|Breaking Force (18mm - 1/40s, f8, ISO100)|
Even though the shutter speed is fairly low at 1/40s - already see some speed streaking in the water.
|Obstacle or Barrier (18mm - 1/40s, f8, ISO100)|
Same settings as the previous but the light gets a bit warmer.
|Blending colours (18mm, 1/13sec, f8, ISO 100)|
A huge wave breaks and at 1/13s shutter speed gives that streaky flowy effect I love.
The light from the right adds great ambiance.
As the light went with the sunset, I decided to see what I get from this spot with the shutter open much longer - in this case 8 seconds Tripod is imperative for these shots to avoid camera shake, and if you have one, a remote shutter release.
|Smoke on the Water (18mm, 8sec, f8, ISO 100)|
This is where you get that fluffy, smoky look which in this case is enhanced by the sunset colours.
Get out there and give it a try...don't just try and take 10 photos; as my mentor once said "...you have the subject, work it!" Enjoy and let me know how it went - share your photos with me, I'd love to see your photos of waves!
Camera & Lens: Canon EOS 500D, EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, Circular polariser filter,
Post-processing: Adobe Lightroom 4.4
|Islands in the Sun (18mm, 1/60sec, f8, ISO 100)|
Another lovely sunset with some smaller waves in the foreground - bit less streaky at 1/60s.