These photographs below are hand held captures, in early light, using long exposures together with a movement of the camera. This technique has the effect of conveying much of the motion of light and water which is iconic of the ocean’s edge. The result is a painterly effect, captured in camera, without the help of Photoshop.
The Sydney Beaches Project: Every photograph in this series is captured on traditional photographic film (Velvia 50) using either a Mamiya7II or Horseman SW612 film camera.
I was asked how much I “tweaked” my images to get the intense colours which appear in some of my photographs. Here is a ‘before’ and ‘after’, so you can see for yourself. The answer is I don’t tweak much at all. Here's how I do it...
The Mamiya 7II is a medium format rangefinder camera system. A film camera with exceptional optics & simplicity of use. A perfect camera for landscape and art photography.