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Tidal Tentacles

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 23 July 2018 in Landscape & Rural.


Today's seascape also comes from Mornington Peninsula in Australia. This stretch of the southern coast has amazing little bays with rocks and cliffs shaped by erosion into fantastic formations. Bays are all tide depended as well. At low tide one could actually walk out all the way out to the arch that you can see just below the horizon.

Bridgewater Bay was one of the first places to visit when we arrived. We could not get down to the water level because of high tide and swell. Instead, I looked around for a higher vantage point from where I could photograph the flow of the waves as they were reaching all the way in towards the cliffs.

Then it was just a matter of catching a good wave and getting the shutter speed right for the motion effect that I was after. I did not want the milky water in this instance as I wanted to retain the dynamic feeling that I remembered standing there. I also like the detail and texture of the water and especially the "tentacles" reaching right under my position in the foreground.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 4 seconds F/11.0 ISO 400 16 mm

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