Bury the Hatchet

bury the hatchet

Quick collab post I did a while back with UK photographer Dan Whitaker. Thought it was appropriate today! Here's a link to the unedited version of this photo - I took certain liberties to fill in the wave :)

Dan Whitaker used a digital light-wand to create the waves here back in 2013. This was a few years before the pixel-stick came out, and Dan had used Michael Ross's tutorial to help him create it.

Texas-based photographer/light-artist Michael Ross was the original inventor to this tech, it's crazy to see his idea so wide-spread these days! I think people should know that he was the original inventor of this tech tool.

Happy Independence Day!

It's 5 o'clock somewhere.

Location: Malibu, CA / Settings: (Composite) Light art at F8, ISO 100, 128 seconds, Wave at F4, ISO 1600, 10 seconds.

Info on how this shot was created:

Gear: Canon 6D24-70mm LensManfrotto TripodRemote Shutter-release and Canon 600ex Speedlite.

Originally, I was standing where the mug is pictured, trying to figure out where to frame the shot so it would capture the coastline.. That was when the spray from a large wave hit me from behind.

They say 'Never turn your back on the Sea' and that was the first thing that came to mind after getting soaked. Luckily, the spray hit me and not my camera gear - and that's what gave me this idea for the shot.

Cheers to the Sea - you always win.