39
Very good photographer's notes Martin, it's a superb silhouette picture too, really dramatic, and the starburst on the sun is very effective indeed.
forlife (892) 2003-08-27 10:08
what a special angle Martin.
hanks for a good shot with great info.
GATTACA (88) 2003-08-27 10:51
Perfect shot with very useful notes.
ninadev (5377) 2003-08-27 11:55
Great shot and not one that is a result of luck. Your note describes well how this was thinked and the result is wonderful. Would like to see your shot with the coldest setting, would be interesting.
dominique (11414) 2003-08-27 13:09
Pretty sight, it is really well made, one sees just what it is necessary.
Guzman (577) 2003-08-27 16:22
yet another great shot Martin very good informitive explanation on settings, a little dark to the right but cropping it would upset the o/a balance to this lovley image
one day I must visit Japan images you and others obtain are quite breathtaking have place this in my themes section "Silhouettes"
zorro (530) 2003-08-27 22:05
good position and using tripod martin...your notes is really imformative.sunray and moving grain water are perfect and clear.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2003-11-09 6:17
Great picture, the reflections are amazing and love the shadows here, well done
Surfer31 (0) 2004-01-29 16:10
Very nice and dramatic image. I like the high contrast and the "shadows" around the image. The sky and ripples in the water adds a great sense of perspective. Very nice work.
jmb (150) 2004-03-09 16:52
tout simplemnt magnifique...
gren4 (603) 2005-04-12 2:53
I love the composition here,the positioning of the two rocks and the light dispercing out.I wanted to see a few more details though and so I adjusted curves a little and i liked what I saw
TomekWalkiewicz (233) 2006-01-31 4:36
very good picture, weel done
managua (902) 2006-03-09 11:11
Really really beutiful shot, congratulations!
The light/sun/rocks composition is great!
msxfrench (42) 2009-09-15 13:41
nice shot nice photo
- Copyright: Martin Bailey (Bayleaf) (1484)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-08-07
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 10D, 17-35mm F/2.8L Ø77, ISO 100 RAW
- Exposure: f/22, 1/640 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Hokkaido - August '03
- Theme(s): Silhouettes, beaches, Sunrises & Sunsets, The Wind's End [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-08-27 9:00
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