Incoming wave

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 18 October 2016 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Perhaps my favorite shot at Driftwood Beach. It shows the power of infrared, as the the shot was taken in the middle of a sunny afternoon.

SONY NEX-C3 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

Welcome to all. I began blogging Retained-Images in 2004 at It is gone now.

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique. )

18 Oct 2016 5:35am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Artistic composition and the b&w is superb.

18 Oct 2016 5:46am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Superbe composition

18 Oct 2016 6:42am

kerrfoa from Rennes, France

Sublime photo en noir et blanc

18 Oct 2016 6:48am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb image !

18 Oct 2016 7:33am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

How wonderfully stark the IR makes this to be !

18 Oct 2016 7:41am

Anne from France


18 Oct 2016 8:17am

@Anne: thanks for the nice comment

Frances from Boston, United States

Everything about this image is superb. A fabulous scene in B/W.

18 Oct 2016 9:30am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

The tree looks very strong. Superb !

18 Oct 2016 9:59am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

beautiful tonal range

18 Oct 2016 10:11am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Wow.. lovely capture and post processing. And perfect timing also - the wave has just hit the tree !!

18 Oct 2016 10:11am

jean pierre a from France

tres belle compo!! amitiés

18 Oct 2016 11:19am

Devi from Chennai, India

i love the way the waves are breaking here near the tree...constant motion of the waves...the tree might collapse soon !
Superb B&W shot !

18 Oct 2016 1:47pm

Don from Spokane, United States

It's a fine image. I like the quality of the black and white image. The infrared does wonders as it achieves an image.

18 Oct 2016 3:35pm

Monik from PARIS, France


18 Oct 2016 4:15pm

Shahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

well done indeed

18 Oct 2016 5:18pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States


18 Oct 2016 5:41pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A well-framed view that takes in many eye-catching elements that are maximized by your IR processing!!
I am always mesmerized by IR imagery and debate whether to take a dive into it. You make it quite tempting.

18 Oct 2016 6:28pm

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

Your images bring this tree back to life.

18 Oct 2016 7:58pm

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Fine IR photo. Great composition, superb detail and excellent tonal range. I am contemplating adding an IR filter to my gear bag.

19 Oct 2016 2:26am

@Darkelf Photography: Good luck with your filter. Some have success with that technology. I have a camera that has been modified to tale only IR filters, and I think it was worth the expense. Feel free to ccntact me if you have any issues you want to discuss.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Harry, this is absolutely terrific. One of my very favorite of yours. Well done!

19 Oct 2016 4:50am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

How beautiful the wave catches the trunk, very nice ir image.

19 Oct 2016 10:18am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Nice mood...

19 Oct 2016 12:06pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bel effet

19 Oct 2016 2:01pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and Congrats on the Spotlight with this IR presentation image

19 Oct 2016 3:42pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

...and Congratulations on yhe Spotlight !

19 Oct 2016 4:14pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

19 Oct 2016 5:02pm

Ehsan Hemmati from Kermanshah, Iran

Great Shot!


19 Oct 2016 5:19pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

COngratulations on your well deserved SPOTLIGHT!!!!!!

19 Oct 2016 5:32pm

ceteceva from Angers, France

Congratulations on your spotlight !
L'impression de mouvement avec les vagues et comme si le vent poussait l'arbre et les nuages, tout cela donne une ambiance superbe à cette photo !

19 Oct 2016 7:10pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran


19 Oct 2016 9:08pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight Harry! This is spectacular!

19 Oct 2016 9:18pm

Frances from Boston, United States

Congratulations Harry on a well deserved spotlight.

19 Oct 2016 9:38pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

Congratulations .... definitely a winner!!

19 Oct 2016 11:07pm

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Congrats Harry for this Spotlight

20 Oct 2016 7:51am

Anita B. from Bretagne, France

Magnifique. Bravo

20 Oct 2016 11:01am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


20 Oct 2016 11:48am

jean pierre a from France

bravo pour le spot!! amitiés

20 Oct 2016 3:42pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great b&w, congrats on the spotlight. :-)

20 Oct 2016 6:49pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Bravo pour ton spot. )

21 Oct 2016 6:15am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Extra !

21 Oct 2016 8:26am

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Congratulations! Beautiful!!!!

21 Oct 2016 9:06pm

Chrysalide from anglet, France


22 Oct 2016 9:58am

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Incroyable endroit pour cette ... rencontre !

22 Oct 2016 12:00pm

Linda Candilas from Cameron Park, United States

Congratulations on your Spotlight.:))

23 Oct 2016 7:16am

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

Stunning drama of tones and contrasting stillness and action. Beautiful.

23 Oct 2016 8:41am

JCJ from Troyes, France

superbe cet arbre surgit de nulle part

23 Oct 2016 3:23pm



23 Oct 2016 4:51pm

Colin from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

An outstanding image! Wonderful tones and contrast

30 Dec 2016 12:10pm

alyriza from tehran, Iran


13 Jan 2017 4:16pm

You Know Me from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Great use of black and white!

27 Jan 2017 3:12pm

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