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Matoy Elipe

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3 Comments | Report
EyeArtsbyMichael PRO+
 
EyeArtsbyMichael August 14, 2014
stunning!!!!
matoy
matoy September 20, 2014
thanks
sharonmolan
 
sharonmolan August 14, 2014
great shot!
matoy
matoy September 20, 2014
thanks
oldfart
 
oldfart January 12, 2015
wow...awesome photo!
matoy
matoy January 12, 2015
thanks

Behind The Lens

Location
Sanur beach Bali, Indonesia
Time
March 7, 2014 5:16am local time
Lighting
Photography has been and always will be about light. Without good lighting, whether it’s artificial or natural lighting, a photograph can be anything from good to simply stunning. For this particular shot, I waited for that moment when it was already bright enough that I could already see and capture some detail yet not too bright that the sky would appear washed out. I wanted the colors to pop. It’s about patience -- timing is everything. Being there at the right place at the right time is one thing, but knowing WHEN to press the shutter button to capture that exact scene right before your eyes makes all the difference.
Equipment
Nikon D800 & Nikon 16-35 f/4 lens, manfrotto 190xprob, Hoya ND8 (3 stops), Singhray reverse GND, Lee 3stop GND, phottix aion remote
Inspiration
This is a scene I don’t see often as I live in the city. I think the scene was majestic.
Editing
Using photoshop CS6, adjust contrast, highlights and shadows, add color boost, selective sharpening
In my camera bag
Nikon D800, Nikon 16-35 f/4, Nikon 24-70 f/2.8, Lee Small stopper, Lee Big stopper, Hoya ND8, Hoya ND400, singhray reverse GND, Lee 3 stop GND soft, phottix aion remote, flash SB910, sandisk memory card CF & SD, eneloop batteries
Feedback
1) Invest on good lenses For someone new in photography, someone still learning the ropes, maybe the kit lens will suit their needs. But as their skill level increases, the demands they require on their gear also increase and time will come they’ll hit a point where they’ll hit a plateau skills-wise where an equipment upgrade is needed to bring out the best in them. While a good camera body is nice to have, technology evolves over time and camera bodies come and go. Good glass will serve you well for a long time, that it’s a better investment. 2) Invest on good training No matter how good we think we are, the fact of the matter is there’s always gonna be someone out there who knows better than us. After all, photography in itself as a craft has been around for a while. Someone out there has got it all figured out and I think it only makes sense that we learn from them. So I encourage anybody to join training workshops, watch videos, read books, and most of all, shoot often and try to practice as much as they can. I’m yet to run into a photographer whose skills diminished because he practiced and shot too much.

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