The forecast was perdicting strong easterly winds, and high tide was at 13.34. I got down to Roker with about 1/2 hour to spare and the sea was huge. The waves that were coming in were about 2.5-3.0 meters high and were exploding into the light house at the end of the pier.
The wave in the shot broke nand was about 8-10 meters high.
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photosamurai (0) 2013-03-27 19:51
Recommend cropping the left side of the picture to the base of the lighthouse. Brightened and sharpened the picture.
mjw364 (2) 2013-04-10 7:54
I'm really surprised you didn't get more appreciation of this shot - but this is Trek Earth after all! you can post an award winning shot on here and people will pass it by and other times post absolute rubbish and it gets raved about. Still what do I know...
This is an absolutely spectacular subject captured just at the right moment - not an easy thing to do - and I like the overall tone of the colour palette here that adds to the mood of the stormy day. I don't think it needs brightening as the other comment suggests though it could do with a bit of sharpening and maybe just the highlights lifting a little. What post processing software do you use?
sevy (15367) 2013-04-15 6:06
For someone like me loving lighthouse photos, this one is a great one; I have not yet such picture on my portefolio.
really the sea and big waves were making the photo and you pressed the button at the right time to evidence the power of Nature.
For technical items, I feel the white balance is presenting too much green and cyan. I saw the discussion you had and I agree we should not correct everything, to keep a part of mood. But the white balance should be corrected a bit.
Polly55 (48) 2013-05-02 6:38
What a great shot. You were definitely in the right place at the right time!
I don't think it needs cropping or brightening either. I looked at the comparison images and to be honest your original looks 'right' for the overall scene...the dull sky and big waves just go together. I also think you were right to leave the harbour wall in too.
I love the way the wave is wrapping itself around the lighthouse.
willperrett (8725) 2013-05-17 0:15
Certainly some dramatic conditions here, and you've caught a very impressive wave. However, the contrast is very flat, giving the white spray a dull appearance, and the overall yellow colour cast seems a bit odd. Hope you don't mind a WS to see an alternative.
NorthernLight (2383) 2013-10-11 9:06
what a great and exceptional picture! You've captured a breathtaking moment. The power of water is always fascinating. I will never get tired to look at such kind of images.
Very well done!
Have a nice evening
jmdias (59190) 2015-06-09 17:51
I can imagine how would be the view inside the lighthouse. fantastic this view of the exact moment of the splash. a compo well done and very beautiful. TFS.
- Copyright: Chris Dyson (CPD66) (954)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-24
- Categories: Nature, Event
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Tamron 70-300 f4-5.6 Macro 1:2
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-24 8:20
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