matoy
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took a photo of my friend who took landscape….

took a photo of my friend who took landscape….
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theodoreblack
 
theodoreblack October 24, 2013
Love the photo, hate to say it but don't like the photographer in it. maybe if he was cleaned up
matoy
matoy October 24, 2013
thank you very much for your comment, appreciate it very much,... :)
actasif
 
actasif November 02, 2013
While I agree that the photographer in the landscape is something of a juxtaposition for the subject of Contrasts I think it works.
I like the use of a slow shutter speed giving a sense of movement in the clouds and your friend's clothing too.
matoy
matoy January 01, 2014
thanks....:)
BrianpSlade
 
BrianpSlade November 18, 2013
Exquisite camera craft that I find works very well within the image....well done and congrats!...Brian
matoy
matoy January 01, 2014
thanks....:)
jleiweke
 
jleiweke November 22, 2013
Congrats!
matoy
matoy January 01, 2014
thanks...:)
pixelcene PRO
 
pixelcene November 22, 2013
Congratulations. This is a marvelous shot!
matoy
matoy January 01, 2014
thanks....:)
elbertandersonjr
 
elbertandersonjr December 01, 2013
LOVE LOVE ..... JUST A MARVELOUS SHOT...!
matoy
matoy January 01, 2014
thanks...:)
cycyak1
 
cycyak1 December 01, 2013
Fabulous!
matoy
matoy January 01, 2014
thanks...:)
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz September 15, 2014
Captivating!!! Congratulations on being chosen a finalist.:)
matoy
matoy September 20, 2014
thank you :)
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD September 15, 2014
This photo is so cool - love the photographer in the shot..Congratulations
matoy
matoy September 20, 2014
thank you :)
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita September 16, 2014
superb...congrats on being a Finalist
matoy
matoy September 20, 2014
thank you :)
RebeccaHope22
 
RebeccaHope22 September 20, 2014
Beautiful
matoy
matoy September 20, 2014
thank you :)
Ladybroken73
 
Ladybroken73 October 09, 2014
awesome!
matoy
matoy October 09, 2014
thanks
smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer October 09, 2014
Cool image
matoy
matoy October 09, 2014
thank you
shansen24
 
shansen24 November 26, 2014
Amazing shot. In MHO it would be a perfect shot if the photographer was cloned out altogether, but it is still a beautiful photo. Congratulations.
matoy
matoy December 06, 2014
thanks
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz November 26, 2014
Very powerful image in monotone. I like the photographer in the shot. Congratulations.:)
matoy
matoy December 06, 2014
thanks
Michael_Shake
 
Michael_Shake November 26, 2014
Beautiful capture, congrats!
matoy
matoy December 06, 2014
thanks
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 December 02, 2014
Another Congratulations Matoy
matoy
matoy December 06, 2014
thanks gigi
Dunner PRO
 
Dunner December 08, 2014
Very cool capture. Love how the hard scape anchors and draws you into the fluid silky smooth milky water, which merges and becomes one with the sky. It's eerie. Moody. The burred photographer adds an oddly perfect quirky contrast. So creative. Congratulations.
matoy
matoy December 09, 2014
dunner thanks... :)
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 December 21, 2014
Congratulations on your Award Matoy!
matoy
matoy January 04, 2015
gigijim08 thanks
MRueffer
 
MRueffer August 19, 2015
Gorgeous!!
matoy
matoy August 21, 2015
thanks
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 July 22, 2017
Congratulations on your featured award!

Behind The Lens

Location
el-salvador, misamis oriental, philippines
Time
sunrise,... have to travel 1 hour and half just to arrived at this location. around 5 am 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, rrs tvc-33 and bh--5, 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
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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