christosmavros
christosmavros

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Contest Finalist in The Moving Clouds Photo Contest
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kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman July 16, 2014
Wonderful....love it,....Voted Christos
kathleen
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 July 16, 2014
Beautiful capture - lovely movement.
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta March 25, 2015
Very nice time exposure. Congratulations on being Featured.
Remraf
 
Remraf March 25, 2015
Great shot!
iceman2
 
iceman2 March 25, 2015
Beautiful capture!Congrats
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz March 25, 2015
BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations on your feature.:)
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chuckrickman March 25, 2015
Great work. Congrats on being featured.
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SusiStroud March 25, 2015
Very interesting capture and very nice. Congratulations!!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken a couple of years back when I was living in Portsmouth, UK. The particular seaside is located in Southsea.
Time
I was working on a project that I wanted, aiming to capture different seasides of Portsmouth during the night. This picture was taken early March and the weather was freezing. I remember wearing jacket, gloves, beanie etc. The time was around 9 to 10 pm.
Lighting
Well, since it was a night shot, I was prepared for a long exposure photo. There was limited light around me so I had to use a shutter speed of 150/1, aiming also to capture a smooth sea. The strong wind helped a lot as well, as it created an extraordinary scene in the sky,
Equipment
The photo was taken with my Canon 550D and my wide angle Canon lens (10-22 mm). Of course I also used my reliable Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT tripod, which helped me with most of my long exposure shots. I wanted to emphasize the blue sky so I have also used a ND Gradient Blue Filter in front of the lens.
Inspiration
I have always been a fan of long exposure shots, especially during the night, where you try to get as much light as possible and create something unique. I always admired photographers who could capture shots in dark environments, specifically stars and star trails photography.
Editing
I always shoot in RAW so it is easier for me to fix any minor mistakes that can't be seen on the camera. I fix any mistakes before opening the photo in Adobe's Lightroom, where I tend to increase clarity and fix the colors to be as majestic as possible. Then I open the photo in Photoshop and by using the healing brush I try to remove any unnecessary bits.
In my camera bag
It is extremely hard to carry all my gear around, every time. I don't usually stop to take portraits while I am on photo walk or on a trip, so most of the times I have with me my camera with my wide angle lens attached, for architecture photography and landscapes.
Feedback
The only advice I could give is be creative. You can't learn to take photos by reading tutorials online. You have to get out there and experiment. You need to wake up early if you want to shoot that sunset, or stay up late and go to the beach if you want to capture something similar. Try planning your journey beforehand. Charge your batteries. Create a list of what type of photos you are after. Check the weather (!!!). Always try to capture more than one photo and then you can decide which one you like best. It might take a few trials before capturing the right photo.

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