The Pinnacles by Mark Phillips
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The Pinnacles

February 20, 2019

Being new to Melbourne and not knowing many people, I now have a good excuse to to get out, explore and shoot a bit more!
This week I had just purchaced my new ultra wide angle Tamron lens so I chose to explore Cape Woolamai to test it out. The clouds were forecast to be high although i was uncertain if the sun would break through upon arrival. Luckily enough, it broke through just at the optimum time. The sea was a bit rough so I couldn't get as close as I would've liked but I was still happy with the compisition I had with the rocks in the foreground and the sun setting in the horizon to the left. I tried many different techniques including some long exposures with some ND filters but what i really wanted was to capture the waves crashing on the rocks to add a bit of drama to the shot. The end result was bumping up the ISO to 200 the get the shutter speed i wanted. Walked away with a few great pics but this was by far my favourite.
Shot with:
Nikon D7200
Tamron 10-24mm
ISO 200
f9 @ 1/4sec
Processed in Lightroom

11mm · f/9 · 1/4sec · ISO 200
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Chris Jablonski's picture

I'd be pretty chuffed with this one too, Mark! Great job. Your shutter speed is just right, and it's a well-conceived image. You clearly know what you're aiming for, and it shows.