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A composite of two photos.

A composite of two photos.
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53 Comments |
bresciaterra
 
bresciaterra August 01, 2014
Its my lifetime dream, to see the northern lights...
BRIN
BRIN August 03, 2014
Thanks a lot bresciterra, I hope your drem will come true :-)
JeffreyA
 
JeffreyA August 12, 2014
Wow great shot
BRIN
BRIN September 06, 2014
Thanks a lot :-)
fernandoamato
 
fernandoamato August 19, 2014
Stunning shot
BRIN
BRIN September 06, 2014
Thanks very much :-)
florrie
 
florrie August 20, 2014
What a magical shot! I absolutely love it!
BRIN
BRIN September 06, 2014
Thanks so much :-)
Djorn
 
Djorn September 01, 2014
Magical indeed!
BRIN
BRIN September 06, 2014
Thank you very much :-)
vojce
 
vojce September 02, 2014
excellent
BRIN
BRIN September 06, 2014
Thanks a lot :-)
DebbieKMiller81 Platinum
 
DebbieKMiller81 September 06, 2014
Awesome shot. I love the colors.
BRIN
BRIN September 06, 2014
Thanks so much :-)
Cherriegill49
 
Cherriegill49 October 15, 2014
Beautiful
BRIN
BRIN October 25, 2014
Thanks very much :-)
timmc
 
timmc January 20, 2015
What an amazing image! Congratulations on being featured. Tim
BRIN
BRIN January 21, 2015
Thanks a lot :-)
AlanJakarta
 
AlanJakarta January 20, 2015
Wonderful image. Congratulations on being Featured.
BRIN
BRIN January 21, 2015
Thank you so much :-)
sxsvexen
 
sxsvexen January 20, 2015
Amazing shot!!! Congrats!
BRIN
BRIN January 21, 2015
Thank you very much :-)
Dmullanephotography
 
Dmullanephotography January 20, 2015
Great shot
BRIN
BRIN January 21, 2015
Thanks a lot :-)
catini
 
catini January 20, 2015
Great composition and exposure, very well done! Congrats on your feature!
BRIN
BRIN January 21, 2015
Thanks very much :-)
mferreror PRO+
 
mferreror January 20, 2015
Amazing!! Congrats on your feature. Great gallery!!
BRIN
BRIN January 21, 2015
Thank you so much :-)
paulgiannotti
 
paulgiannotti January 20, 2015
Amazing! Congratulations, great shot!
BRIN
BRIN January 21, 2015
Thank you very much :-)
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY
 
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY January 20, 2015
Amazing shot
BRIN
BRIN January 21, 2015
Thanks very much :-)
stamatispappas
 
stamatispappas January 20, 2015
Great creativity!
BRIN
BRIN January 21, 2015
Thanks a lot :-)
ryanhutchisonphotography
 
ryanhutchisonphotography January 20, 2015
Like everyone else, my dream to see the lights. Amazing shot. I really love the boat hull. Absolutely breathtaking! Congrats on the feature. Well deserved.
BRIN
BRIN January 21, 2015
I hope you will. Many thanks :-)
nicolewillers
 
nicolewillers January 20, 2015
This goes down on the books as one of my favorite all time images.
BRIN
BRIN January 21, 2015
I'm glad to hear that, thank you very much :-)
nicolewillers
 
nicolewillers January 20, 2015
and can you take me on a photo adventure?
;D
BRIN
BRIN January 21, 2015
Maybe I will someday :-)
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman January 20, 2015
Brilliant photo. Congrats on being featured.
BRIN
BRIN January 21, 2015
Thank you very much :-)
eddieyoung07
 
eddieyoung07 January 20, 2015
beautiful shot! great job
BRIN
BRIN January 21, 2015
Many thanks :-)
diane_hallam_4401
 
diane_hallam_4401 January 20, 2015
OMG ... absolutely breathtaking :)
BRIN
BRIN January 21, 2015
Thanks very much :-)
iceman2
 
iceman2 January 20, 2015
Excellent clarity in this beautiful colorful composition!Congrats!
BRIN
BRIN January 21, 2015
Thanks a lot :-)
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD January 20, 2015
Beautiful, beautiful photo. Congratulations
BRIN
BRIN January 21, 2015
Thanks very much :-)
SusiStroud Platinum
 
SusiStroud January 20, 2015
It's definitely Magic! Congratulations on your Feature.
BRIN
BRIN January 21, 2015
Thank you very much :-)
kmerk4him
 
kmerk4him January 20, 2015
great pictures! great post production!
BRIN
BRIN January 21, 2015
Many thanks :-)
ChrisKIELY
 
ChrisKIELY January 20, 2015
Outstanding!!!
BRIN
BRIN January 21, 2015
Thanks very much :-)
WileKyK
 
WileKyK January 20, 2015
Simply stunning! Congratulations on your Feature!
BRIN
BRIN January 21, 2015
Thank you very much :-)
bethanyroisumcaron
 
bethanyroisumcaron January 22, 2015
Stunning!!
BRIN
BRIN December 28, 2015
Many thanks :-)
mistermark
 
mistermark January 23, 2015
Magical .. Must see the lights for myself soon .in the mean time a great image .
BRIN
BRIN December 28, 2015
Thanks so much :-)
terryc Platinum
 
terryc February 08, 2015
How I'd love to see something like this. What a stunning shot!
BRIN
BRIN December 28, 2015
Many thanks :-)
vbug
 
vbug February 25, 2015
love it!
BRIN
BRIN December 28, 2015
Thanks so much :-)
BenSniPics
 
BenSniPics February 28, 2015
Wow, what an outstanding use of decay standing in the foreground of the immense beauty of aurora borealis! It clearly shows how nature's endless wonder far exceeds the ephemeral creations of mankind.
BRIN
BRIN December 28, 2015
Thank you very much :-)
rg6guy
 
rg6guy March 05, 2015
Wow! This is a canvas or metallic print for the wall!
BRIN
BRIN December 28, 2015
Many thanks :-)
clauskye
 
clauskye March 23, 2015
love this!!
BRIN
BRIN December 28, 2015
Thank you very much :-)
Richy3002
 
Richy3002 March 25, 2015
wow thats amazing
BRIN
BRIN December 28, 2015
Thanks so much :-)
PennySprawson
 
PennySprawson April 15, 2015
Amazing! A fabulous shot! I love it!
BRIN
BRIN December 28, 2015
Thank you very much :-)
AshleaB
 
AshleaB May 07, 2015
WOW! Breath taking!
BRIN
BRIN December 28, 2015
Many thanks :-)
craigmcgregor
 
craigmcgregor June 04, 2015
Awesome Photo!
BRIN
BRIN December 28, 2015
Thank you very much :-)
grahamhebron
 
grahamhebron July 07, 2015
It's been on my bucketlist to see this spectacle of nature since I was born. Still haven't, but this inspires and motivates me to do so even more!
BRIN
BRIN December 28, 2015
Thanks so much :-)
TravelBugDove
 
TravelBugDove August 12, 2015
Awesome!! Congratulations on being featured!!
BRIN
BRIN December 28, 2015
Many thanks :-)
jackstroube
 
jackstroube August 12, 2015
Unbelievably beautiful shot!
BRIN
BRIN December 28, 2015
Thanks so much :-)
frankychen
 
frankychen June 04, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
BRIN
BRIN January 13, 2017
:-)
MikeBoyle
 
MikeBoyle November 13, 2016
Congratulations on your winning photo. Nice...Very Nice
BRIN
BRIN January 13, 2017
Thanks very much :-)
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 November 13, 2016
Excellent composite...just a beautiful creation!!! Congratulations!!!
BRIN
BRIN January 13, 2017
Thanks a lot :-)
LuciaH Platinum
 
LuciaH November 15, 2016
Amazing photo ! Beautiful lights ! Congratulations on being Featured !
BRIN
BRIN January 13, 2017
Thanks very much :-)
YvonneJeaK PRO
 
YvonneJeaK November 19, 2016
Amazing. Congratulations
BRIN
BRIN January 13, 2017
Thanks a lot :-)
Moises_323
 
Moises_323 December 10, 2016
awesome!!
BRIN
BRIN January 13, 2017
Thanks very much :-)
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose September 11, 2017
Excellent photograph!
BRIN
BRIN October 18, 2017
Many thanks :-)
RNGnikon
 
RNGnikon October 22, 2017
This is amazing! I love the colors :)
BRIN
BRIN September 14, 2019
Thanks a lot :-)
leitins
 
leitins April 20, 2018
Great shot
BRIN
BRIN September 14, 2019
Thank you very much :-)
Elan_Smith
 
Elan_Smith February 09, 2022
Very beautiful! I am headed to Alaska in a couple weeks to shoot the auroras. I see that you said this is a composite of two shots. Long exposure for the foreground and a much shorter one for the sky I am assuming?
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Behind The Lens

Location

This is a composite of two images. The one of the poat is taken on the Snæfellsnes peninsula Iceland, which is a very beautiful area and popular among landscape photographers. This old abandoned boat is located by the beach on the north part of the coastline named Skógarströnd. I took the photo of the northern lights just few days later near my hometown Hafnarfjordur Iceland.

Time

The image of the boat is taken at 17:17 and the one of the aurora borealis at 23:33 just before midnight.

Lighting

Every time I experience the northern lights in the sky it is unique and I love photographing them. The photo of the boat is taken when there was still some daylight so the boat was well lit up for this image.

Equipment

Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II lens and Manfrotto tripod.

Inspiration

I have always been fascinated by boats - especially old boats with good textures to photograph. They are of course very good subjects to photograph - very pictorial - but it is more; I think it is the stories they tell, stories of fishermen working on sea in various conditions, stories of life and death, happiness and sadness, stories with contrast of the real life. And as far as I am concerned, then I can strongly feel the life of my ancestors who many were seamen, when I am photographing old boats. And I also like to photograph the northern lights (Aurora Borealis), but they don’t show up every night in the sky and not necessarily when you’re located on some interesting places to photograph. I wanted to get some interesting and pictorial boat with the aurora lights in the background but hadn’t been very successful so far. So I decided to make one of these two images and was rather pleased with the outcome. The image won golden medal in the Trierenberg Super Circuit competition 2012.

Editing

Obviously there was some work for me in the processing to put these two photos together so it would be an image that would look like it was real and work as a whole. I am not used to that kind of work so I don’t know if I used the best tools to do so and can hardly describe the process. Other than this manipulating work I did not have to do very much,- along with some improvements in light and contrast I gave the boat a bit of greenish lustre for the final touch.

In my camera bag

Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon Sl1 cameras, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II lenses. Canon Extender EF 2x II.

Feedback

This picture is one of 4 published images of mine which I have made of two or more photos. It is very important to me that at the same time the viewer find it real it is also known to him that it is a composite of two photos. It should not be kept as a secret - that is an advice I give to all of them who are putting photos together like this. On the other hand I encourage all serious photographers to try to capture the wanted subject on the spot, preferably in one shot or regarding the conditions in more exposures merged together.

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