The Bilgola Shelf

Standing in water half way up my shins and with a third eye on the waves pounding the it was a fine balance between getting my ass wet and waiting for the right wave to come over the plateau. Its lucky I got long legs 😉 'cause there were a few grab the shorts moments.

Bilgola is a great little spot with some lovely cliff lines and interesting seascapes, whilst +Rodney Campbell and +Debbie Mooney worked on the Bilgola Pool, I slipped and slid over the shelf trying to line up the sky with the desired foreground 😉

I have hit this image for the initial impact, I loved the almost nuclear green seaweed in the channel and the moment the morning light moves from the warm crimson tones to catching some of the blue as the day really takes hold – and of course that water that flows over like alien tentacles.

Basically its 3 frame blended shot but there is a few tricks in there to get to the end result .. but thats all boring stuff, just show me the picture 😉

Exif love:
D750 coupled with 16-35mm f4 @ 16mm Aperture: f/16 and Shutter Speed: 6s (neutral) 1/2s (under) and 5s (for the water flow)
ISO 100
out front – Hoya CPL, Lee Graduated 0.9 Filter

27 thoughts on “Plateau

  1. +Chris Sutton
    never, touch wood. to be honest I am a very conservative person when it comes to stuff like this, I always suss a location out and make sure I have sat thru a number of 'big' sets of waves before getting close to the waters edge. In this case, I had been at this spot taking a few other shots for about 25 minutes and had a good idea of how big the waves were, the other factor here was the tide was going out, meaning less chance of getting a nasty surprise….
    actually I lie, i did fall on my ass once, but that was due to slippery rocks, I cut up my hand a bit but nothing major.. i chipped my graduated filter but everything else was fine…

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