Ok…time to run another naming contest. Please submit a name for this image and I’ll pick the one I like the best. The winner will get a free print of his/her choice, but you must submit by posting to the blog (umm, that’s for you Mim). Lisa Tormondson, if you’re out there please limit your suggestions to 4 or 5…:)
A little technical background on this image. It was shot at 11am during very high tide and surf, the highest I had actually seen it in over a week. It was also very overcast, and is what drew me into the shot. This shot was SUPER heavily filtered and I knew ahead of time it was going to be a monochrome image. I started with a “Blue/Gold” filter which added some polarization to the image and cut the shutter speed by a stop. I put on top of that 4 stops of neutral density (gray) glass to bring the shutter speeds down to around .5 – 2 seconds. I then used another 2 stops of SPLIT neutral density to bring the sky way down, relative to the rest of the image.
Also, a word of caution about shooting in these conditions. As many of you know, ocean surf comes in “sets” of three typically. But, there exists this other kind of wave, I call it a ROGUE wave. Its not like the others, it catches you off guard, its bigger, and its going to get you and everything NEAR YOU (camera bag, filters, lenses) wet. Just keep this in mind.