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| p.1 #13 · The wave, a picture story |
First of all, beautiful captures and fine job on the processing.
Second, I think we can all relate to the amount of patience necessary to have so much come together so right. Being prepared, mapping the right time of day, location, previsualizing the scene, having the skill to select among the many clinkers and the better images to chose the best, having the ability to process these images well and crop successfully all are necessary and have come together so well here. I wish I had that much patience.
I doubt your keeper rate is that different from others attempting this capture.
There is so much to enjoy in these captures. Of course the stop action of the breaking wave and spray is great. But the clouds meet the spray above, and like much of the rocks, seem to angle in from the sides to insist that you are brought to full attention. Once the eye pulls away from the action and the gestalt there are plenty of smaller scenes to enjoy, taking in the textures of the rocks, the color play of rock, sky, algae, water and reflections. A great scene!
Congratulations! One of these every 4-5 years would do me well!
Have you printed this one large?
Thanks Scott. You are correct about how often we get these and often my keepers are real accidents. This was not so much an accident, but was unexpected for sure. I almost passed it by when looking at the raw. I thought the blown sky was a killer. Not really blown, just at the edge of it.
I sometimes think I need to save gussied up jpgs just to get some idea of potential. The raws are so bland as to make you pass them by.
Here is a jazzed up version where I used content aware fill (Aunti just taught me this last week) to fill in some of the bland sky, and I also used some more Topaz on this to accentuate the clouds and surf.
Filled in sky, more Topaz
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III 24 mm f/5.0 1/200 sec 100 ISO -0.3 EV