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Joe Lightheart

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Ocean tides

a long exposure before the sunrise on a cloudy morning. The long exposure water stands out against the black sand. The sand is black because it’s made of crushed lava rock. There is a blur at about the 1 o’clock position near the horizon. It’s a woman surfing, and I did not remove her in post editing.

Exif Data

X-T2

XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Aperture
f/11.0
FocalLength
15
Exposure
10/1
ISO
200
0
  • Image type: image/jpeg
  • Exposure: 10/1
  • Resolution: 72/1
  • Created: 21st October 2017
  • Uploaded: 27th October 2017
  • Category: Landscape
  • Views: 186
  • Likes: 94



  • bwoollard
    3 months ago
    Great picture
  • Birds and Nature
    4 months ago
    Great shot.
  • Joanne Collicott McGuigan
    5 months ago
    Great shot Joe. I like the foreground water movement on the sand.
    • Joe Lightheart
      5 months ago
      Thank you very much, Joanne. I appreciate you sharing my picture!
  • Joe Lightheart
    7 months ago
    Thank you very much for sharing, tang68!
  • Lee Fox Photography
    7 months ago
    Hi Joe - great long exposure - I was thinking about getting a mirror-less camera and have read lots of excellent reviews of the Fuji X-T2 but was wondering what has been your in the field experience with it?

    Are you using filters to capture the long exposure? What post processing program are you using? Sorry for all the questions. Great shot!
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months ago
      Hi Lee, the X-T2 is small and light compared to the D750. It feels great in hand. I bought it specifically as a backup/travel camera and I know it's perfect for that. I've only had it for about 2 months and I know it will take me at least 6 months to really say if I love it or not, but I do like it more than I don't-just not in love with it yet. I like the bright big electronic view finder-I don't use the LCD screen and in the viewfinder there is a built in histogram and horizon line that I use every time. There is nothing that I don't like about the camera. I got some help from Michael Flick and Raimundas Vaisnora(Raimisv) here on CAS before I bought it and they were very helpful.



      I use Lee filters 100mm system and their landscape 105mm filter. This picture was taken with the 6-stop little stopper. I am using lightroom classic as of right now, but this picture was processed with Lightroom CC. I am also trying out the On1 Raw 2018 beta free trial for my XT2 pictures and feel very mixed about this program. Hope this helps.
      • Lee Fox Photography
        7 months ago
        Thanks Joe - have not made the jump to filters - but I have heard a lot of good things about Lee filters. Before we go to Oregon I want to get a 10 stop, polarizer and few grad filters to photography the ocean.

        I'm also using Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC to process the RAW files from my Nikon D500. Hoping to get the D850 one day - lots of money.

        I was thinking of the Fuji X-T2 for the long hiking trips - weight.

        Wow - so many toys on the wish list. Thanks for your help.
        • Joe Lightheart
          7 months ago
          I first bought screw on the lens circular polarizer and 10 stop ND filters and my experience was that it was too much hassle to focus then lock the focus then screw on the 10 stop and then be extra careful not to move the tripod. The Lee filter rings sits on my lens all the time and when I use the ND I simply attach the filter holder-so fast easy. Lee system is expensive but is so much easier to use and is very well made. Just additional thoughts I have.
          • Lee Fox Photography
            7 months ago
            Oh yes here is some website that have some good recommendations for laptops: https://makeawebsitehub.com/best-laptops-for-photo-editing/

            http://picknotebook.com/blog/best-photoshop-laptops/

            I work on a PC but most people prefer Mac for processing RAW files.

            You have sold me on the Lee filter system thanks for all the info.
            • Joe Lightheart
              7 months ago
              Lee Fox, thank you very much for the links. I decided that a 13" lap top would be best for my travel and I have decided on the macbook pro 13" but still looking. If I went with the 15" I can get better components, but I feel that's too big for my specific travel needs. If anything else catches you eye please let me know. Thanks again!
              • Lee Fox Photography
                7 months ago
                Good choice - but I need the biggest screen I can get with my eye sight. Look me up when you are in my area.
  • Gjesdal
    • Seller
    • Pro
    7 months ago
    Stunning!
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months ago
      Thank you very much, gjesdal and thank you fro sharing!
  • Leigh Goessl
    7 months ago
    Those black rocks stood out to me too, beautiful shot! I also didn't notice the surfer until I looked after reading your narrative.
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months ago
      Thank you very much, Leigh-I removed the surfer, but it looked worse and more noticeable so it was better to leave it :)
      • Leigh Goessl
        7 months ago
        To be honest, I could hardly see it and wanted to see what you meant. I was on the laptop which has touch and I can zoom in really close on photos and even then, barely noticeable. I couldn't identify it actually :)
  • bodo_s
    7 months ago
    Great shot, i love this!
  • Arin Suvra Das
    7 months ago
    i should not comment on this pic. this one is above the level....
  • Paul Stuart
    7 months ago
    Strong effect.
  • Joe Lightheart
    7 months ago
    Thank you for sharing my picture, Codorean Flaviu!
  • vision
    7 months ago
    Nice strong feeling of movement.I like the interesting pattern that the slow shutter speed created in the foreground..
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months ago
      Thank you very much vision. clouds coming at me while water is going away :)
  • Joe Lightheart
    7 months ago
    Thank you for sharing my picture, M H Photography!
  • Joanne Collicott McGuigan
    7 months ago
    Beautiful. Amazing foreground with composition of water lines over the rocks.
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months ago
      Thank you very much, Joanne and thank you for sharing!
  • ButchReinhart
    • Seller
    8 months ago
    Beautiful photographed. Nicely done.
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months ago
      Thank you very much, Butch! Thank you for sharing my picture!
  • Milos Jovanovic
    8 months ago
    Beautiful, Joe! I was drawn into the picture by the magic of those white lines of water backing up through the black rocks so I never even noticed the blurred surfer.
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months ago
      Thank you so much, captainmilos. The ocean was rough and wild on this day. As winter comes Hawaii will have bigger and bigger waves.
  • Marius Radu
    8 months ago
    Nice mix of different tones of blue with a slight layer of pink in the horizon line.
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months ago
      Thank you Marius, only after I posted this picture did I think of you and realize I had put the horizon through the center again! When will I learn? :-)
      • Marius Radu
        7 months ago
        Did not comment about that :-) Sometimes symmetry works :-)
  • Chowdhury
    8 months ago
    Wow Joe, breathtaking. Love it mate.
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months ago
      Thank you very much Chowdhury and thank you so much for sharing my picture!
  • Denise Savage
    8 months ago
    OH wow Joe! This is a brilliant image. Love the water and rocks in the foreground.
  • Michael Flick Photography
    8 months ago
    Fantastic composition. It's drawing me to the horizon :)
  • Kipcio
    8 months ago
    Amazing shot!
    • Joe Lightheart
      7 months ago
      Thank you very much for the like, comments and sharing my picture, Kipcio!
  • eddiem
    8 months ago
    Beautifully done
  • Elenka Smilenova
    • Seller
    8 months ago
    I have the feeling that everything is covered with fine lace of silk
  • tbevan
    8 months ago
    Very nice Joe!
  • Philip_Tranter_Photography
    8 months ago
    Scrolled the image up the page to just below the horizon (where the light water meets the dark water) to isolate the abstract nature of the water flowing and receding and think this makes an image in its own right. Two for the price of one!
    • Joe Lightheart
      8 months ago
      I tried this too and right you are! I'm so stuck on wide open images and worse I've a bad habit of putting my horizon line through the center of the picture! Thank you, Phil!