A Cape Town Camps Bay tagged image from photographer – Billy Wilson Photography as published on Flickr.
Pancake Point Waves
Image by Billy Wilson Photography
© Billy Wilson 2010
A shot of the waves going between the rocks at Pancake Point. This shot was taken during the third evening of my trip.
About the Photo
*Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS *Lens: EF-S 18-55mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS *Shutter Speed: 4.0 Sec. *Aperture Value: ƒ/22 *ISO: 100 *Focal Length: 18mm (28.8mm Equivalent in 35mm Film)
I shot this on a tripod using mirror lockup and a remote switch. I used a polarizing filter and a 4X4" Tiffen graduated neutral density 0.6 soft edge filter to darken the upper third of the image to help balance the exposure. I stood to the right of the camera to prevent the sun from causing reflections on this filter combination.
I opened the RAW file when I got back to the camp site in ACR and I did some basic colour and exposure adjustments. I opened the RAW file in CS4 and saved it as a 16 bit TIFF file. I used healing tools to remove dust spots. I move the rocks around slightly using the cloning tool to improve the composition. I used the dodge tool to make the water inbetween the rocks stand out more. I also dodged and burned the rocks to give them a more contrasty look. I also used the sponge tool to saturate the green moss on the rock to the right of the frame. I also added a high pass filter on a layer set to overlay to sharpen the image before I saved as a 16 bit TIFF, converted to sRGB colourspace, and saved as a JPEG to upload to the internet.
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