Sea Cliffs

Wishing you a happy holiday and a wonderful 2016!

One of the magical places we photograph during our “Seeing The Light” Workshop in Hawaii, is the majestic sea cliffs.  My understanding is these are the tallest sea cliffs in the world. It is amazing to see the transformation of this scene as the sun rises. These two images were made just 15 minutes apart. The top image was made using a Singh-Ray Mor-Slo filter which allowed me to smooth out the rough surf.  For the image below, I removed the filter to include the waves as another element in the frame. Receive a 10% discount on Singh-Ray filters by using the code BARCLAY10 at checkout.

If you’d like to join us in Hawaii for the 2016 “Seeing The Light” workshop send me an email and I will add you to the list!  We are working to update the web page with the details about the 2016 event. That should be done before the end of the year. In the meantime, you can see the details for the same 2015 event by clicking here.    



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  1. Tom Singleton December 22, 2015 at 9:28 am #

    Hi John, both versions are lovely. I have a question, I have the 15 stop and the var ND from Singh Ray. What would be the next filter you would suggest for my tool kit?

  2. JB December 22, 2015 at 11:31 am #

    Well, I have the 5 and 10 stop Mor-Slo in my kit but don’t have the 15. I find that I don’t always want such long exposures and the 15 will almost ALWAYS yield minutes. So it depends on what your objective is I guess. Cole Thompson has 3,5,10 and vari-ND so he can dial in just about anything he needs. Yes, he will get vignetting but he deals with that in post with cropping.

    • Tom Singleton December 22, 2015 at 11:56 am #

      Many thanks! Happy Holidays!

      • JB December 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

        You’re welcome

  3. Jeanne December 22, 2015 at 11:58 am #

    Merry Christmas to you and yours. Beautiful pictures!

    • JB December 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

      Thank you.

  4. Rich Lewis December 22, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

    May you and your familiy have a most Merry Christmas and Happy New Year John

    • JB December 22, 2015 at 7:46 pm #

      Thank you Rich. And to you as well.

  5. ellery December 23, 2015 at 3:53 pm #

    Wonderful images JB!

    We wish you, Cathy, grandmom Betty, and the rest of the mishbucha (family) a wonderful, happy and healthy Christmas and New Year.

  6. Stephan Dietrich December 24, 2015 at 4:51 am #

    Amazing what 15 minutes will bring! Great images and examples of with and without the Mor-Slo! The Vari-ND is awesome as well! The Photo Tool Box and options available to deliver what we visualize in the images we wish to obtain or ability to respond to the moment and know what to pull out of the Tool Box. There’s the magic of post-work and there’s the challenge in creating and capturing in the field…

    Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year 2016! Best wishes to you and yours JB and all!

  7. Howard Grill December 24, 2015 at 1:54 pm #

    Wow…that is magical!!!!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    • JB December 24, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

      Thank you! And to you.

  8. Carla December 29, 2015 at 6:49 pm #

    Still was my favorite spot!! Happy New Year to you!!!

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