Stormy Seas



Stormy Seas


Stormy Seas

Image taken at Yaquina Head, Oregon

Settings: F20, ISO 400, SS 1/500, 85mm using a 70-300mm f 4.5-5.6 lens on my D800

Edits: Unlike most of my images, which I perform minimal edits to, I went out on a limb and I edited this one in Photoshop using a color burn layer and texture.

I just wish that I had caught the light on the light house… ย ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ย When traveling with kids and a husband, however, patience is not in abundance.

I’d love to have your feedback. ย What do you think?

41 thoughts on “Stormy Seas

  1. I like your image a unique and moody creation, well done. I like most photographers try to capture the image in the camera; but I am becoming less of a purist when I see so many great creations and tweak’s, to me it is just a artistic extension to photography and should be explored more. I am having fun experimenting with On Ones Photo Tune…its great fun a source of creative ideas.

    • Thank you David. You are so correct. Editing is fun and a artistic creative outlet. The darkroom was that outlet for film photographers so there is no reason to think creating art using digital photographs isn’t acceptable. Sometimes even the best image SOOC can be made better or more artistic if edited. Blessings, Robyn

    • Thanks Robin! I need to figure out how to turn the light on in PS….I have been going through my images to see if one similar has the light on but so far none of them match up to layer them or blend them..:-( I will keep researching how to accomplish this! Blessings, Robyn

      • I tried a bit of trickery with this once, too, Robyn… (with a lighthouse as well – the ‘Frankfort Light’ – in Michigan).
        I printed and re-photographed an edited image through wet glass – I poked a pinhole through a part of the print where the lamp would appear and placed a flashlight (most of which I had masked off) behind the paper (so light would shine through the pinhole and reflect off water droplets on the glass. It was a bit of a hassle… but it kind of worked… in a way… maybe…

  2. This is a stunningly beautiful image, Robyn – and I very much like the way you’ve processed it – its absolutely good and well done. >>> and we’re using identical gear! – D800 with 70-300, the lens I’m wedded to; I also use a D700, and am getting back into very wide angles too. Adrian

    • Thanks so very much Adrian. Your compliment is a huge confidence boost for me! Funny that we are using some of the same gear…I also shoot with a D300s and love wide angles too! Best, Robyn

  3. I think you have excellent taste, Robyn… the post-processing here only seems to enhance your subject matter…
    (keep in mind the guy who is saying this is usually detracting from his, though ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).
    Very cool, Robyn!

  4. It has a timeless quality to it. It’s lovely. Oh, and I can relate to patience being at a premium, when you’re shooting with family accompaniment. Wishing you a stellar weekend ahead! ~v

    • Thanks so much Charlie! And guess what! “Stormy Seas” will be hanging in two exhibits this November! Wish me luck on selling it!!! Have a great weekend! Robyn

      • Thanks Charlie. I don’t know that I can really say I’ve been discovered. I’m still dreaming of that! I submitted my portfolio for review for a couple of juried shows and was accepted. Both are local. I live in a community with many artists so there is a great appreciation for art – all forms. I’ve been throwing myself out there just hoping and praying that some day people – the right people – will see the beauty and value of my work so that I can begin to sell it and share it on a higher level. Have a great week! Blessings, Robyn

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