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A 178 second long exposure of the famous pier called " Hexagonal" in Santiago de la Ribera.

Nikon D600
iso 160
f-11
178...
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A 178 second long exposure of the famous pier called " Hexagonal" in Santiago de la Ribera.

Nikon D600
iso 160
f-11
178 sec
Nikon 16-35mm f4
Lee BigStopper + 0.9 soft grad gnd filters

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Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More August 22, 2015
Superb work love this :)
PeterFo
PeterFo August 23, 2015
Thank you! :)
MRueffer
 
MRueffer August 23, 2015
So very nice!
PeterFo
PeterFo October 10, 2015
Thanks a lot!!
LUsherLamacraft Premium
 
LUsherLamacraft September 05, 2015
Wow!
TrudyMKnox
 
TrudyMKnox September 05, 2015
This is absolutely perfect. It made me stop immediately and click.
PeterFo
PeterFo October 10, 2015
That's great, thank you!
Angel1957
 
Angel1957 September 19, 2015
Like a never ending dream
PeterFo
PeterFo October 10, 2015
It is... :) Thanks a heaps! :)
coreysmiley
 
coreysmiley September 22, 2015
So nice!
PeterFo
PeterFo October 10, 2015
Thanks Corey :)
suzannesingleton
 
suzannesingleton September 23, 2015
Magnificent capture.
PeterFo
PeterFo October 10, 2015
Many thanks!
billiefromthebeach PRO
 
billiefromthebeach September 23, 2015
mesmerizing
EmmaPhillips
 
EmmaPhillips September 30, 2015
Great shot, love the sharp bridge contrasting the soft sky and ocean!
PeterFo
PeterFo October 10, 2015
Thank you for your feedback Emma!
meelkoppie
 
meelkoppie October 01, 2015
Beautiful!!!!! Beautiful lines, colour and dept of field. I luv it!!! Baie mooi!
PeterFo
PeterFo October 10, 2015
Thanks man!
sherrywhite_3552
 
sherrywhite_3552 October 03, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
nandicmb
 
nandicmb October 09, 2015
Congratulations on both your Contest Finalist wins!!
PeterFo
PeterFo October 10, 2015
Thank you very much!!
cara53 PRO+
 
cara53 October 15, 2015
Magnificent shot!
PeterFo
PeterFo December 30, 2015
Many thanks!
thunderlake
 
thunderlake October 17, 2015
Excellent
PeterFo
PeterFo December 30, 2015
Thanks a heaps!! :)
williampisciotta
 
williampisciotta October 28, 2015
phenomenal...
PeterFo
PeterFo December 30, 2015
Big thanks William! :)
Inuit
 
Inuit December 30, 2015
Sweet!
PeterFo
PeterFo December 30, 2015
Thank you very much!! :)
mzeePhotography
 
mzeePhotography May 09, 2016
Great job! you much of had a ready steady tripod for that :P
heathermcfw PRO+
 
heathermcfw May 21, 2016
great work
OliviaMed
 
OliviaMed May 30, 2016
ahh, this is my all time favorite photo! I'm so happy to finally find the mask behind the camera
MiaVdM
 
MiaVdM August 17, 2016
I am in love with this photo! Well done on an amazing moment captured.
KristenM
 
KristenM September 28, 2016
How did you get he water to look so soft?
Friedmanimages
 
Friedmanimages November 06, 2016
Fantastic long exposure.
vivid_exposure99
 
vivid_exposure99 November 07, 2016
Absolute perfection!!! :)
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair January 17, 2017
Stunning work!
BBBimagemediastudios
 
BBBimagemediastudios January 18, 2017
The perspective and view point of this image is so spot on and the eye is always moving on this image
timlucas
 
timlucas January 19, 2017
what a crazy jetty! Nice job
Stephen-Blake-Photography PRO
 
Stephen-Blake-Photography January 23, 2017
Awesome shot!
MsElaine
 
MsElaine May 17, 2017
Nice!
artyfartylens
 
artyfartylens September 25, 2017
Beautiful colours
edrobson Premium
 
edrobson October 11, 2017
AWEsome.
NatalieAnn_Napp
 
NatalieAnn_Napp July 13, 2018
I love the hues in this really draws the eye in to the deck and downwards. Mastery.
cynthialesley
 
cynthialesley August 02, 2018
Very nice! I love your gallery!
ernman
 
ernman August 09, 2018
Outstanding
MeloniePerry PRO+
 
MeloniePerry October 25, 2018
Very nice work. The perspective is exact. The jetty beckons you to stroll along its planks.
bobbytaylor71 PRO
 
bobbytaylor71 July 14, 2019
A skillfully well crafted image/scene ... Awesome POV ... Congrats on your awards.

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken in Spain, in a lovely town called Santiago de la Ribera, that sits on the shores of the Mar Menor.
Time
I looked out of my window and saw a storm approaching on the sky. It was just an hour before sunset, so I quickly jumped into my car and drove down to the beach. It was lightning already in the far distence. Luckily i still had enough time to take pictures before it started to rain.
Lighting
The colours of the sunset and the dramatic light of the storm really helped to make this photo. Without such conditions the picture wouldn't have been as interesting.
Equipment
I used my Nikon D600 with the Nikon 16-35mm f4 lens. Since this photo is an exposure of 178 secondes I had to use my Sirui tripod. To be able to make such a long exposure i used my Lee Big Stopper and to darken the sky another Lee 0.9 soft grad filter.
Inspiration
I love this pier and have been there several times. I made a lot of sunrise and sunset shots by there but never got lucky with the clouds. I always wanted to capture it in more dramatic conditions, so this was the perfect day for that. After taking a few pictures with faster shutter speed i noticed that the wind is picking up, so decided to make a long exposure to add movement to the clouds. When i saw the result on my camera screen i was blown away!
Editing
I did some simple raw adjustments in lightroom, such as taking the highlights down, pulling up the shadows, lens correction, noise reduction and pre-sharpen the file. I decided to leave some of the blue color cast of the Big Stopper, cause i think it adds even more drama to the frame. I finished the photo in photoshop pushing out more details of the clouds and the wood. I also added more light on the pier to make it more interesting.
In my camera bag
When i go out to take landscape pictures i always have in my bag my Nikon D600 and the follwing lenses: Nikon 16-35mm f4, Nikon 24mm f3.5 pc-e, Tokina 105mm f2.8 macro. I use Lee filters and always have a landscape polarizer, a set of soft and hard grad filters, a big stopper and a coral filter with me. For every shot i take i use a Sirui M-3004 tripod and a Sirui K-30X ball head, which is a very sturdy set and works fine in all weather conditions. I also have 2 sets of yongnuo remote shutter trigger in my bag and a rain cover for the camera.
Feedback
I think stormy and rainy weather can give amazing details to your photos, so go out and capture that dramatic sky! Composition is one of the most important part of the image,a well built picture can grab the attention of people. Try to practice with different angles and include interesting foregrounds in the picture.

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