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Appearance of Light by pheelfresh Appearance of Light by pheelfresh
Appearance of Light

First day of winter by the beach

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Location: Røsholmstranda, Norway
Date: November 11th, 2007
Light Conditions: Sunny
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Camera: Canon EOS 5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40 f/4L USM
Focal Length: 17 mm
Flash: --
Flash Mode: --

Shutter Speed: 1/10 sec, 1/30 sec
Aperture: 14.0
ISO: 100

Panorama: --
Tonemapping: --

Tripod: Manfrotto 055PROB
Tripod Head: Manfrotto 488RC2

Filters:
- Cokin Z-Pro Z121S ND Grad (ND8)

Winter came today.

Driving in horrifyingly slippery conditions was a test, but I arrived at the beach and started looking around. I was really drawn to the early thin layer of ice which reflected the light beautifully. All those textures just lighting up.

I set up at this particular location and waited for the sun to get low. Thankfully, there was an open slit in the clouds that allowed the "sunstar" to appear.

Cloned out a flare in this one. Adjusted barrel distortion as best as possible. Selective curves adjustment. Vibrance and clarity increase. Saturation gain. Sharpened for web.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that this is a two shot blend using this technique with a 1/10 second and a 1/30 second exposure (for the sky). EXIF info shows the slowest exposure.

Thanks for looking.
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:iconabdohad:
AbdoHad Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice lovely shot!
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:icontorsten85:
Torsten85 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
brilliant job!! I LOve it!! :D ;O
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:iconlazysummerday:
lazysummerday Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
simply amazing
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:iconplbeaulieu:
plbeaulieu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
very great shot, Nice color, light reflection on the rock, the ice texture and color, Wow , but why the horizon is not horizontal ?

:+fav:
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007   Photographer
Thank you. The horizon is tilted here because I was sloppy when correcting the barrel distortion created by the lens. I have another version of this shot where the horizon is perfectly level. Just haven't changed it yet. Sloppy of me :)
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:iconplbeaulieu:
plbeaulieu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
no matter
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:iconrebecasaray:
RebecaSaray Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007  Professional Photographer
:heart: i love this one
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconevamcdermott:
EvaMcDermott Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Professional Photographer
Inspiring!
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007   Photographer
Much appreciated Eva :)
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:iconjameshackland:
JamesHackland Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007   Photographer
You have been featured [link]
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
Featured in my journal [link]

Hope that's OK
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:iconsilentseaa:
silentseaa Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
gorgeous -- i love the colours.
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007   Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconduckmiesta:
duckmiesta Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007   Photographer
Everything is in this, quality, composistion, good foreground and background, brilliant.. :+fav: :)
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007   Photographer
Thank you my friend.
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:iconsphinx000514:
sphinx000514 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007   Photographer
amazing
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007   Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconpedrofuentes80:
pedrofuentes80 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
Nydelig bilde! Og teknisk meget imponerende.
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007   Photographer
Tusen takk. Settes pris på.
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:iconkirliancamera:
KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Professional Photographer
this is just beautiful :D
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007   Photographer
Thank you mate. Glad you like it.
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:iconheatherwaller-rivet:
HeatherWaller-Rivet Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007  Professional Photographer
You have been featured in my journal:heart:[link]
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007   Photographer
Thank you my friend. Deeply appreciated.
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:iconheatherwaller-rivet:
HeatherWaller-Rivet Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Professional Photographer
most welcome:heart:
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:iconbamako:
bamako Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
Superb. The light on the rocks adds that extra element that makes this work so well. Do you keep the same focus point for each shot, the DOF seems to be greater than f14 would produce?
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007   Photographer
f/14 is capable of pretty great DOF actually. You have to focus on the right spot in your image. In the large sized image though, the far away items are less sharp, but it's not that bad. I could have focused on two separate spots to gain even more sharpness as well. I do that sometimes. The focus here is about in the middle. On the snow/ice rim.

Thank you.
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:iconbamako:
bamako Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Thanks very much for the reply :)
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:iconalireza1:
alireza1 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful shot. well composed and post processed. :clap:
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007   Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconelgaris:
Elgaris Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful :)
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007   Photographer
:thanks:
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:iconelgaris:
Elgaris Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome!
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
Wonderful work Anders, the rim light on the foreground boulders is superb.

Simply and beautifully composed, this works so well.

It's strange to imagine such cold, it's still around 22º here and there's not a cloud in the sky (which annoys me a lot as today is my one day of the week for photography :-()

One of your best mate, a fine photograph
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007   Photographer
I set up my rig on this composition and waited for the sun to reach the opening beneath the dark cloud. Thankfully it didn't close and I was able to shoot it without too much flare.

I wish it wasn't this cold though. 22 degrees sounds pretty nice to me right now.

Thank you Andy.
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
You're welcome mate, it's a wonderful wonderful shot. I've never had the chance to shoot this kind of landscape and would love to some day.
Next month I'm going to be in the Amazon, which is about as far as you can get from this kind of landscape I guess :-)
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007   Photographer
Yes indeed. Hot and humid. Totally different from here where it's cold and dry hehe.
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:iconmich2211:
Mich2211 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007   Photographer
Wow!! Awesome shot!! I love the light :D
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007   Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconrazrblck:
razrblck Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
Wonderful shot ;)
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007   Photographer
Thanks bud.
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:iconblandboy-snap:
BlandBoy-SNAP Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
very nice... how do you avoid lens flare when shooting the sun though? and how do you stop the sun from being completely burnt out?
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007   Photographer
The flare can't be avoided, especially with such a wide angle, but as the sun gets low you wont get as much flare. I cloned out a couple of small flares in the middle of the frame. Easy.

Also, I forgot to mention that this is a two shot blend using this technique with a 1/10 second and a 1/30 second exposure (for the sky). EXIF info shows the slowest exposure. I've updated the artist comments now.
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:iconblandboy-snap:
BlandBoy-SNAP Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
ahh rite... ill have to do more seperate exposures instead of processing dark raw files :) thank you
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007   Photographer
No problem. Even with dark grad filters, it's nearly impossible blowing out the highlights in the sky while keeping some foreground detail. This is especially true when shooting directly into the sunset/sunrise.
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:iconblandboy-snap:
BlandBoy-SNAP Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
can you get just as good results with combining exposures as using an ND grad do you think?
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007   Photographer
Yes, sometimes better results because you're able to control the graduation perfectly in for example Photoshop.
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:iconblandboy-snap:
BlandBoy-SNAP Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
yeah i suppose so actually... i was gonna buy a set but at 70 quid i may as well learn the photoshop method properly first.
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007   Photographer
Yeah I agree. It's got a lot to do with personal preference too. How you like to work with your images. If you're good using Photoshop, it's fairly easy and quick blending two photos (or even more).
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007   Photographer
"this technique" can be found here: [link]
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