Pastel, Maroubra and fuzziness

Pastel, maroubra and Fuzziness - (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock

Pastel, maroubra and Fuzziness – (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock
D750 coupled with 16-35mm f4 @ 16mm Aperture: f/13 and Shutter Speed: 15s
Out front: Lee graduated filter (0.9x) and Hoya Circular Polariser.

there are two ways to achieve a nice softness/diffusion in a image – well the way I see it anyway 😉

1) you can use some funky filter in Adobe Photoshop during your post processing, or 2) you can do like I did here, simply place one’s tripod in some sand near a beach, start a long exposure and wait for the sea to come and wash over everything resulting in the tripod slowly sinking
– softness achieved, job done, in camera, purist reunite! 😉

I love the pastel colours in the sky, maybe because its I see them so much more that the blazing sunset or sunrise (which are fairly rare – for me anyway), maybe it’s the challenge in conveying that often very subtle colour which is always in the opposite direction to where most are point their cameras.

Maybe in this case, its because the pastel pink an blue in the sky compliments the fuzzy green rocks down below, in any case it was fun, except for the howling wind and spray, a prelude to http://blog.avernus.com.au/opening-the-portal/

Techie love:
D750 coupled with 16-35mm f4 @ 16mm Aperture: f/13 and Shutter Speed: 15s
Out front: Lee graduated filter (0.9x) and Hoya Circular Polariser.

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

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15 thoughts on “Pastel, Maroubra and fuzziness

  1. I could almost play hopscotch on them fuzzi rock 😉 I do like the softness, that sinking feeling worked to good effect except for the horizon moving with it?

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