Coming and going

By |2013-03-18T09:00:13+00:00Mar 18th, 2013|

I took this shot the other week at Point Hamilton, along the Great Ocean Road in Australia. Whenever I shoot these sorts of seascapes, I find it critical to have some sort of dominant foreground anchor. If you can picture this image without the rock in it, I think you’ll agree that it’ll fall a bit flat. Having a dominant foreground element gives the viewer a place to start and end at while also breaking up the scene in a pleasing way.

In the case here, I found this one rock that had some cool shells and marine life on it. I placed it in the lower right corner of the frame (I’m a huge fan of placing these dominant anchors in either corner as opposed to in the center) and waited for a good wave to rush in. :)

In terms of processing
Most of the stylization was achieved using Lightroom 4.3’s Develop Module. I applied a slight split tone to bring an orange tint to the shadows and a blue tint to the highlights. I also sent the image to onOne Software FocalPoint 2 to render the background slightly out of focus.

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  1. Lisa Donchak March 18, 2013 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Aw thanks +Brian Matiash ! =D

  2. Chuck Mitchell March 18, 2013 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Fantastic capture AS ALWAYS +Brian Matiash !!!

  3. Justine King March 18, 2013 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the processing info +Brian Matiash I am just learning OneOne Software great tip! :)

  4. Denis Llagami March 18, 2013 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    +Brian Matiash just wondering could you do the whole proccesing in +onOne or you have to have both softwares such as lightroom. I am considering just one coz don't want too many editing software. OnOne could be a stand alone software, right? Thanks in advance

  5. Varina Patel March 21, 2013 at 6:54 am - Reply

    Thanks, +Brian Matiash! Gorgeous shot! I love that rock!

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