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Armed with new knowledge (thanks to all who gave advice on my last upload) I was back to the beach late this afternoon.

This is the result of merging two images - one exposed for the beach and the other exposed for the sky. Tripod mounted with ND8 neutral density filter.

Sand and cliffs: ISO100, 2 sec, F/9
Sky and sea: ISO100, 2 sec, F/16

RAW images processed with Digital Photo Professional, saved as TIFFs and merged/tweaked in PSP X2.

A big thank you to those who critiqued previous photo: link

Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:Canon @ 18mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Exposure x2 Back at Back Beach
Username:SteveNZ SteveNZ
Uploaded:26 Apr 2010 - 11:59 AM
Tags:Beach, Clouds, Colours, Double, Exposures, General, Landscape / travel, Long exposure, Ocean, Sunset, Tasman sea, Water
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mgraj
mgraj  6 India
26 Apr 2010 - 12:03 PM

Good work . well done !

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ripleysalien
26 Apr 2010 - 12:19 PM

Nice colours, my kinda shot, good stuff

Steve

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Jalapeno
Jalapeno  4127 forum posts Iceland2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2010 - 1:22 PM

such a shame cannot see it large! well done!

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angej
angej  9477 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 - 1:29 PM

Hi Steve,
Nicely done although a little blurred due to the 2 exposures being merged no doubt.
You would have got the same effect if not better if you had used only one exposure at F22, used the ND8 filter to hold back the sky and come nearer to the water to capture a bit more of the incoming wave.

Hope this helps and you don't mind me saying.
Ange

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SteveNZ
SteveNZ  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2010 - 1:31 PM


Quote: Such a shame cannot see it large! well done!

Thanks, and yes it is a shame can't be viewed larger.... at the original 5184 pixels wide you can even see how the sand has been thrown by horse hooves.

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fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2010 - 1:32 PM

This is lovely and I agree with the others about the size.
Fraser

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SteveNZ
SteveNZ  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2010 - 1:44 PM


Quote: Hi Steve,
Nicely done although a little blurred due to the 2 exposures being merged no doubt.
You would have got the same effect if not better if you had used only one exposure at F22, used the ND8 filter to hold back the sky and come nearer to the water to capture a bit more of the incoming wave.

Hope this helps and you don't mind me saying.
Ange

Thanks Ange,

I think any blurring is a side effect of downsizing to suit the size limitations on this site as the original work (at 5184 pixels wide) is amazingly crisp. I have sharpened this smaller image but there's only so far you can go before the overall look of the image is affected.

I didn't go as low as F22 as I was warned against such small apertures in my previous upload.

And I also learned from 5 minutes before this capture that too close to the water on sand (i.e. wave reaching one leg of the tripod) causes the tripod to move mid-shot!

I don't mind you saying at all - your critique is most welcome.

Cheers -- Steve.

Last Modified By SteveNZ at 26 Apr 2010 - 2:04 PM

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SteveNZ  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2010 - 2:52 PM

Thanks for your comments... I'll be seeking advice on sharpening smaller images next!

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Mark_Callander
26 Apr 2010 - 3:56 PM

brilliant shot nice colours.
Mark.

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LeighRebecca
26 Apr 2010 - 10:58 PM

This is very nice. The colour is sooo much better, the exposure better controlled, and the blending will become even more natural looking with practice, (or an investment in a grad!). The only thing I would say is that I like the composition of the last image more. I do like a good bit of fg interest, and I would suggest you persevere with the tripod in or at the edge of the water - that always seems to me to be where the best action is to be captured.
Well done for taking and acting on the advice given to you - this site is such a great resource for that Smile

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2010 - 10:07 AM

So very well captured and even in small viewing you get to see a lot of the detail of the reflection on the wet sand
perfection!
great sunset
Lillian

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rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2010 - 8:56 PM

Great work all round.
RJ.

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