The Approaching Storm

© Dennis A. Chamberlain

The Approaching Storm

Jill Odice level-classic 2/17/2006 11:49:13 PM

This is dramatic! Beautiful shot, I love how the waves seem to be rushing right towards you :-) #394259

Andrea W. Hedgepeth 2/18/2006 12:14:13 AM

WOW! Gorgeous! #2432637

Janine Russell level-classic 2/18/2006 12:22:38 AM

Dennis, great detail, composition, colors and lighting. #2432652

John Matthews level-classic 2/18/2006 1:36:54 AM

fantastic shot Dennis, like the rush of the sea, comes right out to you... #2432711

Roger Bernabo 2/18/2006 1:42:02 AM

Very nice Dennis... love the cloud adding strength and drama to your image! #2432727

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic 2/18/2006 1:43:16 AM

Very dramatic sky and very peaceful and calming image. Beautiful. Kerby #2432730

Carla Metzler 2/18/2006 1:54:57 AM

Beautiful dramatic image, Dennis! #2432763

Jeff Robinson level-classic 2/18/2006 4:59:07 AM

Exceptional work Dennis! Jeff #2433051

Karen Slagle level-classic 2/18/2006 6:40:08 AM

Super image - I agree that storms are the best time to shoot. #2433558

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 2/18/2006 7:35:06 AM

Beautiful coastal scene, great lighting and so dramatic! #2433738

Kathleen Clemons 2/18/2006 6:31:32 PM

Wonderful work, Dennis. #2435502

bob cornelison 3/22/2006 4:45:59 PM

Congrats on this dramatic shot!
~:O) #2563953

Corinne M. Thompson 3/22/2006 10:31:35 PM

Congrats on your Finalist! #2565137

Stefan G 3/23/2006 10:20:11 PM

Lovely dramatic seascape! Congratulations! #2569102

Janine Russell level-classic 3/26/2006 9:39:37 PM

Dennis, congratulations on your Second Place win. #2578383

Life Expressions level-classic 3/27/2006 5:52:05 AM

Congratulations on your win, Dennis! #2579814

Donna W. Neal level-classic 3/27/2006 8:30:47 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved win Dennis #2580321

Cathy M. Gromball level-classic 3/27/2006 10:23:40 AM

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Dennis!

Cathy :) #2580655

Martin Witt level-classic 3/27/2006 2:58:43 PM

Congrats Dennis! Excellent light and color. #2581536

Corinne M. Thompson level-classic 3/27/2006 4:28:10 PM

Congrats on capturing Second Place! #2581760

Evy Johansen level-classic 3/27/2006 11:35:03 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful win, Dennis!! #2582580

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 3/28/2006 12:15:18 PM

Very nice, congratulations! #2584712

Pu Chen 3/28/2006 2:31:05 PM

Gorgeous capture, Dennis! Love those waves! Congratulations! #2585072

Dennis A. Chamberlain 3/29/2006 11:20:28 AM

Many thanks to everyone for the kind comments. #2587909

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 4/7/2006 1:43:59 AM

Dennis, Fabulous shot and perfect exposure !! Tell me : 1) for this shot did you take the reading after the filter was inserted or before and 2) did you expose the sky or the foreground ? do you remember the final exposure reading.
For me it will be a dream to take a photo even close to this and very soon I am going to a coastal area in monsoon time, your inputs may help me.

Dennis A. Chamberlain 4/7/2006 11:53:59 AM

Ujjwal, I always meter a midtone area in the foreground first. Since the sand was just a little lighter than midtone, I think I added 1/2 stop to the meter reading. I then metered the sky (the darker part of the clouds) to find the difference in exposure. I found that the 2 stop grad ND filter was enough to bring the difference within a range where the sensor can handle it. You generally don't want to have more than a two stop difference between sky and foreground. I set the camera to "M" mode (totally manual) and used the meter readings from the foreground, inserted the filter and took the shot. You must set the camera to "M" mode to prevent the settings from changing when you press the shutter. The aperture was f22. I forgot the resulting shutter speed. It was probably about 1/4 second. #2619239

April McPherson 6/20/2007 6:54:25 AM

Congrats! Beautiful picture! Very relaxing.. makes me want to visit the beach so much more! #4416095

Cynthia L. Deters 9/21/2007 10:04:24 PM

Great photo! Wonderful capture! #4825330

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It was a strange day at the coast. I knew I was about to witness a dramatic sunset, but it began to rain. After waiting several minutes with my equipment under my umbrella, the rain stopped. I got several shots from this location. I hope the stormy weather continues. It's the best time to be out shooting. I used a 2 stop Cokin grad ND filter to keep the sky from overexposing.

Uploaded on 2/17/2006 11:32:07 PM All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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