"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." Ansel Adams

More Waterman Bay

I took this photo last night at Watermans Bay. It was such a difficult shot, as it was a very small area and none of the rocks pickup up to much light off the sun. This is a 10 image stitch and the file size is 722MB.

Can’t wait for the Nodal Ninja!


11 responses

  1. that is some wicked cloud, these sort of shots are always challenging. When ever you shoot straight into a bright light source the foreground is going to be pretty dark. I always try to shoot off to the side to try and avoid these hot spots. Are you using the ND Grads?

    April 16, 2008 at 5:09 pm

  2. kirkhille

    Great shot Dylan the clouds look amazing .
    Are you working in TIF or PSD ?
    Yeah looking at ordering my ninja in the next week or two and then a new tripod
    just ordered my 10 -22mm Canon lens should arrive in a few weeks ..
    Just got Neals Canon 50mm F/1.4 cant wait to try it out .
    Nar sorry the adapt fits the 50mm lens and I been trying to get some more ND to try a few stacks , but nowhere has got them in stock .
    You going out any of these mornings ? Might try and head out tomorrow morning finish work at midnight tonight but lol .

    April 16, 2008 at 7:06 pm

  3. dylanfox

    Cheers mate,
    I think I held my grad filter in front of the lens as the connector bit doesn’t fit this lens and no one seems to have them in stock.
    I tried to get a little more side on, but there is very limited space and the rocks behind get to high for the look I wanted.
    Overall I think it worked out pretty well.

    I just got two pictures back from the framers. The cott photo from my web header at 24 inches with silver frame and a big matte board. And my Vertical Bunker Bay photo at 30 inches with a nice dark brown frame with no matting. The owner (who has one of my images on display in his gallery) said the Bunker Bay photo had some interest from his customers and he wants more of my work on display!!!

    April 16, 2008 at 7:11 pm

  4. dylanfox

    Cheers Kirk,
    It’s starts as a 16 bit TIFF but after photoshop my master images are PSD.
    Yeah I’m doing it really tough with no Grad at the moment. (believe me it’s tough!)
    I have been helping one of my best friends, who is a budding photographer. So I will be doing some shoots with her. Went out to Applecross with her this morning, and she got some great shots!

    April 16, 2008 at 7:18 pm

  5. kirkhille

    Hey Dylan ,
    Where are you getting your photos printed ?
    Im looking at getting my one of the Boats house done for a preasent

    April 16, 2008 at 7:27 pm

  6. dylanfox

    Fitzgeralds Photo Lab.
    The link is on my blog role.
    They will do a great job! I should be back in there soon.

    April 16, 2008 at 7:34 pm

  7. jamiepatersonphotography

    Hi Dylan,

    That is fantastic news about people being interested in your work!!! Congratulations.


    I would be so suprised if you couldn’t sell your Boat House photo.

    Jamie Paterson

    April 16, 2008 at 8:40 pm

  8. dylanfox

    Yeah I hope to get the ball rolling again, and luckily I have a gallery and framing studio owner interested in my work.

    I’m taking a few prints over to Melbourne with me and will have them displayed in a town called Woodend where my Dad lives.

    April 16, 2008 at 9:15 pm

  9. dylanfox

    Just clicked over 4,000 hits!
    thanks bloggers

    April 16, 2008 at 9:38 pm

  10. The clouds are amazing, truly dramatic. Exposure is tough here with such a huge dynamic range, with the ninja you can possible try this sorta shot in HDR ? Would love to see some HDR stitched panos!

    April 17, 2008 at 1:56 am

  11. dylanfox

    Yeah I thought about how good this shot would be as HDR, cause those rocks weren’t even facing the sun (which was already below the horizon).

    April 17, 2008 at 11:32 am

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