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New on 500px : Morning Glow by ShihuaZhang by ShihuaZhang

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I have been photograph Narrabeen a lot lately, one reason is it’s the most beautiful beach in Sydney, another reason is it close to home :).

This photo was taken during summer earlier this year, A dramatic sunrise with right amount of swell and tide.

In order to take a photo like this, I’d to wait the wave to treat, When the wave came in, I raise my tripod above my head then put it down once the wave passes me, quickly compose and take the photo.

I shutter speed between 1/4 to 2/3 is necessary if you want to get the silky wave effect.wave effect.

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New on 500px : Angry Ocean by ShihuaZhang by ShihuaZhang

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Photograph seascape during high tide and high swell can be really dangerous. But it’s my favorite time to take seascape photos. it’s the time to capture the emotion of the ocean.

The location I stood was not perfectly safe, 1 in 5 waves could get me totally wet, I had to keep my eyes on the incoming waves, move to the higher ground when there was a big wave came in. Even with doing that, an unexpected wave got my completely wet couple minutes later after this shot.

Luckily I have the raincoat to protect the camera, wader to protect myself from the sea water. 🙂

The raw file doesn’t have much of details in the center, It was almost appear to be white. But I know there must be some details, I used Luminosity Mask to bring down the highlights in the water then use CEP Detail Extractor to bring back quite a bit of the texture in the moving water.

Hope you like this one.

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New on 500px : Morning Flow by ShihuaZhang by ShihuaZhang

Amazing sunrise last Sunday. High tide, 1.3 meter swell, great condition for seascape photography. There were about 20 photographers at Narrabeen that day, I was lucky enough to meet AtomicZen and Jérôme Berbigier in person :).

I took around 20 photos at the same location, waiting for the wave to retreat and take the shot. This one is the best within them, if I waited here a bit longer, I should be able to get a photo with sun stars.

I had a bit of issue with my focus that morning, took me a while to sharpen this photo in the post production.

Nisi 0.9 reverse GND were used in this shot.

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