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michyoung

Fire and Ice



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3 Comments | Report
byrondylanhart
 
byrondylanhart December 08, 2013
Awesome sunset, great composition
arjun
 
arjun December 17, 2013
Superb shot
emileabbott PRO
 
emileabbott March 01, 2014
Stunning Capture

Behind The Lens

Location
Back Bay Reserve, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Time
Sunset.
Lighting
Golden Hour
Equipment
Nikon D300; Tokina 12-24mm, hand held. (I very much wish my tripod was available).
Inspiration
I was shooting on a tripod prior to this shot. I had already packed away my tripod and bag when a friend of mine yelled for me to come over to the water front. I walked over with my camera and noticed these beautiful colors. Unfortunately I knew I had no time to set up the tripod again so I sat down on the bank and held very still until I was lucky enough to capture a few salvageable shots.
Editing
I used a technique called 'Orton' but kept the Orton layer at about 30% opacity. Orton technique is a throw back from the film days where you take one out of focus shot and double expose it over a sharp over exposed shot creating a soft dreamy effect. I do not like the full opacity of Orton technique but it this subtle form it suites me well.
In my camera bag
Nikon D300; Nikon 50mm f1.4 AIS;Nikon 50mm f1.8G; Nikon 85mm f1.8D; Nikon 35mm f1.8G DX; Tokina 12-24mm; Sigma 150mm f2.8; Manfrotto Tripod; LEE Big Stopper and assorted LEE adapter rings; Nikon SB 600 flash.
Feedback
Do not put away your gear even when you think you are done. Wait a bit until the light has gone completely. You never know what you will see and it last only minutes or seconds sometimes.

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