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Lake Ohrid sunset, unique as always. This time it was those cloud ribs, showing some interesting high atmosphere movement bathed in the last sunrays....
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Lake Ohrid sunset, unique as always. This time it was those cloud ribs, showing some interesting high atmosphere movement bathed in the last sunrays.
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2 Comments | Report
oldtrafford December 08, 2013
Beautiful. I want to be there!
Nishant-101 January 02, 2014
wow, mind if I ask you how did you get that effect of clouds? was that a long exposure?
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LookSee January 08, 2014
No, the EXIF data is true. This was really a fantastic natural sight.
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Behind The Lens

I have shot this scene in the city harbor of Ohrid (Macedonia), on the way home from an enchanted evening. Ohrid is famous for its sunsets, sunrises, and else weather vistas... also the local cuisine... so I hope folks will want to verify this statement! Welcome! :)
Date/Time of the original is Oct 2nd, 2010 at 16:46:22
Sure, these values were chosen: Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 64, 0.00 eV, Metering Mode: Pattern, Flash Off, Focal Length 7.1 mm
The camera of choice and the occasion was my old SONY DSC-F828, which has in the meantime died of much use, weak wire insulations and subsequent inner shortcuts diverse, which has made it impossible to repair. So (R.I.P.). This camera was way ahead of its time, and in certain ways it will be hard to replace.
In short, only an incredibly small percentage of people would be unimpressed by such skies... mainly comprising those that imbibed a tad over their line, those which do not see anything but business, the blind, and maybe those without any camera. For everybody else, this would be worth spending a minute, lean against the wall to stabilize their cameras whatever those be, and try to record a scenery like this one.
You might say it is almost straight out of the camera. I have looked at the original and can't really say that anything has been changed - save the downsizing for the upload. I have shot three images of the scene, two in horizontal and one in the vertical format, and this is one of the three... very original-like; only smaller. Oh, and I have also changed the watermark in the meantime... but that is utterly unimportant.
In my camera bag
To me it is easier to carry a photo vest than any photo bag. So I load my photo vest with whatever I might need for my photo session, walk or trip. My photo bags usually keep the equipment I'm not using at the moment. The vest's many pockets usually contain two cameras, spare batteries, ND and CPL filters, and one small photo clamp instead of a tripod. Sometimes I'll include a small action camera, mainly for its wide field of view and resistance to water and weather. The vest has large-lens pockets that holds a small water bottle, a sandwich, or a bar of chocolate if I plan on being out for the whole day. There is about three meters length of paracord or similar strong, thin rope, one hefty pocket knife, and a lighter. With these, much can be "mcgyvered" along the way, so that's all I need. Recently I make it even more comfortable for me, and take the essentials along in a waist pouch. Simplicity and comfort; two best ingredients in most situations!
The essential rule of thinking about photography in general, and then also for the scenes which you find unique, would be 1) NEVER leave home without a camera; 2) Have a camera that you know well so you can react without much fussing about; 3) See rules #1 and #2! All else depends upon it, because a scene that you fail to photograph will haunt you for a long time, and you will be sorry for your laziness! :)

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