Believe it or not this is actually the most famous beach in the world- Bondi.
When you think of Bondi Beach these things come to mind- Yellow sand, red and yellow flags, blue sunny skies, a surf lifesaver in red speedoes with a red surf cap scanning the water, then of course the red surf lifesaving ski ready to be taken out to help those in trouble.
My image is everything but these icons but I’ve managed to show a different face of the beach and one I hope you’ll appreciate.
This is Bondi Beach during blue hour when the sounds of the busy day are coming to a decrescendo and the ocean waves begin to drown out the city. Natural channels have been carved out in the rocky landscape for seawater to drain in and out of them with the tides.
This was a three step process:
STEP 1- Luminosity masking- I used 4 different exposures to get the right lighting in different areas of the image because I used both long and short exposures.
STEP 2- Lightroom Preset- I took a single image from result of STEP 1 and used one of my own Lightroom HDR presets. I have a pack of 50 Lightroom presets available for $12.95. We are in the process of creating a store for my items but you can contact me for a pre-sale of the presets using my contact page.
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Sony RX 100 II
4.0, 8.0, 15.0 and 30.0 second exposures
4 images combined in a Luminosity mask
Bondi Beach, Sydney Australia