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The sun in my lap

By aeras  
I drove to "Kouklia" ,a 90 minute back and forth trip, where this rock is resting in the sea , every Wednesday and Sunday for the past 2 months waiting for some nice light.During that time I managed to get 2 frames that I like and this is one of them ! Looking at the back of the camera when I took this one it looked almost the same as the one here Smile The NEF file differs very little from the final Jpeg I am uploading. A single Raw frame taken with the Nikon D800 and Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8. I usually expose to the right ( ETTR) to get , in my opinion, the maximum detail and tonality out of the sensor , but in this case , not having my 3 stop grad ND I had to underexpose a bit so as not to clip the highlights. Exposure was 4,6 sec; f/3,2; ISO 800. I needed the 4 second shutter speed to show the water ripples but could not achieve that speed without the 10 stop and this explains the 800 ISO. I must invest into a 4 stop Nisi ND for more flexibility .... but with the rate I am breaking them I am reluctant to do it Smile
Almost no processing here. Just lens correction in Camera raw , and sharpening in Photoshop CS6. I composed the scene having in mind to crop later , but after seeing the image in PS I decided to let it as it was , not even straighten.

Tags: Sunset Beauty Beach Waves Seascape Sun Rock Long exposure Landscape and travel Colorfull Long exposure photography

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6 Jan 2017 5:25PM
Lovely image and great technique

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6 Jan 2017 6:30PM
Lovely take
DavidLaverty 8 814 Northern Ireland
6 Jan 2017 8:08PM
Lovely and great choice of shutter speed
widtink 7 406 2 Scotland
6 Jan 2017 9:56PM
yup thats a winner Smile
6 Jan 2017 10:26PM
Stunning capture.
9 Jan 2017 6:56PM
Lovely colour,reflections and movement.
17 Jan 2017 8:42PM
Stunning shot, Superb.

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