My favorite image from Porthcawl


GeoffMoore

Link Posted 16/02/2020 - 10:18
Storm Chasing at Porthcawl

Strong stormy weather and difficult lighting conditions made capturing any images at Porthcawl Lighthouse a real challenge. 80+ mph winds, sea spray, rogue waves and a topnotch breakfast at the Pier Point Cafe made the 3am start all worthwhile. Perhaps my favorite image I managed to take and process from storm Ciara



Video footage of the waves crashing against the light house and a few more images.
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 16/02/2020 - 11:00
Superb image Geoff - well worth the effort

...and even better viewed bigger
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HarisF1

Link Posted 16/02/2020 - 11:20
Beautiful capture and very tasteful PP!
All the gear with no idea

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Nigelk

Link Posted 16/02/2020 - 12:26
Nice one! Very dramatic.

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pschlute

Link Posted 16/02/2020 - 14:57
Lovely. Did you add a bit of vignette or is it natural ?
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 17/02/2020 - 00:31
You can almost hear that. Wonderful image.
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richandfleur

Link Posted 17/02/2020 - 06:37
Image is amazing, but I think I would have processed this a bit differently. The Vignette is overpowering for me as is.

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GeoffMoore

Link Posted 17/02/2020 - 11:12
LennyBloke wrote:
Superb image Geoff - well worth the effort ...and even better viewed bigger

Thank you Lenny. Got cold hands more than anything on this, being lashed with sea water was fun to start with
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GeoffMoore

Link Posted 17/02/2020 - 11:12
HarisF1 wrote:
Beautiful capture and very tasteful PP!

Thank you
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GeoffMoore

Link Posted 17/02/2020 - 11:12
Nigelk wrote:
Nice one! Very dramatic.

Thank you.
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GeoffMoore

Link Posted 17/02/2020 - 11:14
pschlute wrote:
Lovely. Did you add a bit of vignette or is it natural ?

Thank you for the comment, pschlute. No, the vignette was added in post. However the lens used does have a noticeable vignette from stock.
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GeoffMoore

Link Posted 17/02/2020 - 11:16
davidwozhere wrote:
You can almost hear that. Wonderful image.

Thank you. It was blowy for sure. At one point, I nearly went over, camera/lens+hood acted like a sail and it took considerable effort to hold on to it and not slip over in the process. Exciting but you realised there are limits. Some folks in said conditions were making their way down to the exposed rocks at low tide! Carrying camera gear in hand!
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GeoffMoore

Link Posted 17/02/2020 - 11:23
richandfleur wrote:
Image is amazing, but I think I would have processed this a bit differently. The Vignette is overpowering for me as is.

Thank you for your comment Richard, one other person has also provided similar feedback, something to keep in mind for the next time.
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derek897

Link Posted 17/02/2020 - 12:26
Cracker of a shot,
Having just attempted my first similar shot, it can be very hit and miss as to whether the weather plays ball and provides the drama,
Well theres no shortage of drama in this.
Pp aside, it's a cracker.
Should be pleased with that one.
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Sry

Link Posted 19/02/2020 - 17:45
Great timing in this one, and the birds add a lot to the image. The vignette is fine by me, but I'm sure none (or less) would work equally well.

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