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    I went in search to shoot something abt water movement. I am trying for something different from the usual flowy water. Took several pictures of incoming waves hitting on the rock itself. Isn't it intriguing that although rock is tough and almost indestructible by the water will one day succumb to the erosive power of the waves. one day, the rock might disappear, but we might not live to see it.

    Composition wise I guess there can be more improvements. But how? Do you like the pictures? How can I improve on this shot?

    Thanks for viewing and your feedback.


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    That is a beautiful shot.
    The marvel of photography, is it really gets you closer to nature, and appreciate the littlest of things that didn't seem to matter in the past!

    Well done!

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    We won't see it turned to sand, unless we live hundreds of years.
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    nicely executed.. but the shot size doesn't depict the massive gentle force of the wave nor the fragile hardened rock that stands tall..

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    i don't quiet understand the composition.
    maybe a better qoute or change the composition?
    i feel that there is a need for a few more subject to define the picture. =)

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    Thanks for the compliment.
    Quote Originally Posted by supernikon View Post
    That is a beautiful shot.
    The marvel of photography, is it really gets you closer to nature, and appreciate the littlest of things that didn't seem to matter in the past!

    Well done!
    Lol... probably thousands of years...
    Quote Originally Posted by tjhan View Post
    We won't see it turned to sand, unless we live hundreds of years.
    yup... noted.
    will try to improve on my next outing!
    Quote Originally Posted by viix View Post
    nicely executed.. but the shot size doesn't depict the massive gentle force of the wave nor the fragile hardened rock that stands tall..
    I hope the picture does depict some form "power" by using the incoming wave hitting on the rock. What would you like to see in the picture?
    Quote Originally Posted by IfourDesign View Post
    i don't quiet understand the composition.
    maybe a better qoute or change the composition?
    i feel that there is a need for a few more subject to define the picture. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingzyangz View Post
    Thanks for the compliment.
    I hope the picture does depict some form "power" by using the incoming wave hitting on the rock. What would you like to see in the picture?
    well, the angle and tight closeup doesn't give the impression of power. The fact that it was along exposure gave it a soft silky feel to the water.. this "Soft Silky" part is where it ain't going to well with power..
    I'm reminded of a scene at the 12 apostles, where you see massive wave, looking so small against tall cliff edges. You see the rocks standing tall, yet weaken at it's feet slowly but surely by the attacking waves.. It gave that contrast of "small and powerful, large and fragile"

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    noted. thanks for viewing.

    Quote Originally Posted by viix View Post
    well, the angle and tight closeup doesn't give the impression of power. The fact that it was along exposure gave it a soft silky feel to the water.. this "Soft Silky" part is where it ain't going to well with power..
    I'm reminded of a scene at the 12 apostles, where you see massive wave, looking so small against tall cliff edges. You see the rocks standing tall, yet weaken at it's feet slowly but surely by the attacking waves.. It gave that contrast of "small and powerful, large and fragile"

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    Very nice and lovely photo, Did u use any filter?

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    thanks jtsky...

    yup... used ND4 to be able to use a slow shutter speed.

    Quote Originally Posted by jtsky View Post
    Very nice and lovely photo, Did u use any filter?

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    the use of "flowing water long exposures" is usually to provide a contrast, to simplify the photo. you have done these here, but for me the water flows from the rock, out of the picture. better to keep the rock in entirety, i feel.

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    hmm... pt taken. does it really looks like flowing out?

    well... had some limitations when taking this pic... lol. will try again next time.

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    the use of "flowing water long exposures" is usually to provide a contrast, to simplify the photo. you have done these here, but for me the water flows from the rock, out of the picture. better to keep the rock in entirety, i feel.

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    The use of long exposure do not gives the feeling of force hitting the rock. The "action" of the water hitting the rocks now looks soft and details are lost. Angle wise, if the intention is to show the waves hitting the rocks, a lower angle would have been better when the waves hit the rock and splase off against it, your present higher angle may have merge the details of the splash away.
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    noted. but I was thinking it i were to freeze the moment, it would seem very still without any form of movement. will try it if i have the chance.

    could you elaborate on "your present higher angle may have merge the details of the splash away"?

    Quote Originally Posted by yqt View Post
    The use of long exposure do not gives the feeling of force hitting the rock. The "action" of the water hitting the rocks now looks soft and details are lost. Angle wise, if the intention is to show the waves hitting the rocks, a lower angle would have been better when the waves hit the rock and splase off against it, your present higher angle may have merge the details of the splash away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingzyangz View Post
    noted. but I was thinking it i were to freeze the moment, it would seem very still without any form of movement. will try it if i have the chance.

    could you elaborate on "your present higher angle may have merge the details of the splash away"?
    When you're using higher angle like now, the background is the white of the water and this will merge with the splashing waves.
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    you want to project a strong feeling of the wave, water,
    so you can't make them looks soft,

    and you want to make the wave looks mighty,
    so you can't shoot them from top down,

    it does not get me a feeling of awe here.

    try use a wideange and go low down, using a fast shutter speed to record the impact.
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    one other way is to focus on the mighty eroded rock
    against the soft water

    my imagination tells me a view from a lower angle from the direction of where the water is flowing from
    long exposure to make the water softer, with a rear curtain sync flash to freeze the splash

    i might be wrong, but that is what i see in my mind's eye

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    ok... point noted.
    Quote Originally Posted by yqt View Post
    When you're using higher angle like now, the background is the white of the water and this will merge with the splashing waves.
    yes, was indeed using a WA. and was really close the water. i guess the top down approach din work well here. will have to try a different approach.
    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    you want to project a strong feeling of the wave, water,
    so you can't make them looks soft,

    and you want to make the wave looks mighty,
    so you can't shoot them from top down,

    it does not get me a feeling of awe here.

    try use a wideange and go low down, using a fast shutter speed to record the impact.
    that was more or less what i wanted, a hard rock against a incoming wave with slightly softer look. but have not tried using flash for such shots yet! thanks for the suggestion.
    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    one other way is to focus on the mighty eroded rock
    against the soft water

    my imagination tells me a view from a lower angle from the direction of where the water is flowing from
    long exposure to make the water softer, with a rear curtain sync flash to freeze the splash

    i might be wrong, but that is what i see in my mind's eye

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