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


Well there was a lot of pressure on me to produce a good photo from saturday evening wild sunset. I am very happy with what I achieved. Nature did all the work aas far as insane light so that wasnt a problem, however i have been waiting to capture this seen for a while and new conditions had to be right to pull it off. Its a 3 image stitch and an exposure blend for the sky. Yes i do have lee grads but im yet to get a holder so there not much use at the moment. I want the stitch to work perfectly with a wave breaking in the foreground. After watching a couple of small waves roll through on this very calm evening i saw they were coming in set of 3 or 4. I managed to get these to line up so perfectly i was so stoked. I pulled off a 3 image wave stitch and a stitched exposure blend all with the pressure of making sure I captured this amazing light as a photograph.

The light really was wild!

Hope you all like it!



10 responses

  1. Hi Dylan, great to see you again last night. This is one insane sunset! I thought it was Sunday night? Sat night was good at Rotto, but Sunday was even better.

    The image is striking and dramatic. Like a nuclear world hehe. I quite like it, the oncoming wave is a cool touch. I do wish you’d post images just a bit larger, say 900 pix. It’s frigging impossible at this size to point out stuff like tilted horizon, stitch errors etc hehehe. Good one mate. Perhaps tone down that bright burned out sun, it’s just a personal taste, I don’t like burned out patches in an image.

    And go get that web design course, with marketing + web design + photography under your belt you shall take over the internet ๐Ÿ™‚

    February 26, 2011 at 8:54 am

    • Good to catch up with you too mate!
      Your right it was sunday! ๐Ÿ˜›
      This was one of the greatest light event i had ever seen, and I didnt even have to travel far!
      There is certainly no stitch errors or horizon dramas in this one mate! I make sure of that cause I know your watching! haha
      The burnt out areas actually work for me in this, i feel there such small areas they bring more drama and brightness to the image. It looks sweet on paper is all i know! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Cheers mate!

      February 26, 2011 at 11:11 am

  2. timwratephotography

    Sweet image here Dylan – the sky looks almost post apocolyptic… That’s the beauty for you guys in WA – you can wait around for sunset… We’ve got it tough over east… bloody early mornings!

    Anyway – I think the burnt out areas look fine – they add to the intensity of the sunset – rather than detract from the overall image.

    But like Flemming I’d like to see it slightly larger – say 900 pixels…

    March 9, 2011 at 8:30 am

    • Hey Tim,
      Glad you like it mate! This has been printed a few times not and its looks stella! The little blow outs i think work because they are such minor areas that even if they weren blown they wouldnt hold ay real detail anyway.

      You might have to be up early but good light in Perth is few and far between!

      May 29, 2011 at 11:20 am

  3. Great shot Dylan. Friggin cracker actually

    April 6, 2011 at 7:24 am

    • Cheers Andrew! One of my favourite of mine to date!

      May 29, 2011 at 11:21 am

  4. It serves you well to work under pressure at all times, that way you produce little diamonds like this.

    Great job mate,


    April 14, 2011 at 3:18 am

    • Cheers Bryce!
      I was under pressure in the sense that I knew it wouldnt be hard to screw this up but at the same time it was so peaceful that it was anything but stressful! I’ll always remember this moment!

      May 29, 2011 at 11:22 am

  5. Crazy amazing.

    May 29, 2011 at 10:06 am

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