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Moeraki Boulders

Moeraki Boulders
Información de la foto
Copyright: Bernard Billedo (bernard) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 29 W: 0 N: 98] (998)
Género: Lugares
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2007-02-20
Categorías: Naturaleza
Cámara: Canon EOS 20D, EF 17-40 f/4 L USM, 2-Stop Soft ND Grad
Exposición: f/11, 1 segundos
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Diario de viaje: South Island Roadtrip
Fecha enviada: 2007-03-27 3:33
Vista: 3179
Favoritos: 9 [Ver]
Puntos: 52
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Weeks of planning have paid off with this image by checking the tide charts and sunrise times on the internet for Moeraki.
I was initially worried that the boulders would be submerged as it's going to be high tide during sunrise but to my relief there was just enough waves moving around the boulders -- perfect for my previsualised shots.
Additional filter was a Singh-Ray Gold N Blue Polarizer.

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hi bernard,

I always want to create something like this but I always fail :(
i dont know why but maybe my technic its not good enough for photo like this, can u tell me how to made beauty photo like this ?
do you shot 2 times and you compo in PP ?
and how about lighting ?


Hi Bernard,
A really wonderful photo with awesome colors and excellent exposure. The composition with the low POV is very strong and leads me into the photo. Your weeks of planning paid off for sure. I just love the details in the boulders. Did you know that simular boulders can be found along the coast near San Fransisco?

Hi Bernard,
Wow stunning image! Love the soft water effect against the hard boulders. The soft colours of the sky and the misty effect are beautiful! Well done and TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

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  • nuxa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 27 N: 121] (1035)
  • [2007-03-27 3:51]

Hi Bernard,

I've got only one word for you:

best wishes

Hi Bernard. Your weeks of planning were well rewarded. This is a beautiful image with the soft silky water drifting between the boulders. Congratulations!! Cheers, Pat.

Such a wonderful fantastic photo..all i can say is WOW really

Hi Bernard,
Great work with the ND filter! Loved the curves in this one. The light and colors create a great mood in this photo. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Bernard, excelent result, very good work. Congratulations

What a great shot of the Moeraki Boulders! Professional!
The long expo. makes it even more dynamic with the waves flowing through between the rocks! Awesome!
I wish I could have done a pic like this when I was there! Unfortunately the sun was down and I couldn't get enough light to make a great shot! :) ...next time!
TfS, Bernard!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2007-03-27 4:20]

Hi Bernard, the filter has given you a very good result - I love the colours of the early morning here. The low POV emphasises the unusual bolder shapes. Well composed too,

Wonderful image ... dreamlike ... perfect exposure ... I just love all the details in the water, on the rocks and in the sky ... gorgeous ... bravo!!

tfs+ greetings

Hi Bernard!
Great idea,just wonderful realisation.
Very well done!

fantastic capture, i love the mood and texture. TFS Helen

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2007-03-27 5:20]

Stunning work Bernard.. all your planning paid off...love the water effect, the colours, the filter.

Thanks for sharing.

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2007-03-27 5:45]

Great shot these boulder are amazing great comp and colours

Very stunning work Bernard. Absolutely love long exposure shots on water. This is very well done...and these rocks are very interesting and eye catching. Very professional work. TFS


Awesome work Bernard - composition, colour and mood all combine to make a very ethereal image.

I love the detail in the boulders which are a nice counterbalance to the movement of the water between and the waves beyond.

Me. I would have been paranoid about dropping my camera into the sea :o)


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  • peetol Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 51 N: 694] (5745)
  • [2007-03-27 10:02]

Wow! This is a great shot! Your patience did paid off. This is one of the best shot I have seen here in TL so far. Thanks for sharing!


Very good composition. I like the mily effect of the water using a slow shutter speed.Well done.

I like this kind of simple but very effective photo. Good planning and patience always pay off.

REgards Darko

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1631 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-04-01 7:00]

Hi Bernard,

What a great shot, not only you have captured a beautiful scene, but also the mood here, great colours, nice composition and pov, great details and mood. Well done, :D thanks for sharing,


:) ltr

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  • vleet (92)
  • [2007-04-03 10:57]

Hello Bernard,
Such a magnificent sea,and good camera technic.TFS.


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  • yarp Silver Star Critiquer [C: 19 W: 2 N: 6] (65)
  • [2007-04-07 12:25]

It looks more like a painting than like a photo. The water in the bottom of the picture look just like the fog above. And the contrast is excellent. Just perfect!
I would shoot this picture a few more times as the sun slowly shines and paints the sky in different colors, hoping that the tides would allow that.

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  • fap77 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 51 W: 28 N: 16] (2877)
  • [2007-05-03 2:04]

This is an exceptional photograph.

WOW!!! Bernard, this is awesome!! Fantastic mood and colours!! I really like the effect of the water here!

Very very well done and TFS

nice shot, i like the pov here!
the result is really nice for the texture created with water!

This is such a beautiful photo. Beautiful water movement, it looks lunar!!
I love it.
Regards Philippa

Hi Bernard,
this is really fascinating. I looked at a couple of your pictures on TL and must say that your work clearly demonstrates ability.

This is a good example. The 'blue' works and adds something really special to this shot.

Well done. Best regards, Daniel

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