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The Red Beach near Matala on Crete at sunset...a wonderful place.

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34 Comments | Report
stephaniedibble
 
stephaniedibble October 28, 2014
beautiful peaceful image
catini
 
catini December 13, 2014
Sehr schoen, gratuliere zur Auswahl!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta December 13, 2014
Wonderful exposure. Congratulations on being Featured.
pranaynaiduveera
 
pranaynaiduveera December 13, 2014
Absolute masterpiece.. very good composition.
pranaynaiduveera
 
pranaynaiduveera December 13, 2014
congrats on being featured..
Celtic
 
Celtic December 13, 2014
wie immer, tolles Bild :) Glückwunsch ;)
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan December 13, 2014
Simply so beautiful capture. Congrats on the feature.
LensAhoy Premium
 
LensAhoy December 13, 2014
lovely photo!! :]
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi December 13, 2014
wonderful shot !
photobug
 
photobug December 13, 2014
Nice job wonderful Pic
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 December 14, 2014
Beautiful seascape. Amazing how many different shades one can find among the grays and tans of this photo. Congratulations on being featured!
michellemeenawong
 
michellemeenawong December 14, 2014
wow, superb
minutes2memory
 
minutes2memory December 14, 2014
Love the perspective, love the colors, this is awesome.
vasasphotography PRO+
 
vasasphotography January 06, 2015
Beautiful shot.
Billyboy Premium
 
Billyboy January 31, 2015
WOW this is massive !!!
LucyLoo PRO
 
LucyLoo February 01, 2015
Really love this most beautiful comp., magical light and colours. Great timing :-D
russ1970
 
russ1970 April 18, 2015
Really lovely shot
STELORDBONE
 
STELORDBONE April 28, 2015
Amazing, Great Composition, Thanks for inspiring. :)
horsegalraye PRO
 
horsegalraye May 06, 2015
Just LOVE the lighting..... subtle colors..... STUNNING!!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 07, 2015
Great shot. Congrats!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 June 06, 2015
Amazing.. Congrats (:
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter June 07, 2015
Beautiful image. Nice work. - Jake
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 08, 2015
Great capture! Congrats.
clownsonvelvet PRO
 
clownsonvelvet June 25, 2015
Nice exposure, fantastico!
marquis1955 PRO+
 
marquis1955 July 10, 2015
Gorgeous image and you have a wonderful gallery !
JonathanPhillips
 
JonathanPhillips September 10, 2015
Could not be better. Thank you.
SARobson
 
SARobson November 01, 2015
Superb and pin sharp
tonycolasurdo
 
tonycolasurdo November 21, 2015
amazing!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz November 23, 2015
Thank you Tony!
Cavanrose
 
Cavanrose June 05, 2016
Very stunning !
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz August 22, 2016
Thank you!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography August 16, 2016
Very nice
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz August 22, 2016
Thanks a lot!
Adam_Pritchard75
 
Adam_Pritchard75 August 23, 2016
Wow great shot!
Tanda4bama PRO
 
Tanda4bama August 23, 2016
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Neckbone
 
Neckbone November 27, 2017
Beautiful scene and capture!
Michaela_E_Davis
 
so pretty, I love how pastel the colors look.
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz Feb 17
Thank you Kayla!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo on Crete at the Red Beach near Matala.
Time
As seen in the photo this photo was taken right before sunset.
Lighting
I wanted to transport the warmth of this evening on this wonderful beach so I took the orange sky the reflections in the water and the stones and rocks flooded by that orange light into the picture.
Equipment
I've used a Canon 5d Mk II, a tripod, a nd filter and the great Canon 16-35/4 L IS for this picture.
Inspiration
During my holiday on Crete I took several photos - and some aren't that bad, but I wanted to transport a special holiday mood with the 'AWWWW' effect in one of my pictures and on this particular day everything seemed perfect to go to this beach and catch this special light and mood.
Editing
I've put together the picture from 2 exposures in the same minute so I had a perfect exposure like a hdr but without using a hdr software, which in my opinion is to rude and destroys a lot of the mood in a picture. I've put together the two layers in Photoshop manually for better control. The rest of the post-processing is more standard and marginal.
In my camera bag
Usually I've got my Canon 5d Mk II Canon 16-35/4 L IS Canon 70-200/4 L IS Canon 50/1.8 a Velbon Sherpa Pro tripod and a lot of filters (gradient, nd, polar) with me. This is my equipment for landscape photography - for nature, macro and sports it's quite different.
Feedback
Concerning landscape photography: do some planning! If you're on a holiday explore the landscape and think about the time when it's best to venture there. And have a look for the route of the sun and the weather forecast. There are apps who could help and Google maps helps as well for finding nice places for your landscape pictures.

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