Waves in Motion – Blowing Rocks

Apr 8, 2010 | Landscapes & Scenery

I woke early to make it to Blowing Rocks before the sunrise. This is an amazing place with endless photographic possibilities. Especially during the sunrise, unfortunately the sunrise kind of fizzled out during this particular day. It was a spectacular morning, just not for photography. There was absolutely no clouds and the sky was completely colorless but to top it all off the ocean was dead calm with small waves rolling in every so often. But never the less I was determined to make this morning count and so out of 1000 exposure I found a gem. This photo required some processing but it turn out pretty amazing for such an uneventful morning. This was processed using my single exposure technique which you can find in the HDR How to Guide.

I did this photowalk with Bruce, a friend from one of my meetup groups. He did a better job than I photographing that morning. You can see his online gallery here.

Processing Technique: 3 exposure HDR merged using [intlink id=”546″ type=”post”]Photomatix[/intlink]. Detail enhanced using [intlink id=”542″ type=”post”]Topaz Adjust[/intlink]. Noise removed by [intlink id=”542″ type=”post”]Topaz DeNoise[/intlink]. Image smoothed using [intlink id=”542″ type=”post”]Topaz Simplify[/intlink]. Photo processed with Photoshop CS4.

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Camera Used: Canon 5D Mark1

Lens Used: Canon 17-35mm f/2.8L USM

Camera Settings: ISO 200, Aperture Priority, f/2.8 @ 1/200 of a second, AEB +2/0/-2

Processing Time: 60 minutes

Location: Blowing Rocks – Jupiter, Florida