Monday 28 April 2014

Gonubie Rocks

Hey everyone! I just returned from a family holiday to the Wild Coast region of South Africa. We visited family in the quaint seaside town of Gonubie, a few kilometers outside East London in the Eastern Cape province. Due to the focus on family time and some ghastly weather for a couple of days I was only able to get round to shooting some seascapes on our last afternoon. 

Light was promising initially, but fizzled out just as it was about to peak with clouds moving over the horizon in the West. This was taken into the East over the Indian Ocean. It's comprised of a blend of 2 exposures using the grad tool in Adobe Photoshop CC (plus some further tweaks with Nik Color Efex 4).

I went for a composition where the sky and land sort-of mirror each other, and I also got the last of the promising light on the yonder cumulus clouds.

Nikon D800
Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8 @ 14mm
f16  |  ISO-50

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I hope you enjoy this one. Have a lovely day, and thanks as always for stopping by!

Morkel Erasmus


  1. Nice pic..
    Did you use any filter.. and wat was the Shutter speed..?
    Vishwanath, India

    1. Hi Vishwanath - I didn't use any filters here. I didn't include the shutter speed here as I blended together 2 exposures here. Shutter speeds were in the region of 3 to 6 seconds.