Warm Sand

Warm Sand - (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock

Warm Sand – (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock

Dark Point

Techie love:
4 shot panorama (bracketed)
Exif/setup data:
D7000 coupled with a Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8 @17mm Aperture: f/13 ISO 100 and Shutter Speed: various
Out front: Lee Graduated Filter (0.9) Circular Polariser and plenty of sand

Family

and there were 4 in the dunes and the little one said.. where to now?

This scene with the grass clumps reminds me of my own family, my beautiful partner (wifey) front row centre, mayhem off to the left (and as always.. heading off to explore with no fear), me , i am the big clump off to the right with chaos close by keeping a eye on me 🙂

Its a big world out there 🙂

Whilst our dune-age here in NSW Australia does not compare to the stuff in the middle of the county or even some the awesome ones over in other countries, I still love getting out there and trying to capture that expansive, bleak and textured scenes – i hope I have acheived it here and gotten you lost in the scale of the vanishing horizon and classic big blue aussie sky.

Single frame
Exif/setup data:
D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @11mm Aperture: f/16 and Shutter Speed: 1/20s
ISO 100
out front – Screw in Hoya Filter – circular polariser

As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed

Layered

A variation from another very large panorama (https://plus.google.com/100975265940134223422/posts/AA4LF9J1m34) This is merely a slice from the larger pano, but I think it captures the layers within the scene better and portrays finer details like the dunes and sea mist better.
I am keen to know what you think? better or worse?

Techie data:
4 (about there) shot panorama (each frame bracketed)
D7000 with Nikkor 85mm f1.4 @ 85mm – Aperture: f/13 and Shutter Speed: 1/8s 1/30s 1/3s (bracketed)
ISO 100

As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed.

Life on the edge

Defiance against time

Whilst struggling back to the car with my shoes full of sand I noticed this small little tree standing proudly against the stiff breeze, standing only 4 or so foot high I was nearly laying on the sand to get some perspective on it.

And there you have it, 3 minutes in the life of a little tree perched on the edge of dune.

Single frame
Exif/setup data:
D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @11mm Aperture: f/16 and Shutter Speed: 182.5s
out front – LEE graduated filter 0.9, LEE bigstopper and screw in circular polariser

As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed

Mysterious Fogalicious

Step back, spread that browser to full width and click this pano open full size and see if you can see the pregnant lady laying down 😉 (ok thats a bit of stretch and ya gotta have some serious imagination.. but shes in there:) )

The surf was pumping this morning, even from way up in the dunes you could hear it crashing on the beach, but strangely, this layer of fog had settled on the bay meaning it was all sound and no visual!

Techie data:
8 shot panorama (each frame bracketed)
D7000 with Nikkor 85mm f1.4 @ 85mm – Aperture: f/13 and Shutter Speed: 1/8s 1/30s 1/3s (bracketed)
ISO 100
out front – no filters, just fogalicious

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As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed.

Sands of Time

I have been burning to use that title for ages 🙂

Single frame
Exif/setup data:
D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @11mm Aperture: f/11 and Shutter Speed: 30s
out front – LEE graduated filter 0.9 and screw in circular polariser

As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed

The colourful knob

In hindsight, I think a selfie with me out on the… rocky outcropping.. would have made for a cool shot, oh well, next time 🙂

But how neat are all these colours on the rock, from warm golds to fresh greens, top stuff nature, nicely done there and I'll be back for more 🙂

A nice little outcropping on the 'Little Gibber' – a strangely knob shaped out cropping in the otherwise bare smooth beach line..

Single frame
Exif/setup data:
D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @11mm Aperture: f/11 and Shutter Speed: 182.5s
out front – LEE graduated filter 0.9, LEE bigstopper and screw in circular polariser

As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed