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pegleg March 01, 2015
just fab rich colours love it
jasbrat1 October 15, 2015
beautiful shot

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Behind The Lens

This photo was taken in the fishing boats harbour in Esposende, Portugal.
This photo taken right in the middle of the sunset. It was actually a really cloudy day but as the sunset started it cleared a bit and everything was flooded with a powerfull magica hour light. One of the most colorful sunsets i've ever seen. Curiously about half an hour after this photo, a large thunderstorm was right above these boats.
The lighting was just perfect for a really warm and colorful sunset photo. The variety of yellows,oranges and reds was changing every minute i stood there with the camera. I took several photos and each one looks different (some of them really different) from this one.
I used my nikon D3200 with the 18-55mm kit lens, a tripod, an ND filter to increase the exposure time and the remote control for the shutter.
This photo was taken in the spur of the moment. As i was passing by in my car i just stopped at the harbour because i wanted to get the sunset, the boats and reflexions in the picture. I tried several settings, fast shutter, slow shutter and ended up choosing the slow shutter ones. The water as a bit choppy and was to distracting overall. The colors were just so strong that it made me want to capture every bit.
The photo was taken in raw format and received some small changes to the white balance, contrast, sharpness and just a liitle bit of saturation overall. I also made some local adjustments in some areas to balance the photo. It also had a crop to make a bit more panoramic.
In my camera bag
I always carry my nikon d3200, the 18-55mm kit lens, the 35mm f/1.8, a polarizer and 2 or 3 neutral density filters. The camera is my first and only dslr. I'm really enjoying learning with it. The 35mm lens was almost mandatory to get. I love the lens, great image quality for a very affordable price. And for a beginner like me i just love the easy and simple way this gear can be used and the things we can learn.
I can only say to try and have your camera almost always with you. Sometimes the moments are there but the camera is not. I've been to the same place for dozens of sunsets and it never got even closer to this one. The technical aspects can vary alot and can make or break a photo, but if the moment is not there they become meaningless no matter what you try while taking the photo or in post-processing.

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