Cloudy sky last night and the waves were rolling in.
These are some of the Hawkesbury Sandstone blocks.
Umina Beach has one unbroken sand shoreline that has been divided in name only: Umina Beach (south western section) and Ocean Beach (north eastern section). Both beaches have their own Surf Life Saving Club (refer to Sports Clubs section). The only other type of shoreline is located at Umina Point (Mt Ettymalong), a Hawkesbury Sandstone headland that adjoins to the south western end of Umina Beach.
Umina Beach is geographically located on the north side of Broken Bay at the river mouth of Hawkesbury River. The formation of Umina Beach and 'The Peninsula' is due to sand deposition that has been influenced by (and not limited to) climatic conditions, soil-binding flora, Hawkesbury Sandstone formations (eg; Box Head, Barrenjoey and Umina Point), wave patterns and tidal amplitude from the Tasman Sea, Hawkesbury River and Brisbane Water.
These were taken using 2 Lee NDG filters one hard 9 and one soft 9.
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InasiaJones (31566) 2012-08-05 22:13
You are pushing further and further your photographic exploration with beachscapes and for this version, you got yourself some stunning colours. Very impressive sky nicely reflecting on the water surface.
I also like a lot the way the water is passing over and between rocks, creating very esthetic streams of blurred movements, something every landscape photographers are looking to achieve.
The only bitter pill is that you have to come up with a stronger foreground, you have to make these rocks working for you. On your composition, it's obvious that you were able to manage the light and exposure brilliantly and your technical skills are flawless, but from an artistic point of view, these rocks seem to be placed randomly, they don't define your foreground with a strong organization of the elements.
You are very close to do masterpieces in this genre, so keep pushing and look at stuff being done from masters, like Joe Cornish, or even Adam Burton who has a fine gallery on TrekEarth (he is now doing masterclasses and often being publish in the best photographic magazine for technical and artistic tips: "Digital Camera".
Royaldevon (40336) 2012-08-06 0:37
Although I will always admit to prefering to see water with its natural, splashing motion, you have created something utterly beautiful, here, as the water swirls and takes on the appearance of rising mist.
Your use of the graduated filters has given some remarkable colours.
I think Andre I has given some wonderful advice.
Carry on experimenting. You have both the appetite and the skill.
Have a lovely day,
trevormoffiet (3112) 2012-08-06 3:03
Nice composition, colour and framing.
This image has special significance for me. I lived at Umina and surfed here from the mid 60's to early 70's when I was a teenager. The extremity of this corner of the beach only had small, surfable waves on one or two occasions in the year. We called this part of the beach "the cove". Your image has beautiful colours in the sky looking SE towards Box head away from the actual sunset, hence the well lit, golden glow on the cluster of rocks in the foreground. I like that you have cropped the rocks in the foreground to give the impression of a much larger cluster of rocks out of view. I suspect that it is only a small cluster emerging from the beach sand in front of the creek or lagoon.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-08-06 5:23
another stunning seascape from you. Love the effect of the slow exposure on the waters and the view is so idyllic. The sky colours are just amazing and the overall effect so atmospheric. Beautiful work!
Have a great week - regards Brian.
quovadis (1867) 2012-08-06 7:53
And again, a spectrum of light and colours beyond human imagination. Lovely view on endless distance, known only to the wind...
Lucky you to witness such a marvel composition:)
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2012-08-06 21:23
Seems that you are expert in producing such lovely and perfectly captured images. I really love the fiery effect in this one coupled with the blur and soft edges of the waters. Excellent skill! Gerat work on this one!
delpeoples (58836) 2012-08-07 1:18
Hi dear Kathryn
Love the pastel tones here and the mini-waterfall in the cntre of the frame. The sky definitely is the star here so I can see why you chose more like 50/50 framing. I read André's very helpful critique and get what he's saying, and will definitely try and apply that to my own photos too. I'm a bit confused as to where exactly you were for this shot: is the south end or the north end? Anyway. great work and superb long exposure.
Thanks for sharing, hope you had a good day today (beautiful Pink Hour this arvo)
danyy (0) 2012-08-07 23:53
le temps de pose qu'il fallait pour le meilleur résultat, celui qui adoucit tout.
Un ciel de toute beauté avec ce qu'il faut de chaleur. Les rochers au premier plan permettent aux eaux de prendre des "courbes" très gracieuses.
Noel_Byrne (32108) 2012-08-09 9:19
A beautiful effect in the water, with that wonderful sky above. I can almost hear the water rushing across the rocks, this image has a wonderful vibrancy.
speedymanu (3701) 2012-08-25 13:21
I love the apparent symetry of this composition. Along with the veil aspect of the surf, it has some soothing effect. Thanks for sharing,
COSTANTINO (66581) 2012-10-28 4:39
excellent capture with artistic style
your have shots with yout personal
stamp,you have created a particular
- Copyright: Kathryn Weir (kathryn_weir) (2056)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-05
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 5 D Mark II
- Exposure: f/11, 1 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-05 21:23