Photography

What Lies Beneath


This continues our Series of shots from under Piers in California. We love exploring the dark underside to capture the colours and surprises which abound. This was during a shoot with a great East Coast Photographer, Jerry Denham. We sought refuge under the Pier at Pacific Beach in California during a torrential downpour….only to find even more beauty!

We set up tripods and put Neutral Density Filters on our lenses to allow long shutter speeds. This allows the on rushing waves to get smokey and dreamy. Here we wanted to have this Kelp as a focus point. The trick was to capture the outrush of the waves to draw the eye to the inrush of the waves….they  were huge and  we got soaked!

All in a days work!

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12 responses

  1. Love it!!! The kelp really adds to the picture along with the out going surge. 1st class and worth the soaking

    March 7, 2012 at 11:52 pm

  2. Just curious… For this type of photo what ND gradient were you using? Maybe total gradient, if you were using multiple filters. Oh, what kind of filters: Lee or Cokin or ???

    I use Cokin because I can afford them. The Lee filters….not so much for me…due to $$s.

    March 8, 2012 at 12:33 am

  3. That couldn’t have been easy, timing-wise, but you did a great job. Way to keep looking around for new, interesting compositions!

    March 8, 2012 at 3:37 am

  4. Great POV

    March 8, 2012 at 9:38 am

  5. Haven’t seen kelp look so interesting, I believe. Good capture.

    March 8, 2012 at 11:11 am

  6. Is it just me, or does the perspective of this image make that think look GIANT! Purdy cool.

    March 8, 2012 at 1:21 pm

  7. Patricia Riveroll

    I enjoy your photographs so much. They are all so different and unique.

    Many thanks.

    March 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm

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