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sunrise in pastels and dreams

sunrise in pastels and dreams
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ircacaplikas PRO+
 
ircacaplikas May 02, 2015
fantastic !
avinashlittle
 
avinashlittle May 05, 2015
Superb shot
adriansart PRO+
 
adriansart July 13, 2015
Edward this is magical sort of thing I would do but don't you find that people think that you are mad for getting up this early to take photos?
icemanphotos
 
icemanphotos September 22, 2015
Outstanding image.
JordanSuter
 
JordanSuter May 01, 2016
fantastic shot. I would enlarge that, frame it, and place it on the wall cause that is just stunning. well done.
Adam_Pritchard75
 
Adam_Pritchard75 August 23, 2016
Wow great shot!
Simona123
 
Simona123 August 24, 2016
Amazingly beautiful, well done!!!
ziggyzoo52
 
ziggyzoo52 December 27, 2016
Super colours looks so peaceful.
janetredknap
 
janetredknap January 03, 2017
Beautiful
janetredknap
 
janetredknap January 03, 2017
I too would love this on my wall. Its a real stunner
arieshively
 
arieshively February 12, 2017
Gorgeous photo, but extra brownie points for the title! ;)
photogbug PRO
 
photogbug February 26, 2017
Gorgeous image. I absolutely love it.
Samlouise98x
 
Samlouise98x March 21, 2017
Amazing!!
erindaniels
 
erindaniels April 28, 2017
Wow
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jeanphillips February 09, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
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jeanphillips
 
jeanphillips February 09, 2018
Fabulous

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Behind The Lens

Location
At Sandy Point State Park on the Chesapeake Bay, just east of Annapolis
Time
My favorite time of day, dawn
Lighting
This was taken a while back, before I owned a reverse gradient filter. I combined several filters, including the Lee Big Stopper, and 2 soft GNDs (reversed). Not quite a true RGND, but I did like how it turned.
Equipment
A Canon 5DMKII and an EF 17-40 f/4L @ 18mm, ISO 100 at 90 seconds. Filter stack, Lee Big Stopper, Lee 0.4 GND and Lee 0.9 GND on a Lee Foundation holder.
Inspiration
Morning light with soft clouds over water, my Achilles heel. Sandy Point is a great location for sunrises due to its location and various jetties. The Chesapeake Bay bridge is just off to the south, adding additional elements to shot selection. On this particular morning, the soft clouds reflected the pinks and magentas, creating a great burst of color. The gentle breezes created movement, when combined with a long exposure, made for a magical sky and water combination. Being able to line up the lighthouse and jetty was pretty cool, too. Twice a year, the sun lines up perfectly with this combination, but not always on a weekend. One of these years, I will make it down to recapture this scene with the sun just over the lighthouse!
Editing
Shooting RAW gives so much flexibilty. You can go from SOOC to highly creative processing. On this presentation, I opened the RAW in Lightroom and used lens correction to minimize the barrel distortion and vignette common to super wide angle lenses. I added a touch of warmth to highlight the pinks and soften the blues. Long exposures tend to to suffer from hot pixels, so I cloned hot spots in Photoshop, then added some noise reduction to achieve this.
In my camera bag
Canon 5DMKII, Canon 7D and occasionally a Life Pixel modified T1i. Canon 17-40 f/4L or 24-70 f2.8L, 70-200 f/2.8L ISII, Canon 50mm f/1.4 Lee Filter system, Lee GND filters, SinghRay RGND Yongnou wireless triggers Wrigleys Cobalt gum.
Feedback
To capture something similar, my advice remains the same Study the weather forecast. Clouds are your friend. Use high quality filters A sturdy tripod and remote triggers are a must Look for strong leading lines and/or foreground elements. Don't be afraid to get your feet wet, just make sure to wear good waterproof boots in cold weather, and water shoes in warm weather. Be patient, don't rush to compose. Experiment. High or low, center or off center, Set your focus and base exposure without filters. F10-F18 works best. Adjust your exposure based on how many stops of filtering that you are using. Though I say don't rush, don't take too much time, either. Sunrises and sunsets are fleeting. The conditions can change drastically, sometimes within a minute.

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