Green Valley

The first shot of the Narrabeen dawn shoot Johnno took me on this morning.

This small inlet housed a lovely green plant, which we light-painted with a pair of regular torches.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 30th December 2008, This photo: 3:58am

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  • [ Kane ] said:
    Amazing greens mate!! looks nice, looks calm, but can see some movement on the edges.
  • David de Groot said:
    Pretty neat eh ? Apparently this location gets a lot of green moss/seaweed at certain times of year.
    Plenty of wave action happening here, but the long exposure gets rid of most of it.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Wow, must have been long, water and is smooth and so clear, love it.
  • David de Groot said:
    The water was amazingly clear. I stepped fully into a rock pool before I noticed it was full of water! (D'oh!).
  • Xenedis said:
    Nice. I've only been home a short time and haven't looked at my images yet.
    The submerged green moss makes this image work. I hope mine came out as well. :-)
  • accesser said:
    "Exposure: 195 sec (195)" Wow sounds like a lot of fun, Great end result
  • David de Groot said:
    Aye, the green moss was the feature of this spot at that time of day.
    Yep, 195 sec exposure, seems to have worked fairly well. :)
  • [ Rodelicious ] said:
    out"bloody"standing, david! wow 195 sec exposure! that's a record breaker!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Rodel, although 195sec is only short compared to some of my other exposures. I have some film ones over 3600secs :)
  • Aussie.501 said:
    Excellent picture... you never cease to amaze me with your shots!
  • Yorri¢k said:
    freakin unreal~!!
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    As a thumbnail that looked like it was shot from space of the world! Nice shot Dave!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) I've now got a backlog of shots to post, but I guess that's better than having nothing to post ;-)
    Neat eh Richard ? I probably won't make it down your way this trip, or I'd suggest a shoot.
    Hey so it does! :)
  • Garry' said:
    Great shot Dave, it's a great location. Have seen so many great pics from there. You took a different but also risky approach. Great greens but careful with those waterholes.
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • Ananda Niyogi said:
    fantastic colors!
    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Garry :) The Dawn was a real fizzer, but I still managed a couple of shots that I think will be ok with some work.
    You're right though, the sea is very unpredictable.
    Thanks :)
  • teejaybee said:
    Very cool - it took some reading to work out exactly what everything was in this shot :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah it's not too obvious is it ? Lack of sky detail sorta did that.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Awesome light painting :) I really like the green.
  • David de Groot said:
    The green is pretty impressive eh ? No tweaking in post either, it really is that green.
  • dlaurini said:
    Great shot!!!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)