Scale

By |2014-01-27T10:09:01+00:00Jan 27th, 2014|
Normally, I’d do everything in my power to compose this photo to not include the other  photographers standing atop the cliff at the far end of the frame but in this case, I felt that they introduced a really important sense of scale.

This photo is a composited set of three images. Masking these images together allowed me to convey a longer lifecycle of this particular wave because what you see here are all three instances of it as it came crashing towards the shore. It’s something that I’ve been doing with my coastal photography for quite some time now and I really love it.

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16 Comments

  1. kimberton pemberly January 27, 2014 at 9:50 am - Reply
  2. Sunny Wu January 27, 2014 at 11:25 am - Reply

    beautiful

  3. ABRAHAM ADAH January 27, 2014 at 11:30 am - Reply

    good

  4. Neil Howard January 27, 2014 at 11:36 am - Reply

    Works well :)

  5. Marc Briggs January 27, 2014 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Nicely done!

  6. Arne Lepla January 27, 2014 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    Picture…YES…Light…Graphics…Colors…)+atmosphere…

  7. Daniel Peckham January 27, 2014 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    love the feel to this

  8. Chris Bagley January 27, 2014 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    I appreciate the scale. Sometimes it's just necessary to create that impact. I've seen brilliant images of icebergs washed up on beaches from top notch photogs but wish there was something as reference to give me that sense of scale otherwise they could easily just be ice cubes, expertly photographed ice cubes.
    Great image Brian!

  9. Simon Cartwright January 27, 2014 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Beautiful light in this image.  Really like the idea of capturing and masking the same wave too!

  10. Rose Rouge January 27, 2014 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    very nice photo !

  11. J.D. Magers January 27, 2014 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    I have an image at Great Sand Dunes National Park that also has four people at various stages of climbing the dunes. I could have cloned them easy, but I love the way they make 800 feet of sand look really tall.

  12. doina pester January 27, 2014 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    MINUNATA IMAGINE!!!

  13. Chananan Sutsadang January 28, 2014 at 3:11 am - Reply

    Beautiful!

  14. alconcita portillano January 28, 2014 at 4:35 am - Reply

    awesome!

  15. AVINASH BIRAJDAR February 4, 2014 at 1:16 am - Reply
  16. Rose Rouge February 4, 2014 at 1:28 am - Reply

    C'est beau..impressionnant !

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