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Golden Gardens Park Rocks - Seattle | by anadelmann
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Golden Gardens Park Rocks - Seattle

I was looking forward to go out with xinapray to do some early morning low-light shooting. We went out to Golden Gardens Park, in Seattle, WA, when it was still quite dark, found a nice spot on the beach and had to realize that there won’t be any beautiful sunrise that day. I believe I was still able to learn a lot.


Some additional remarks:

-I would like to tell you that this is straight out of camera but I had to correct a 3 degree tilt (using a tripod – how embarrassing),

-I had to crop quite significantly to get a composition I like,

-I worked on quite some layers on the curves to get the light and the contrast the way I want it (and to further reduce the noise of a 30 sec exposure)

-I felt I needed to do a b/w conversion.

-Thanks for the use of the ND-filter, Ray (it really helped a lot)


I hope you like it (and the two other versions of that morning too).


For a better version of the same rocks I suggest having a look at Ray’s Swirls taken that same morning.


These photos are for you, Ray!


Please consider having a look in Large and on Black

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Taken on February 14, 2009