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Portknockie Caramel

By hwatt  
Portknockie, Moray, Scotland.
An early summer sunrise at Portknockie with the sun rising through a layer of misty cloud providing just enough density to minimise lens flare yet still keep the orb of the sun in shot. The caramel colour of the light and the length of exposure created a most interesting and arresting image.

Pentax 67 II, 55-100 zoom, Fujichrome Velvia
4 stop ND filter to get extra saturation, blur on water and clouds, 0.6ND grad to horizon, 0.45ND grad held at 45 degrees across water to step down brightness, f/22 at 45 sec's.

Tags: Summer Scotland Flowers Cliffs Sunrise Sea Coastal Dawn Moray Portknockie Landscape and travel Caramel

Voters: graceland, chensuriashi, ringyneck and 27 more

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Stewy 14 103 2 England
27 Jun 2008 7:13PM
A lot of work that has largely paid off. I just wonder though if the .45 ND hand held has darked the rocks a little to much?

hwatt 17 22 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2008 7:21PM
The sea stacks were pretty well silhouetted anyway with just a hint of detail being visible (better in the large tiff) but the top of the cliff has been darkened a little more than I would like through slight misalignment trouble is by the time you have loaded up the camera with four stops extra filtration it gets very very dark especially as i use the depth of field preview function to check alignment of the filters.
davey 17 246 England
27 Jun 2008 7:43PM
Well worth the effort and thought to take this photo.

27 Jun 2008 8:05PM
Excellent calm image!
27 Jun 2008 9:01PM
Super image.
gossyboy 13 460 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2008 10:27PM
Really nice image............
ThomasGorman 16 87 Scotland
30 Jun 2008 2:18AM
Nice shot mate. Good work with the filters resulting in a fantastic image.
BeiK 15 7 Scotland
3 Jul 2008 8:51PM
Makes me feel I'm there. Excellent image.
celestun 17 29 14 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2008 8:32PM
Stunning moody shot with natural looking light and stark jagged composition. Very well taken!


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