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By paolodefaveri  
xperimenting with new - new for me, of course Smile - techniques enabling me to go beyond the magic hour boundaries and still being able to convey a good deal of mood and drama. I took this picture at 3PM - broad daylight therefore - and directly aiming the lens to the sun. Not exactly what it is considered an ideal setting, usually.
I used a strong neutral density filter (B+W 106, 64x) in order to record some motion in the receding waves, and to even up the brightness of the sky I also used a GND with a graduation of 8x.
The resulting exposure setting was 0.4" @f11.

Your comments and critiques are highly appreciated, thanks in advance for your time.

Details: Eos 50D, Tokina ATX-Pro 12-24 f4 @14mm, B+W 106 ND (6 stops), GND 8x (3 stops), tripod. 0,4" f11 Iso 100

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: riprap007, edwood, Wilmot and 28 more

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edwood 10 3 Scotland
1 Apr 2009 12:08PM
great work.

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1 Apr 2009 12:13PM
Great shot, I bought an ND8 myself recently, hope i can a shot as good as this!!
Wilmot 9 338 1 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2009 12:13PM
WOW What a stunning shot
Hugeknot 13 1.2k 2 Iceland
1 Apr 2009 12:38PM
Wow, that is a lot of glass. I was also able to achive movement in a waterfall at 3pm with a ND8, polariser and iso of 50!! A lot of fiddling, but worth it!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
1 Apr 2009 1:12PM
A very nice piece of work. Very imaginative.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2009 1:32PM
it obviously works OK Smile

Fisher2 10 1 Ireland
1 Apr 2009 1:54PM
Hard to believe it full daylight , well done
jayjay52 9 2 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2009 2:18PM
I think this works really well. Lovely shot.
1 Apr 2009 3:48PM
Superb light and exposure.
maryg 9 66 18 Scotland
1 Apr 2009 5:06PM
This really works so well, can't believe you were shooting in to the sun
shandoor 9 1 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2009 6:16PM
Super shot love the water great lighting and super colours

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