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Awash in the sunrise



This is a composite image of 50 reverse stacked images from a time lapse. It settles the ocean waves and in the end reveals the star burst effect from the high ...
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This is a composite image of 50 reverse stacked images from a time lapse. It settles the ocean waves and in the end reveals the star burst effect from the high quality lens (Canon 16-35 f-2.8 II which was rented from ATS Rentals) and high aperture of f-11. A colored vignette was added to give it more drama.
In the time lapse on Youtube (http:--youtu.be-cjkZAn4vnrw), a small sand crab appeared as the sun was rising on the sand. The time lapse makes him appear as if he was dancing to the sunrise
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Contest Finalist in Beautiful Sunrises Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in The View Under The Pier Photo Contest
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27 Comments | Report
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta October 07, 2014
Lovely shot. Congratulations on being Featured.
charlespayne
charlespayne November 03, 2014
Thanks Alan!
shahadat111
 
shahadat111 October 07, 2014
How is my Photos!!!!
catini
 
catini October 07, 2014
Congrats on your feature!
charlespayne
charlespayne November 03, 2014
Thanks Marco!
davidharris518
 
davidharris518 October 07, 2014
Congrats!
charlespayne
charlespayne November 03, 2014
Thanks David!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 October 07, 2014
Love this...Congrats! ")
charlespayne
charlespayne November 03, 2014
Thanks Melissa!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon October 07, 2014
Superb photograph, congratulations on your feature
charlespayne
charlespayne November 03, 2014
Thanks David!
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi October 07, 2014
awesome shot !
charlespayne
charlespayne November 03, 2014
Thanks Magdi!
iceman2
 
iceman2 October 07, 2014
Beautiful capture.Congrats!
Following-Footprints
 
Following-Footprints October 07, 2014
Nice work!
charlespayne
charlespayne February 13, 2015
Thank you Christopher!
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan October 08, 2014
Awesome lighting and contrasts......fabulous capture. Congrats on the feature.
charlespayne
charlespayne February 13, 2015
Thank you for the compliment Akhtar!
vojce PRO+
 
vojce October 08, 2014
very nice
charlespayne
charlespayne February 13, 2015
Thank you Voyce!
AmandaSanfordPhotography PRO+
 
AmandaSanfordPhotography October 08, 2014
Beautiful shot
charlespayne
charlespayne February 13, 2015
Thank you Amanda!
rhondaavellone
 
rhondaavellone October 08, 2014
Way to nail it. Great shot Charles
charlespayne
charlespayne February 13, 2015
Thank's Rhonda!
KarlduPreez
 
KarlduPreez October 09, 2014
Excellent shot. everything is on the button.
charlespayne
charlespayne February 13, 2015
Thank you Karl.
Darren_Almond
 
Darren_Almond October 09, 2014
Awesome, even beats my 40 image focus stack. Well done!!
charlespayne
charlespayne February 13, 2015
Thanks for the compliment. Cheers!
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr October 10, 2014
Beautiful, Congratulations on your Feature..:~)
charlespayne
charlespayne February 13, 2015
Thank you Wayne.
JoseV
 
JoseV October 30, 2014
Perfect timing, Beautiful shot.
charlespayne
charlespayne February 13, 2015
The Photographer's Ephemeris helped Jose.
pauljackson_4080 PRO+
 
pauljackson_4080 November 01, 2014
like the crab in the video, very cool.. and a great shot well done..
charlespayne
charlespayne February 13, 2015
Thank you Paul! It was a fun shoot.
MuscularSaint PRO+
 
MuscularSaint January 17, 2015
Great image light is very well done
charlespayne
charlespayne February 13, 2015
Thank you Richard!
morriskleyman
 
morriskleyman January 24, 2015
Great capture!!
charlespayne
charlespayne February 13, 2015
Thank you Morris!
micanthony_photography PRO
 
micanthony_photography February 13, 2015
AMAZING!
charlespayne
charlespayne February 13, 2015
Thanks Michael!
Sylvesterds1
 
Sylvesterds1 April 22, 2015
nice pic....
charlespayne
charlespayne April 22, 2015
Thank you very much!
MelanieOConnor Premium
 
MelanieOConnor May 09, 2015
Incredible shot. Love it.
charlespayne
charlespayne August 05, 2016
Thank you Melanie.
magdavandermerwe
 
magdavandermerwe May 13, 2015
Amazing
charlespayne
charlespayne August 05, 2016
Thank you Magda.
agnesspel PRO
 
agnesspel June 28, 2015
Awesome Capture
charlespayne
charlespayne August 05, 2016
Thank you Agnes.
sws49er
 
sws49er August 13, 2015
Lovely shot!
charlespayne
charlespayne August 05, 2016
Thanks Scott!
marcbaechtold
 
marcbaechtold May 14, 2018
nice work! Some nice colors and good contrast, keep shooting!

Behind The Lens

Location
I captured this composition under the Little Island City Park at Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Time
I took this at Sunrise, May 5 at 6:05 AM EST
Lighting
The high offshore clouds had just enough reflection to give the scene great warmth and composition. The Sun's reflection off of the water lightened underneath the pier, and the Sun cast nice shadows of the pilings.
Equipment
Canon EOS Rebel T2i (with Magic Lantern intervalometer) Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM at f/11 Manfrotto 190 More tripod No flash.
Inspiration
Using The Photographers Ephemeris, I wanted to capture the Sunrise as rose through the pilings. I had rented the 16-35 mm "L" lens from ATS Rentals for the long weekend, and this was to be the coup de gras before its return home.
Editing
Prior to stacking, I edited the images in Lightroom 5 to adjust the whites and highlights and add a darkening gradient to the top. Then, the 50 images were (reverse) average stacked in StarStaX to flatten out the surf with the end frame being the best Sun exposure. The resultant image was edited in Nik Color Efex (glow) and Lightroom (vignette).
In my camera bag
Canon EOS Rebel T2i (with Magic Lantern) and extra battery Two SanDisk 32GB Extreme UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10) Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 lens Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 with EOS adapter Manfrotto 190 More tripod and mini tripod with velcro strap UV, Circular polarizing, ND-4, ND-8 filters with step down rings Rain fly, tape, compass, star finder, multi-tool, and cleaning kits
Feedback
Use The Photographers Ephemeris to estimate the dates and times of the Sunrise and location. Typically, you have one to two days (twice a year) to capture a shot like this. I was lucky to have such good weather because my alternate day (following) was overcast.

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