Portloe Long Exposure

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    This year I did something that I never normally do - get up stupendously early during my holidays to take a snap of the sunrise. The aim of the exercise was to combine the beauty of the morning colours with an ND110 long exposure. It makes for a rather difficult image to deal with because the dynamic range between the highlights of the sun coming up and the lows in the rocks etc is just too big for a camera to deal with. So I had to fill a fair amount of light, as you can see from the noise in the rocks -- but then since the rocks have an incredibly coarse texture that doesn't matter too much. The shot was taken off Black Rock in Portloe, Cornwall - I usually stay there in the summer holidays and this year was no exception. You are looking out towards Nare Head, the peninsula in the distance.

    Technical - 10mm (Sigma), f8, 120s with B&W ND110. What I like about this shot is the way the rocks have come out in the foreground, I'm quite impressed with the amount of dimensionality that has come through. I wish I could have achieved more contrast with that channel of water and I'm not wild about the very white centre. But hey-ho, not too shabby considering I'd put it on the reject pile and thought I'd just play with it for a bit of fun =)

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    1. Peak_preview 34 months ago | reply

      great colour and movement in the clods, really does draw in your eye, cracking shot!

    2. jenni from the block 34 months ago | reply

      amazing colors...you can even see into the bottom of the body of water in that little craggy area. it was certainly worth getting up for! thanks for posting how you make these incredible shots.

    3. Grazissima 34 months ago | reply

      brilliant capture, Johan.
      tnx for the add
      Enjoy the day

    4. MaTRaCH 34 months ago | reply

      exceptional composition!
      excellent exposure

    5. photography___beth 34 months ago | reply

      Super image! Love it instantly

    6. PentaxPastor 33 months ago | reply

      Very nicely done. I always find myself enjoying your fine work. Thanks for sharing.

    7. SequentialMacro 33 months ago | reply

      Johan, this is very good mate !
      Didn't know you did long exposure mate

    8. John Paul Jones Photography 30 months ago | reply

      Wow hard to say something not already said stunning shot is an under statement

    9. ^-^ BeGo ^-^ 30 months ago | reply

      Magnífica y espectacular toma!!;))

    10. Lenne Pictures 30 months ago | reply

      This is very cool!

    11. Nuno V. 30 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot.

    12. spicros78 30 months ago | reply

      another masterpiece!

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