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Praia do Forte - Florianopolis- Motion1



Localizada entre as praias da Daniela e de Jurerê Internacional, a Praia do Forte é conhecida por ter uma larga faixa de areia e água calma, de tempera...
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Localizada entre as praias da Daniela e de Jurerê Internacional, a Praia do Forte é conhecida por ter uma larga faixa de areia e água calma, de temperatura agradável. O nome do balneário vem da proximidade com o Forte de São José da Ponta Grossa. Construído na metade do século XVIII, o forte funcionava como um dos vértices do sistema triangular de defesa da Barra Norte da Ilha de Santa Catarina. A fortaleza foi desativada em 1935 e três anos depois foi tombada como Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional. Antigamente também servia de apoio para os pescadores da região.
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jleiweke
 
jleiweke October 08, 2013
Congrats!
Kim_Schou PRO
 
Kim_Schou October 08, 2013
Great work, congratulations!
Krishna_Kumar
 
Krishna_Kumar October 08, 2013
Great shot. Wonderfully composed. Congrats on being featured!
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade October 08, 2013
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works.
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta October 08, 2013
Fabulous panorama of this beautiful scene. Congratulations.
catini
 
catini October 08, 2013
Great composition and exposure, congrats on your feature!
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair October 08, 2013
Very nice!
sheriminardi
 
sheriminardi October 08, 2013
Beautiful, congratulations!
tlotter
 
tlotter October 08, 2013
Beautiful shot,congratulations on your feature
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WileKyK October 08, 2013
Amazing long exposure shot! Congratulations!
PhotoAlaska
 
PhotoAlaska October 08, 2013
very nice
mloiz
 
mloiz October 08, 2013
Stunning shot!! Well done!!
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inge_vautrin October 08, 2013
Stunning capture! Congrats!
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SusiStroud October 08, 2013
Beautiful! Congrats on your Feature!
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princessdi6305 October 08, 2013
Beautiful..Congrats
iceman2
 
iceman2 October 08, 2013
Beautiful.Congrats!
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mspix October 08, 2013
Congrats! Beautiful!
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patrick9x9 October 08, 2013
Beautiful shot, congrats
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rmr731 October 10, 2013
Nice capture! Congrats on being featured!
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Wayne_Sr October 15, 2013
Well Done! Congrats On Your Feature Photo!
abrovarnik
 
abrovarnik March 28, 2014
Great shot!
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rmr731 May 23, 2014
Cool shot! Congrats on being a finalist!
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade May 24, 2014
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works
ArtQ
 
ArtQ May 26, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
senka
 
senka January 19, 2015
beautiful shot

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in Florianópolis - Brazil, more specifically in a beach called Praia do Forte.
Time
I know that 99% of the time photographers hate the harsh light from midday, and quite honestly I'm not a big fan of it too. However, when you're travelling with family you don't have the luxury of spending the entire afternoon in one location waiting for the perfect light. Usually, before I travel to a place I research my favourite spots on Google maps, and I use the The Photographer's Ephemeris to decide the best time of the day to capture that image. Now, the spot in this photo was not in my list of favourite places, and unfortunately I got on the beach around 12:30, possibly one of the worst time of the day to take a photo.
Lighting
Since I was shooting this photo - a panorama of 10 images - around 12:30 I had to wait for the clouds to cover the harsh light from the sun. Lately, I have grown very fond of clouds, it can be very helpful sometimes.
Equipment
In this shot I used my Canon T2i body with the EF-S 15-85 IS lenses with a Hoya ND400 filter. I also used the Giottos Vitruvian tripod to stabilize the camera. Finally I triggered the shutter - which was in the 10 seconds delay mode - by using a remote control.
Inspiration
I was trying to capture the power of nature in this image, and initially what really caught my attention was the contrast between the fast moving clouds and waves against the very static rocks. Once I have selected my subject I spent some time searching for a the spot that would render the best colour contrast between the rocks and the ocean. Basically this photo was all about contrast.
Editing
Yes, I usually use Photoshop for colour correction, but in this photo I did some extra post processing. First I enhanced the clouds and waves movement by using the movement blur filter, after that I created a masking layer to bring the regions that should not be blurred.
In my camera bag
Honestly it will depend on what type of trip I'm doing. If I'm just going out for a day walk / hike I usually bring: - 2 bodies with battery grip: Canon T2i and 6D, - 3 lenses: EF 17-40L, EF 24-105L and EF 70-300L, - Filters: ND400 and CPL filters, - Tripod: Gitzo, - Remote Control, extra batteries, memory cards, grey card and 1 flash 600ex-rt. Now for backcountry hike of 1-2 days I bring: - 1 body with battery grip: Canon 6D, - 2 lenses: EF 17-40L and EF 24-105L, - Filters: ND400 and CPL filters, - Tripod: Giottos Vitruvian. - Remote control, grey card and extra memory cards. And for any backcountry hike longer than 3 days I will bring: - 1 body without battery grip: Canon 6D, - 1 lens: EF 24-105L, - Filters: the ND400 + CPL, - Tripod: Giottos Vitruvian tripod - Remote control, grey card, extra batteries and memory cards.
Feedback
I believe that good photographers always pay extra attention to details, and with photography I've learned that patience always pays out. Whenever you find a place don't just set up your tripod in the first spot that you see, take your time, walk around, look for the best angles and the location that will render the best image. In my experience, the more I explore the opportunities around me, higher is the chance that I will end up with a good photo. Finally, don't give up if you're not able to capture what you want at first. Photography (and specially nature/landscape) can be very frustrating.

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