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RuwanFonseka September 21, 2015
Voted. Well done.
henkeltwin
henkeltwin September 21, 2015
Thanks a lot

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in Italy, at the seaside near Livorno.
Time
I arrived at the beginning of sunset, after trying some perspectives and angles, I took this particular photograph right after the sun disappeared behind the horizon line.
Lighting
As this photo was taken just a few seconds after the sun disappeared behind the horizon, there is no direct sunlight hitting the lens and keeping the focus away from the main subject. Anyway you can still see the colors of the sunset and get a feeling of it.
Equipment
This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark2 a 17-40mm f4L a tripod and a remote trigger.
Inspiration
I absolutely love the rocks, that became so rounded by the time. You can however still see the tough environment with strong waves coming in. All in all the contrast between both of these inspired me the most. What I had to look for, while I was there, was something to keep the viewers eye focused. So after a few tries I've chosen these magnificent water pools reflecting some of the sunlight in the foreground and giving a lot more fine details to the photograph.
Editing
Actually, this image is made up of two separate exposures. One long exposure for the rocks and the waves in the foreground and a second shorter one for the fading light in the sky.
In my camera bag
There are some basic things, that I alway carry in my bag. Usually there are two bodies in my bag, the EOS 1D mk2 for tough conditions, fast shutter speeds and AF performance if needed and the EOS 6D for low light images. Because of the full frame sensor, I prefer this for most landscape images. I also carry three essential lenses, the EF 17-40mm f4L, 50mm f1.8 and the 70-200 mm f2.8L. Whenever necessary I bring a Gitzo tripod with a Linhoff ballhead and Manfrotto camera-mount attached. For remote shooting I always bring an cable remote and iPhone or iPad.
Feedback
Bring a lot of time to shoot these images. Consider your perspective, don't overshoot - think first instead. Take your time for leveling and the settings. Better take one excellent photograph, than ten semi-good images, that will never really satisfy you. If necessary visit the same location more than once. Be critical with what you've captured. Don't hesitate to adjust you're angles and settings. The best will never come first. Better share only the best image of the spot than sharing all. Otherwise the best will never be noticed.

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