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Exposure x2 Back at Back Beach

By SteveNZ  
Armed with new knowledge (thanks to all who gave advice on my last upload) I was back to the beach late this afternoon.

This is the result of merging two images - one exposed for the beach and the other exposed for the sky. Tripod mounted with ND8 neutral density filter.

Sand and cliffs: ISO100, 2 sec, F/9
Sky and sea: ISO100, 2 sec, F/16

RAW images processed with Digital Photo Professional, saved as TIFFs and merged/tweaked in PSP X2.

A big thank you to those who critiqued previous photo: link

Tags: Sunset Beach General Water Clouds Colours Ocean Long exposure Double Exposures Landscape and travel Tasman sea

Voters: mgraj, Mayfly, ChrisWallace and 18 more


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Comments


mgraj 9 India
26 Apr 2010 12:03PM
Good work . well done !

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ripleysalien 9 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 12:19PM
Nice colours, my kinda shot, good stuff

Steve
Jalapeno 6 127 2 Iceland
26 Apr 2010 1:22PM
such a shame cannot see it large! well done!
angej 11 477 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 1:29PM
Hi Steve,
Nicely done although a little blurred due to the 2 exposures being merged no doubt.
You would have got the same effect if not better if you had used only one exposure at F22, used the ND8 filter to hold back the sky and come nearer to the water to capture a bit more of the incoming wave.

Hope this helps and you don't mind me saying.
Ange
SteveNZ 8 4 5 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 1:31PM

Quote:Such a shame cannot see it large! well done!


Thanks, and yes it is a shame can't be viewed larger.... at the original 5184 pixels wide you can even see how the sand has been thrown by horse hooves.
fraser 12 631 14 Scotland
26 Apr 2010 1:32PM
This is lovely and I agree with the others about the size.
Fraser
SteveNZ 8 4 5 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 1:44PM

Quote:Hi Steve,
Nicely done although a little blurred due to the 2 exposures being merged no doubt.
You would have got the same effect if not better if you had used only one exposure at F22, used the ND8 filter to hold back the sky and come nearer to the water to capture a bit more of the incoming wave.

Hope this helps and you don't mind me saying.
Ange



Thanks Ange,

I think any blurring is a side effect of downsizing to suit the size limitations on this site as the original work (at 5184 pixels wide) is amazingly crisp. I have sharpened this smaller image but there's only so far you can go before the overall look of the image is affected.

I didn't go as low as F22 as I was warned against such small apertures in my previous upload.

And I also learned from 5 minutes before this capture that too close to the water on sand (i.e. wave reaching one leg of the tripod) causes the tripod to move mid-shot!

I don't mind you saying at all - your critique is most welcome.

Cheers -- Steve.
SteveNZ 8 4 5 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 2:52PM
Thanks for your comments... I'll be seeking advice on sharpening smaller images next!
brilliant shot nice colours.
Mark.
LeighRebecca 8 267 10 England
26 Apr 2010 10:58PM
This is very nice. The colour is sooo much better, the exposure better controlled, and the blending will become even more natural looking with practice, (or an investment in a grad!). The only thing I would say is that I like the composition of the last image more. I do like a good bit of fg interest, and I would suggest you persevere with the tripod in or at the edge of the water - that always seems to me to be where the best action is to be captured.
Well done for taking and acting on the advice given to you - this site is such a great resource for that Smile
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2010 10:07AM
So very well captured and even in small viewing you get to see a lot of the detail of the reflection on the wet sand
perfection!
great sunset
Lillian
27 Apr 2010 8:56PM
Great work all round.
RJ.

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