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The Slipway

By alistairfarrugia    
A long exposure shot of a slipway at Blue Grotto, limits of Zurrieq/Qrendi, Malta.

Shot taken @ 18mm, f/11, 30" (ISO 200) with a Canon EOS 600D plus EF-S 18-55 lens, mounted on a tripod.
An ND3.0 (10-stop) was used to prolong exposure to smoothen the water's movement.

Tags: Landscape Travel Sea Malta Slipway Landscape and travel Blue grotto Zurrieq Wied iz-Zurrieq Qrendi

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mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1670 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 5:00PM
Surreal intensity! And beautifully cropped to give a contained, slightly sinister feel.
Moira

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Jasper87 Plus
7 1.8k 149 England
9 Apr 2013 5:55PM
Wonderful contrast and intriguing bits of metalwork.


Dave
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 5:56PM
A beautifully crafted composition, for me the exposure is very well controlled allowing sufficient time to capture the ambient light and the intense cobalt blue in the lapping waters.

Regards NathanGrin
wenzu78 5 7 Malta
10 Apr 2013 7:39AM
Very good framing mate ... I simply like the exposure you managed to get here.

What time was it? Did you use any filters (ND) to help keep light under control?

I like it mate. Well done.

Cheers.

wenzu
alistairfarrugia 4 164 88 Malta
10 Apr 2013 11:40AM
First off, thanks for the nice comments goes to all of you.

Wenz, as regards your question, this was a 30" exposure and I used my mobile as a small torch to expose some of the shadow areas in the foreground. In hindsight, I think this needed a little bit less exposure to try retain a bit more detail on the LHS rocks (where there is the wooden beam) and on the RHS, central portion where the last steps are.

Also, an ND3.0 (10 stop filter) was used to lengthen the exposure over a longer period of time that would otherwise be required at the aperture chosen. I forgot to include this in the description above, will amend. Thanks!
wenzu78 5 7 Malta
10 Apr 2013 12:31PM

Quote:First off, thanks for the nice comments goes to all of you.

Wenz, as regards your question, this was a 30" exposure and I used my mobile as a small torch to expose some of the shadow areas in the foreground. In hindsight, I think this needed a little bit less exposure to try retain a bit more detail on the LHS rocks (where there is the wooden beam) and on the RHS, central portion where the last steps are.

Also, an ND3.0 (10 stop filter) was used to lengthen the exposure over a longer period of time that would otherwise be required at the aperture chosen. I forgot to include this in the description above, will amend. Thanks!



Thank you for replying so quickly mate.

What time of day was it? Didn't mean time of exposure Blush ... anyways.
Just ordered a cool fish eye lens today ... will see what will I be able to achive with it Wink


cheers

wenzu
alistairfarrugia 4 164 88 Malta
10 Apr 2013 12:34PM
Glad to hear re: the fish-eye, looking forward to see what you can get out of it. Incidentally, yesterday sunset over Bugibba was super but I only had my mobile on me. Wished I had a fish-eye with me to capture all the sky. Still, I might upload the shots here anyway with the usual "smartphone shot" proviso attached, of course!

As regards time, I thought you meant exposure time not time of day sorry. It was just after sunset, around 7:20pm or so if I remember well. Will update details later from home.
wenzu78 5 7 Malta
10 Apr 2013 12:42PM
HAHA - re: smartphone shot proviso!

Looking forward to share some shots from next weekend's filming shoot from Ta' Qali Drit Racing Wink ... I hope to be able to have some good qaulity snaps as I will be heavily involved in actually shooting a few scenes from an upcoming major project for an October '13 release...

Fingers crossed .. Wink

cheers mate
alistairfarrugia 4 164 88 Malta
10 Apr 2013 12:49PM
Good luck with the project Wenz, looking forward to see the fruits of your labour here!

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