Sydney Coastline Images

March 12th, 2009 at 3:59pm

While waiting for the impending birth of our first child I thought I would dig up an image I took on my last trip to Sydney, New South Wales. Taken on one of Sydney many rocking coastlines this image is a stitched image with each image I waited for the wave to crash along the rock ledge so when it was stitched it would show each section of the rock shelf with one of the waves that crashed against the rock ledge leading into the dark depths of the Pacific Ocean.

Hope you enjoy the image. It is for sale as a Limited Edition Print under the Australian section of the main site


  1. It’s a well thought out concept and you pulled it off nicely. A great one for the portfolio, mate.

  2. Great concept for stitching. I know that stitching could be difficult with rollings waves but you’ve done very good job. It looks absolutely fantastic.

  3. This is a great shot! I love the water crashing over the rocks – great timing!

  4. I’m not sure how much processing you use on your photos but this one is really gorgeous. Do you go on little (or big) photography expeditions often? I definitely need to travel around Australia, it has so much more to often than I realised :)

  5. @Kate
    As with shooting in raw format there is always some level of processing. Usually this involves some lab color adjustment, curves and sharpening at the end. This image from memory was a 4, 5 or 6 image stitch. But I took close to 40 images to catch the waves at the right time. Selecting the right images to stitch so all the waves would be present was an all day job. So many image combinations before I found one I like. With the sky I used a ND soft grad tilted to the left and above the rock shelf.
    Glad you like the image.

  6. Hey Neal

    I recognise this place ;-)

    Nice job with the concept and execution. Lovely image.


  7. I knew you would Brent. This was the visit I was telling you about taken around 2-3pm in the day the day after our visit. The evening produced a stunning sunset one of the best I have seen.

  8. Really really nice job Neal. Surely would look great on 60 walls !!!!


  9. Nice image, great job with the stitching. I was wondering what program you used and approximately how long it took to stitch. Can’t have been easy with the waves.


  10. Beautiful shot! I wish I had the patience to do panoramas like this. They must look good printed on canvas.

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