The Rock I Love to Hate
A place called Ebisu iwa near Yoichi, Hokkaido, Japan https://www.town.yoichi.hokkaido.jp/machi/syoukai/bunnkazai-ebisudaikoku.html
I visited this place on consecutive years during the winters of 2019 & 2020. In theory it's a nice photography spot because there's a view from above on the road and then a way down to the beach to an eye level view. It's quite an imposing rock when viewed up close and that's what attracts me to it. I did better this year than last year (fortunately it was high tide), but still it's not quite what I want. I don't think I'll be going back anytime soon....
Nikon Z7, Nikon 58mm f/1.4 lens, 30 sec, f/7.1
Incredible texture! I have been there twice - once in the fall and once in the winter. Tides and time of day are key to this location. Looks like you had a nice stormy day for this one.
Makes me want to do some reprocessing.........
It's an impressive formation and very unique! I think your image looks good.
In the original RAW file, is there detail on the snow the covers the top of the rock itself? Also, did you mask the sky and work on it?
With the snow in the foreground, it makes for a difficult to compose situation, at least from a tonal distribution perspective. Do you have other perspectives from this location?
When zoomed out there is little detail in the snow despite it not being blown out. When zoomed in at 100% (I reduced the size before posting) there is some granular detail but cannot be seen in the normal view.
Yes I worked on the sky extensively - too much in fact so it's not great. I inverted the sky and then darkened further and then applied a gradient.
I do have other views but they don't portray the weight of the rock and/or there's something in the composition that bugs me for each.
As I said - it's the rock I love to hate 🙂