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Townsville Seascapes

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by MattNQ, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. MattNQ

    MattNQ Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 31, 2012
    Hello,
    having just joined, I thought I'd share few shots of one of Townsville's more interesting bits coastline as part of my introduction.
    EPL1 + 9-18mm

    PC0401961-mod2-M.

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  2. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Those are gorgeous seascapes, thanks for sharing!
     
  3. xellz

    xellz Mu-43 Rookie

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    Aug 1, 2012
    Japan
    Oleg
    Really like your style. Also enjoy high contrast landscapes. Hope i can get oly 9-18 soon, really miss wide angle.
     
  4. Roger

    Roger Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 2, 2011
    Western PA
    You might be new here, but it doesn't look like you're new at photography. Those are great images - wall hangers.
     
  5. LVL8hacker

    LVL8hacker Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 4, 2012
    Pinehurst, North Carolina
    Larry Anderson
    I love the first shot! Would really like to see it a bit larger :)
     
  6. MattNQ

    MattNQ Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 31, 2012
    Thanks all for looking & the kind comments.
    Roger, you are correct - I'm not new to photography. I got my EPL1 almost 2 years ago, which was the first time I have explored settings on any camera beyond Auto, and it has been a fairly steep learning curve since then. I do enjoy trying different things, especially with water movement.

    Lawrence, I'll try this to see if it appears larger (linked from Smugmug)

    PC0401961-mod2-X2.
     
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  7. LVL8hacker

    LVL8hacker Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 4, 2012
    Pinehurst, North Carolina
    Larry Anderson
    NICE!. I like the fact that you can see someone fishing off the dock...it lets me know even though the picture looks out of my reach and so perfect, one day I too could be standing on that dock. WONDERFUL
     
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  8. dannat

    dannat Mu-43 Regular

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    Melbourne Australia
    the bigger size looks great
     
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  9. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Great work, Matt!
     
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  10. justin4192

    justin4192 Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 27, 2011
    Fairfax, VA, USA
    Beautiful photos! Great composition and lighting!
     
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  11. TDP

    TDP Guest

    wow, great long exposures and color tones
     
  12. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    These are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

    Gordon
     
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  13. riverr02

    riverr02 Mu-43 Veteran

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    New York
    Rafael
    Very, very nice.
     
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  14. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Wow, nicely done! :thumbup:
     
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  15. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    Wow, these are gorgeous. I agree, #1 looks smashing as a larger image. I'd have it hanging on my wall if it were mine.
     
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  16. David

    David Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 22, 2011
    Sydney
    lovely photos. I was looking for places to go for a holiday. NOw I think I know
    where to go.
     
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  17. Johnytuono

    Johnytuono Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 10, 2012
    Lancs., UK
    Great shots!! Just came here after looking at your B&W shots. Both sets are great!
    JohnyT
     
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  18. beckyi90

    beckyi90 Mu-43 Rookie

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    May 21, 2012
    Stockton, UK
    Love the photos :)
     
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  19. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Awesome images Matt....love 'em.

    I'm glad to see some really nicely done long exposure wide angle landscape shots....I've only just recently bought a cokin P holder and some Hitech filters...(4 stop ND - 2 stop soft grad - and a 2 stop reverse grad) and am hoping to take the pana 7-14 out to give it a try.

    I'd love to know more about your kit and process you used for the shots....did you use just straight up ND filters or grads as well ? Also the warm tint...was that done in post or with a filter ?

    Sorry to hit you up with so many questions but I am only a newbie too having got off auto mode only a year ago.

    Cheers.
    Joe.
     
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  20. MattNQ

    MattNQ Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 31, 2012
    Hi Joe. I don't mind the questions.
    My kit is fairly simple - EPL1 with the 9-18mm M.Zuiko.
    I have a Cokin P holder with Cokin GND filters. I have previously used a screw in ND filter with the GND, but it does vignette on the 9-18mm, so I usually don't use them together.

    For most shots on the rocks, I use a Joby Gorillapod - you can set it up almost anywhere - nice and secure on uneven rocks.
    Exposures are really not that long. Here I am usually looking for interesting water movement, so I start at around 1/4 second shutter speed & move up & down depending on wave speed until I get the texture & shapes I want
    The best shots are usually close to the water, so I often get my feet wet. Seems simple, but one of my most useful purchases was a good quality pair of surf shoes. plenty of grip on wet rocks.

    The warm tint on #1 was post processing. Other processing was usual levels, highlights, saturation etc
    #1 & #2 I had to lighten some of the rocks where the GND had darkened them a bit too much.
    #3 also has a little software GND filter applied as well, but there is still no substitute for the real thing.
     
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