Photo of the Day : : Wave Watching at Bay of Fires

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Korinek Photography | Wave Watching at Bay of Fires : : Bay of Fires : : Tasmania, Australia


Wave Watching at Bay of Fires
Bay of Fires : : Tasmania, Australia

The shot above is more of  a practice shot than a full fledged idea. I really wanted to see what it would look like.

The idea is to use a long exposure to smooth out the water and ideally since the subject would be standing in the area where the waves are coming in, have the lower part of their legs looks somewhat ghost like. Here’s what I found out:

  1. Using the wide angle that I wanted made me have to get my tripod legs wet – so you have to make sure to give it a thorough rinse when you’re done.
  2. Getting the look on the legs is harder than it seems. Due to the fact that the size of the waves coming in is always changing, the placement I’m looking for is difficult. Not only because the tripod has to be further into the water, but because the subject must be as well. When a larger wave hits, this makes the subject move which decreases the apparent sharpness of the final shot.

Gotta give it another try someday!

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20 sec at f22, ISO 100

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2 Comments on “Photo of the Day : : Wave Watching at Bay of Fires”

  1. Mirjam says:

    Thanks for sharing, I must try one day.

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