This shot was taken a couple of weeks ago while staying in the tourist town of Margaret River, in the heart of Western Australias premium wine region. While spectacular during summer with warm weather, stunning beaches and plenty of outdoor activities to participate in, Winter down south can be just as rewarding.
This photograph was shot in-between storm fonts coming in on a cold and windy Saturday afternoon at Caves Rock. I set the graduated neutral density filter to 4 stops in order to allow the sea to get that milky smooth effect with the water blurring with the slowed shutter-speed.
The shot did cost me a dry pair of pants as i danced too close to the surging tides and almost cost me a drenched Canon 5D MKIII as i hoisted the tripod above my head just in time.
Post production in photoshop included cooling down the colour temperature of the RAW file to give it the cool blue tones as well as upping the contrast to allow the jetty to silhouette against the background. Using Nik Softare Viveza filter i have highlighted the ocean infront of the jetty to bring out the "white water" and emphasize it's smoothness.
Chris Bishop professional commercial, landscape & travel photographer based in Perth, Western Australia.