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41 Comments | Report
sinisaalmasi Platinum
 
sinisaalmasi April 08, 2015
Brilliant peaces of art! bravo for your Portfolio!
MRRogers PRO
MRRogers April 08, 2015
Thanks! :-)
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita April 09, 2015
stunning!
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb May 03, 2015
amazing shot ,love your style
nlhammondphotography PRO+
 
nlhammondphotography October 19, 2015
Just WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! Stunning, stunning, stunning work!!
VHiggins
 
VHiggins December 21, 2015
gorgeous!
Selmani
 
Selmani January 12, 2016
Fantastic!
scottwright_9572
 
scottwright_9572 January 25, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
edandaniphone Premium
 
edandaniphone February 16, 2016
Amazing.
daveshaver
 
daveshaver February 21, 2016
Hi I was just wondering how long an exposure you used for this. Thank you :)
karensommerslohre PRO+
 
karensommerslohre March 13, 2016
Great shot!
DoraArt PRO
 
DoraArt March 16, 2016
Awesome!!!!
evapollick
 
evapollick March 20, 2016
AMAZING CA










Amazingly Beautiful!
evapollick
 
evapollick March 20, 2016
This is beautiful!
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole March 22, 2016
So, so lovely!!!!..... and congrats on your well deserved award!!! : )
Jasangus
 
Jasangus April 08, 2016
OMG!!!! sooo beautiful, the lights and water marks are amazing
14renren
 
14renren April 12, 2016
A superb image that stimulates the senses
MegMagnus
 
MegMagnus April 22, 2016
This is a beautiful photo. I love the colours of the sky and the movements of the clouds.
lindalasley
 
lindalasley April 29, 2016
Gorgeous
MRF_Rayhan
 
MRF_Rayhan May 11, 2016
Great, great & great...
dianegrenier PRO+
 
dianegrenier May 21, 2016
outstanding
mariejeannedeclerck PRO+
 
mariejeannedeclerck August 09, 2016
Amazing shot!
mbrown
 
mbrown September 08, 2016
Marvelous
Witmar
 
Witmar November 08, 2016
beautiful picture
samanthalynn_
 
samanthalynn_ November 08, 2016
This is absolutely amazing!
jamiesarkett
 
jamiesarkett November 09, 2016
incredible
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson November 30, 2016
Beautiful. The colours are superb. Love your work.
jbos
 
jbos December 15, 2016
Awesome shot
PDawson PRO+
 
PDawson December 16, 2016
great photo
tg2125 Premium
 
tg2125 December 21, 2016
stunning!
sunils
 
sunils January 21, 2017
My goodness this is amazing!!!!
DreamCapturedImages
 
DreamCapturedImages January 27, 2017
Amazing motion blur on this shot!
anthonymannion PRO+
 
anthonymannion February 05, 2017
awesome
karlswenson
 
karlswenson February 08, 2017
I love the composition and color in this photo! Great job!
bathsalt
 
bathsalt February 24, 2017
Amazing photo!!
bathsalt
 
bathsalt February 24, 2017
Amazing photo!!
rhodeo_l
 
rhodeo_l March 08, 2017
I love this, what an amazing photo!
davidisaacyoung PRO
 
davidisaacyoung June 07, 2017
Astounding photo.
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography September 05, 2017
Beautiful scene.
TimothyPrincehorn PRO+
 
TimothyPrincehorn September 27, 2017
What an incredible image in every important way.
Witold PRO
 
Witold January 12, 2018
This is really something to remember. Excellent!
The_Photo_Wave_Rat
 
The_Photo_Wave_Rat August 05, 2018
So good

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo is one of my favorites. It was taken on a wonderful flat beach on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State in the Pacific North West in the spring of 2015.
Time
It was taken before sunset just as the tide was slowly filling in the ripples and patterns in the sand in front of me. This unusual combination of the water filling in and the sand patterns protruding up allowed for the ripples in the sand the reflections from the sky above to both be visible at once, it was a truly beautiful sight. The fact both are visible has led to some people thinking that the foreground may be ice or even that the image is somehow "photoshopped" to get the static pattern with the moving clouds, but it is simply water, sand and sky at just the right time.
Lighting
The lighting was constantly changing as clouds swept down from the north kept either covering or revealing the sun. This made judging exposure times difficult as the light would change from bright to dark and back many times over the course of the several minutes the shutter was open for on each exposure. This was more than made up for by the wonderful colors and lines it produced in the moving clouds.
Equipment
Nikon D800, Nikon 16-35mm lens, several stacked ND filters, Manfrotto tripod
Inspiration
I knew the beaches of the north west would be beautiful having visited Oregon a few years before. I walked around the beach for a few hours before sunset looking for the right spots to return when the light was right. I love long exposure so the moving clouds coming towards me along the coast really got me excited so I knew I wanted a special foreground to put beneath them. When I lined up the sea stacks in the image and found these patterns in the sand it all just fit together I knew the shot would be one of my favorites of the night. It has turned to be one of my favorites I have ever taken.
Editing
The image was mostly post processed in Lightroom and was mainly work with the sliders to correct the color cast introduced by the mixture of ND filters on the lens and to reintroduce the contrast shooting in a neutral setting gave. The image was then taken into photoshop to correct some of the damage the bright sun behind the sea stack had caused along the edges of the stack, to bring back some detail in the corners where the stacked ND filters had caused considerable vignetting and to remove the multitude of dust spots on the sensor that shooting at f/16 always reveals.
In my camera bag
Usually too much! I am 6ft 2 and quite a big guy so the Thinktank backpack that doesnt look too big on me is usually very heavy. The contents of bag vary as to whether I am shooting landscapes or in studio. When I am shooting landscapes I will have my Nikon D800, a whole lot of heavy lenses including a 14mm prime, 16-36, 24-70, 70-200 and often a couple of other primes too. Cable release, a few wallets of ND filters and adapters for each lens, a wallet containing batteries and memory cards. I have also started carrying a Sony mirrorless with me too. For landscapes at sunset the most essential piece of equipment to bring can be a headlamp. Once the rush of sunset is over and you stop looking at the camera and the sky you realize it is now dark. At this point you need to be able to find the rocks you climbed over several hours ago to get back to the trail through the forest to get back to your car. The camera gear might get the shots for you but getting the shots back home without broken limbs is usually best accomplished if you can see where you are going!
Feedback
Know how to use your equipment. Sat at home or in your yard is where to learn to use your gear not when you are somewhere/somewhen special. There is nothing worse than traveling thousands of miles only to end up missing the amazing moment that is right in front of you if you cant find the right setting in your new camera as the sun is quickly setting and the time is slipping away.

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