Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth

Shark Fin Cove – Turbulence


Normally I don’t do smaller shots like this but I wanted to show the enormity of the scene at Shark Fin Cove in a more impactful way, so out came the zoom.

My 28-300mm was very handy in this shot, and at 100m, a nice sweet spot on this lens.  While long exposures seem to be all the rage, I didn’t think a long exposure’s softness would tell the story I wanted which is power and turbulence at its fullest, so I set my shutter speed to 1/1000s to stop the action and used the vibration reduction switch on my lens.

To polish the image I used Topaz Clarity and some levels in photoshop but honestly, I didn’t do too much with this.  I didn’t want to take away from the scene and it seems like anything else would’ve muddied the waters (so to speak) in this case.  🙂

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Journey of a Body on this Earth

64 thoughts on “Shark Fin Cove – Turbulence

  1. Wow, this is just beautiful! Frame it.

  2. West Coast waves beat East Coast waves anytime…

  3. wow oh wow! What a beautiful shot!

  4. Beautiful. You certainly captured the force of the landscape.

  5. This picture is crazy good.

  6. Reblogged this on My Choice and commented:
    Just Beautiful!!!

  7. Great shot and very wise choice on high shutter speed. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should 😀😀 and of course you knew that !!

  8. Quite nice and I agree with your thought process on this.

    • Thanks much Robert. I’m going back for a sunset next week weather permitting. I’ll stay above though. You’ll see the views once I start working on the other pics I took.

  9. It’s really getting boring to visit your blog and read all the glowing comments on each and every image you post. Don’t you ever do anything where we could say, “that was ok, nothing special”? I can’t think of any other superlatives that haven’t been thrown at you on this except that I think all your decisions were spot on. Perfect. Powerful. And I am in the majority when I say I love it.

    • Oh Emilio. This response made me smile! Thank you SO much for all the support and wonderful things you say about my photos. ❤️❤️😀. It helps to have such fantastic places to shoot!

      • I agree. I used to hate where I lived because I wasn’t aware of the beauty all around me. Now I can’t wait for the weekends so we can get out and explore each week. My love affair started just within this past year, really. I think when I bought my Fuji camera it just reawakened my senses.

  10. What an incredible power shot! Wow, Laura!

  11. Love it Laura! I actually find it quite hard to get a good long exposure with a long lens in gusty weather. I think this packs some punch 🙂

    • Thanks so much Sarah. I think an LE wouldn’t have done this place justice for this kind of shot. Maybe if there was a fabulous sunset. I rather liked the punch as you call it! 🙂

  12. Laura, I found your website today, and it is gorgeous! I particularly like the categories where one may search for specifics and be tempted to buy. I say tempted because I am trying not to spend money for anything right now–long story here.

    Let me tell you one thing that stopped me in my tracks and that was the tutorial section. What a spectacular addition.

    Just a “heads up” I could not contact you privately through the CONTACT link. It could be my slow connection or it might be that my eyes are not able to see where to type what.

    Keep up the good work and maybe I will gradually learn what I need to know to search your beautiful site.

    • Hello Beth. Thank you so much for your kind words!

      I’m not sure why you can’t contact me via the link but here’s my email address in case you’d like to: I just tried it and it seems fine so maybe it was just a glitch.

      Hope you have a great day and thank you again. I really appreciate it. 🙂

  13. I’m glad for you it was more cove than shark

  14. Great posts on Shark Fin Cove, Laura. Yet another place I didn’t know about even though we have driven by it a couple times. Looking forward to the next post.

    • Thanks so much Robin. I’m enjoying discovering these amazing places that have only been revealed to me because I take photos! It’s brought Mother Nature much closer to me than before. I have another picture waiting in the wings…. And that is a bit of foreshadowing! 🙂

  15. Sounds great. I’ll be looking for it.

  16. There is turbulence, but also stability and the green vegetation manages to grow in spite of the turbulence. Interesting contrasts. A lot going on here! Kinda like life. Beautiful!

  17. This is a really cool shot. I like the power of the waves in the background coupled with the gentle, calming nature of the water in the foreground on the right. Great balance.

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