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Moment of truth

By aeras  
I visited "sea caves" an hour before sunset to try another shot hopping for a better sky than the last time I was there . As I was standing on the top of the rocky formation I heard some noise from below from another guy trying to shoot the caves from sea level. He was kind enough to help me and my gear get down to teh water level. after some careful walking I found a deep cave that gave me a composition that looked great through the viewfinder. So I waited from my place for some clouds but nothing . So in order to balance the frame I had to step in the frame. My wireless remote has no build in timer so I had to stand there counting the seconds and trying to be very very still. one of the best minute of my life in which , for me , the world stood still and I will cherish and remember for a long long time !!! After the light faded away we climbed back to the surface helping each other to cling om the steep rocks . an almost SOOC image , no cropping , leveling , vignetting or manipulation whatsoever except sharpening. So no processing details except some exif info ...
Nikon D800 with Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 fitted with Nisi filter holder , Nisi 10 stop ND plus Nisi 3 stop soft ND grad Exposure 63,0 sec; f/10; ISO 200 ... single Nef file , imported into lightroom , passed to Photoshop , for sharpening and JPEG export.

Tags: Sunset Beauty Rocks Beautiful Seascape Landscape and travel Ayia napa Selfie Sea Caves ayianapa nisi

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11 Apr 2016 7:48PM
Great sight, well composed!
HelenMarie 5 62 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2016 9:26PM

Tony_Baloni 15 9 2 Scotland
11 Apr 2016 11:19PM
Fantastic Image.

Viewed large it gives an immersive image making me feel I'm there. With you in the shot the wide lens makes us feel the bridge and scene is massive. Well Done.

Diggeo 8 13 Greece
12 Apr 2016 7:54AM
Amazing work!!
TanyaH Plus
18 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2016 11:15AM
Definitely worth all the hassle of getting down there though, because this is stunning!
jasonrwl Plus
11 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2016 8:32PM
Brilliant - well done
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2016 5:09PM
Stunning capture - congratulations on POTW Award SmileSmile
ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2016 9:13PM
Powerfully dramatic use of silhouette, the arch of stone is an excellent frame.
20 Apr 2016 11:51AM
Excellent shot ...!

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