Coastline_Port Campbell National Park_Victoria

Wave crashing on cliff face near Port Campbell_Victoria Canon 5D camera and Canon 17-40mm f4 L series USM lens @ 17mm. Exposure Details 1/80 second @ f5.6 ISO 100.

This photo was made from a rocky outcrop near Port Campbell along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. I produce a range of postcards and greeting cards and was at the end of a long day selling and stacking stands. I needed to make some pictures and, despite the dreary weather, managed to find this interesting location right at the end of the day.

While I timed the exposure to coincide with the wave crashing into the cliff face I also wanted to draw attention to the rocky terrain and the foreground foliage. This is the reason why I placed the crashing wave slightly away from the centre of the frame. The use of the 17mm focal length added extra emphasis to the foreground, thereby further diminishing the power of the wave.

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

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography
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