[Motion Étude #4]

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    EXPLORED!!! Highest position: 49 on Friday, October 16, 2009

    Today I decided to process the first image I captured last weekend. I still have many earlier shots to process but I'm proud
    of my latest works and I want to hear what you think about it.

    I started using my B+W 110 ND a lot, I love its ability of providing the opportunity of long exposures in full daylight.

    I hope to have the opportunity of getting some nice sea long exposures soon, I fell in love with them.
    This would also mean other splendid weekends with Alice, another good reason to do that!

    EF-S 10-22 @ 10 mm ISO 100, f/8, 15&20 secs

    The shot
    Shot saturday late morning, pretty close to Sestri Levante.

    The Processing

    Camera Raw

    - Basic White Balance


    - Merged two exposures (15 and 20 secs), added a gradient mask
    - Rotated the image to make the horizon flat
    - Cropped to remove the 'out of the frame' areas
    - Converted to black and white using Silver Efex Pro
    - Created 6 Overlay layers to adjust light
    - Corrected the distortion in the upper right angle
    - Applied some Gaussian monochromatic noise, then blended it using soft light
    - Added a slight vignette
    - Resized
    - Sharpening (Smart Sharpen + more accurate, rocks only)
    - Framing and signature.

    Take a look at it, LARGE on Black :

    @ You all
    Comments, faves and critiques are always welcomed!

    Let me know what you think about it, my dear friends! Hope you like it!!!

    Joel Tjintjelaar, JannaPham, and 97 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. nicolasgenette [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

      Very nice one, BW treatment, tones, framing, make it dynamic and appealing.

    2. lisaguty  66 months ago | reply

      fantastic photo

    3. Bruce Wayne Photography (Formerly darth_bayne) 66 months ago | reply

      What can I say Luca, brilliant long exposure shot!

    4. followinmybliss 66 months ago | reply

      thank you so much for giving a list of your tricks!
      they've added up to one gorgeous photo!

    5. gigilivorno 66 months ago | reply

      Dei tuoi ultimi due post questa è quella che preferisco. Una long exposure con i fiocchi. Toni di grigio intensi e coinvolgenti!

    6. Rich Baldonado [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

      This shot is really nice. You find the nicest scenes to shoot. Don't you love the ND110!

    7. Flibustier et Cie 66 months ago | reply

      WOWWW Luca your last photos are simply amazing !! J'adore cette derniere série de photos... :D

    8. Hans Zitzler 66 months ago | reply

      wow ... I am impressed ..... fine art!
      very well done my friend!
      an awesome masterpiece dear Luca!!!

    9. Olli Malmivaara Photography 66 months ago | reply

      I just simply love this photo.

    10. justfordream 66 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called jusTfordrEAM, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. Stitch 66 months ago | reply

      Out of this world and awesome shot. Your post process is perfect i can't really add to it.

    12. Isabella_ll 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called I just like it... because I do!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. Will Shieh 65 months ago | reply

      love the long exposure. i am tempted to composed the big rock little more to the left. just my opinion.

    14. Andrea Cucconi 63 months ago | reply

      complimenti, le tue foto mi piacciono molto!

    15. Needs a hug 51 months ago | reply

      totally remarkable!

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