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As Above_So Below_Port Campbell_Great Ocean Road

Ocean, Rocks and Sky_Port Campbell_Great Ocean Road

Canon 5D camera and Canon 85mm f1.2 L series lens_Exposure Details: 1/4000 second @ f8 ISO 400.

I made this image late one afternoon in Peterborough on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. I drove down to the seaside, right next to the golf course, for a walk around. It was bleak and very windy. Just before I arrived back at the car the sun came out. I turned around and noticed the beautiful, fluffy clouds standing out against the dark, brooding sky. I ran back to the beach to make the above photograph. I made sure I timed tripping the camera’s shutter release with the waves breaking onto the rock outcrop, just off the shoreline. Moments later the sun disappeared behind a cloud and the scene’s luminosity diminished.

While the image features water, rock, sky and clouds it’s really an exploration of light, tone, shape and moment.

Image processing was conducted in Adobe Lightroom 3 and Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography

Pic of the Week_Bay of Martyrs_Great Ocean Road

Hasselblad X-PAN camera and Hasselblad X-PAN 30mm f5.6 lens with Fuji Velvia 100F film

Hasselblad X-PAN camera and Hasselblad X-PAN 30mm f5.6 lens with Fuji Velvia 100F film

The Bay of Martyrs is an interesting and scenic location just outside the town of Peterborough along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. While less grandiose and considerably less visited than the famous Twelve Apostles, the Bay of Martyrs can be a sublime location, given the vagaries of weather and light.

The above image was made under late afternoon light with a 35mm panoramic camera. I feel the warm/cool color contrast and the textural qualities of the scene have been emphasized within the somewhat unusual, for a panoramic image, vertical (portrait) composition.

After scanning the original panoramic transparency, Adobe Photoshop CS4 was employed to produce the above result.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography

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