Rocks... lots of rocks

Shot at a wider aperture for a bit more of a 3d like effect.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 14th March 2009, This photo: 3:40pm

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  • baar_01 said:
  • mitchell burns said:
    wow so sharp. did u do any editing to this
  • David de Groot said:
    Danke :)
    I whacked it with the "Twisty Fries" Lightroom preset for some extra colour punch, but the sharpness is "as is" from the camera.
  • ronnietan15 said:
    this looks like one of those shots that goes on calenders, damn!
  • David de Groot said:
    And oddly enough, it will probably end up on one too :P
  • SkattyKat said:
    What to say ??? Perfect :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Kat :) I hard to be careful getting to this spot - quite slippery moss on the rocks around here.
  • teejaybee said:
    That is way cool!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) Glad to see it's not just me. This image doesn't have the immediate dramatic impact of some of the previous shots, but I like the three-dimensionalishness of it.
  • looby88 said:
    Its lovely, but, I am going to be picky, when, before it goes off to be a calendar pin up, I personally would remove those annoying little red boats or whatever they are in the top right on the beach. Its probably just me but I find they detract from this great photo.
    Hope you dont mind me saying... obviously if you dont have a problem... let them live !!
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Ah twisty fries - I need to use it more, nice work Dave.
  • KennyWP said:
    Great shot!
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah I spotted them there. They're surfers and their boards. Wouldn't be too hard to clone out.
    I don't usually use it, but it seemed to work well with this image.
    Thanks :)
  • looby88 said:
    Ah so thats what they are, I guess it depends of the size of the printed image, not everyone would mind them, its just that its such a wild looking place, human beings to me seem to detract from that. A lovely series though, the man ( and his camera ) done good !
  • David de Groot said:
    I cloned out the two most red ones on the version I shoved up for sale on redbubble. :)
    Definitely worth a return trip with better planning. I'd like to do dusk when the tide was at the same level as it was here.
  • looby88 said:
    Yep, I reckon thats better !
    Ah the wonderful golden light moments ! That wonderful golden light is beginning to wake me up any time now from 5.30am. or earlier......groan. If I believed in re-incarnation- which I dont, I would say I must have been a bird once.
    Interesting to see it as you say at dusk- where does the sun set ?
    Well at least you have tested out the area, something I never do enough of , or spending time checking out the best spot, such a natural you see, I dont have too !!! I wish... : )
  • David de Groot said:
    The sun sets in the west silly :P
    hehehe I never used to scout locations much, now I'm trying to do it more as people sometimes want specific types of backgrounds and expect me to know where to find them.
  • leadegroot said:
    Helen, he's facing northish in this shot, possibly somewhat northeast, so sunset was going to be off to his left, as he holds the camera, or over his left shoulder
  • Jon McManus said:
    It's so sharp I cut myself! That's astonishingly sharp and vibrant, and the detail in the clouds is great.
  • looby88 said:
    Ha Ha Ha!
    Thankyou Lea for that sane, well thought out , considered, helpful reply !!
    I was , as you so rightly understood ( and if you didnt - keep quiet ! ) trying to figure where exactly the sunset light would fall, to imagine it all the better, so rather like the light in this photo. Only less of it and more golden. Takes a woman to understand a woman !
  • leadegroot said:
    Knew exactly what you meant, Helen - was surprised at Dave's unhelpful answer. :) I keep forgetting men only talk Grunt ;)
  • looby88 said:
    LOL !!! That starts in childhood I remember, we did well when our son was a teenager to even get a grunt ! Now he's a man of few words, unless he's in talkative mood. Helps that he's married, so he's got more to say now when we see him !
    I'm glad you were here to help out, us great minds need to stick together !
  • David de Groot said:
    Bah! I was being amusing :P
    Yes it is isn't it ? :)
  • leadegroot said:
    Well, someone has to keep the world running! ;)
  • looby88 said:
    LOL !! I find these husband/wife discussions over your photostream hilarious !
    Lea- absolutely right !
  • karlec7 said:
    mate , your photos are bloody amazing .. i just picked up my nd400 . busting to give it a go .. half as good as yours ill be flabercastured ..
    Ian ..
  • David de Groot said:
    Congrats, hopefully you do well with it :)
  • sachman75 said:
    love the colour and clarity in this image! a beauty!
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • Reedy Photography (michaelglenreed) said:
    Lovely David!!
  • -Gadabout- said:
    The detail in the rocks and the colour of the ocean are amazing :D Must have been a great afternoon :D
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Thanks Michael :)
    It was indeed Kirsty :) Hopefully I'll go as well tomorrow at Byron / Brunswick Heads.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Awesome...more to look forward to :D
  • Maki_C30D said:
  • David de Groot said:
    Hmmm, nowhere near as impressed with what I shot on the weekend I'm afraid.
    Thanks Maria :)