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    Coles Bay, Tasmania.
    Hoping to catch the sunset, but the dark clouds look evil. The winds are strong too, as the waves crash onto the rocky beach.



    I felt drops of water hitting me, from the rain or the sprays from the waves, I dunno. The winds show no signs of stopping and the clouds are looking more ominous by the minute.



    I curse as my filter is getting wet, and soon my camera. Should I go back to the car to get my ziplock bag? Ziplock bag?? The winds seemed to laugh and blow harder. The setting sun shone hard, trying to break through the clouds, and the clouds danced and raced forth, aided by the wind.



    Perhaps the sun, wind and clouds are having such a ball of a time, the rain joined in. I threw caution to the wind (pun unintended) and continued shooting.



    As the sun dipped over the horizon, it seemed to signal the end of a game as the wind blew the dark clouds away. I stood looking at the stark contrast of the scene in front. What a rush!




    ..NuTs..

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    I waited/rested in the car for a while for the magic light. Gotta do an emergency cleaning of lens too since I took out the filter to took some shots and my lens got wet (I figured rain or salt water is not good for L lens).
    Then its dinner time.




    ..NuTs..

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    I really really like this shot.



    There is a sense of raw untamed power and tension in the shot that really appeals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuts
    I waited/rested in the car for a while for the magic light. Gotta do an emergency cleaning of lens too since I took out the filter to took some shots and my lens got wet (I figured rain or salt water is not good for L lens).
    Then its dinner time.




    ..NuTs..
    I like this one. The emptiness on the left and the slight calming sun rays on the rocks gives me a soothing feeling.......

    So peaceful.......

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    Nice works! I truly enjoyed the shots taken. The last one is the best one for me. The exposure, altho tricky was spot on. The colors a nice tone. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuts
    I waited/rested in the car for a while for the magic light. Gotta do an emergency cleaning of lens too since I took out the filter to took some shots and my lens got wet (I figured rain or salt water is not good for L lens).
    Then its dinner time.




    ..NuTs..
    I like this pix. Going to Australia on 19 Nov. Plan to visit Tasmania. Do u hv any tip on Tasmania?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuts
    I waited/rested in the car for a while for the magic light. Gotta do an emergency cleaning of lens too since I took out the filter to took some shots and my lens got wet (I figured rain or salt water is not good for L lens).
    Then its dinner time.




    ..NuTs..

    Hi nuts

    This is fantastic, beautiful...no words to describe it...


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    Awesome pictures! I love the last picture. Simply calming.
    Notice a consistent spot on the top left of the pictures. It could be dust/dirt on your camera ccd. They usually more obvious when you shoot with smaller aperture. Or it could be dirt on your lens since it is so windy. Great pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuts
    I waited/rested in the car for a while for the magic light. Gotta do an emergency cleaning of lens too since I took out the filter to took some shots and my lens got wet (I figured rain or salt water is not good for L lens).
    Then its dinner time.




    ..NuTs..
    OMG
    I just love the colors of this .... first look it draws my eyes slowly from left to right .... i'm speechless

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    Thanks all for the comments!


    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang
    I really really like this shot.
    ...
    There is a sense of raw untamed power and tension in the shot that really appeals.
    I'm pleasantly surprised at the result myself since I thought the water droplets on my filter would have ruined the pic... Glad you like it!


    Quote Originally Posted by gundugundu
    Notice a consistent spot on the top left of the pictures. It could be dust/dirt on your camera ccd. They usually more obvious when you shoot with smaller aperture. Or it could be dirt on your lens since it is so windy. Great pictures!
    Probably. I've change lens in some terrible situations before
    Thanks for pointing it out!


    ..NuTs..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuts
    I waited/rested in the car for a while for the magic light. Gotta do an emergency cleaning of lens too since I took out the filter to took some shots and my lens got wet (I figured rain or salt water is not good for L lens).
    Then its dinner time.




    ..NuTs..
    this one my fav

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender
    I like this pix. Going to Australia on 19 Nov. Plan to visit Tasmania. Do u hv any tip on Tasmania?
    What sort of tips? As mentioned in a prev thread, you can goto http://www.discovertasmania.com/ for alot of tourist information. For specific qns, you can pm me for further discussion

    ..NuTs..

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    i like the dramaticism of the first few pictures....but the fore ground looks over one....

    yah including foreground is great... but you could have excluded the large rock and just have the small ones in the picture

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    Thanks SniperD,showtime!


    Quote Originally Posted by showtime
    i like the dramaticism of the first few pictures....but the fore ground looks over one....

    yah including foreground is great... but you could have excluded the large rock and just have the small ones in the picture
    I agree somewhat, although at that time, there're alot more things to consider there and then
    Hopefully with more experience, some things can become 2nd nature...
    Thanks for the feedback!

    ..NuTs..

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