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04-02-2015, 11:34 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Cape Kiwanda (revisited)
Lens: Pentax HD Ltd. 20-40mm f/2.8-4 Camera: Pentax K5IIs Photo Location: Pacific City, OR ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/320s Aperture: F8 

Second visit to Cape Kiwanda - I'm still buried in the processing but this is one of the first I took when exploring the area and figuring out a good place to setup for evening light - I kind of wish I had setup a tripod and tried a longer exposure too - well I guess I'll have to do a 3rd trip there - amazing place



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Very nice, love the rocks there... Now, can you picture launching a kayak thru that surf to go out fishing among the rocks scattered along the shore there at PC? There are a lot of guys who do that, PC is one of the popular spots.

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Very nice, love the rocks there... Now, can you picture launching a kayak thru that surf to go out fishing among the rocks scattered along the shore there at PC? There are a lot of guys who do that, PC is one of the popular spots.

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Sounds insane - although I was thinking that those waves would be great to kitesurf so i guess if you know what you're doing the insane just turns into fun
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Fantastic shapes of those rocks.

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Beautiful! Nicely captured. Love the detail.
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If you go back to this same location again here's some thoughts for the reshoot:

I think I would like a little more FoV. The break in the rock bottom center seems awkward and the cropping of the rock top right seems off as well.
I know you wanted the sea cave, but it's not positioned properly in the image to make it a focal point. What has happened as a result is your comp has placed the monolith of rock at an awkward point in the image. I feel there's too much rock and not enough ocean (or too much ocean and not enough rock.)
Try some comps where the sea cave is incidental and the focus is more on the transition from land to sea (which would probably be good for you slower shutter but not more than 1/4-1/2 sec or the waves become mist). Also really watch the waves, get a sense of their timing and intensity. When I shoot crashing waves I will use MUP and shoot 20-30 different wave impact shots from about 2-3 seconds before to 1-2 seconds after (it looks like a movie when you scroll through the images in bridge). In this image I count at least 3 prominent places waves could make impact with the rocks, so 4-5 attempts at each impact point may give you a keeper. The point of images that are just prior to impact is to build anticipation which can also work, but ideally you want the whole wave front, which in this image is cropped in bottom left by FoV and the rock outcropping. A half a second earlier might be better.
The other comps would be with the sea cave as the focus, which would bring it UP to more vertically central and closer to the right third transition. You might have to move to the right of left of this spot (if possible).
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