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Béziers



Béziers is a small, lovely town in the French region of Languedoc-Roussillon.
Shot after the sunrise by the Orb riverside....
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Béziers is a small, lovely town in the French region of Languedoc-Roussillon.
Shot after the sunrise by the Orb riverside.
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34 Comments | Report
obekiakidollah
 
obekiakidollah October 06, 2015
Awesome nice shot reflection very smoothly I like it.
JanLiz PRO+
 
JanLiz October 06, 2015
The water is so still - it's amazing, and the reflection - wow
Mother_Nature
 
Mother_Nature October 06, 2015
Wow Excellent everything "Kudos" This should win image of the year, Wow-Thank you for sharing your work
JasonTrikes
 
JasonTrikes October 11, 2015
Spectacular! On so many levels the reflections, what you captured and composition.
Vince542 Premium
 
Vince542 November 13, 2015
Awesome reflections!!!!Amazing shot!!!!
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Lauriann November 13, 2015
Congratulations on your Win...Beautiful capture
denisenewman PRO
 
denisenewman November 13, 2015
The 'window' to reveal yet another scene in miniature - wow! So beautiful :)
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography December 04, 2015
like it!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots December 05, 2015
Beautiful capture! Congrats.
nandicmb
 
nandicmb December 05, 2015
Congratulations on both your Awards!
Jillybean56
 
Jillybean56 December 07, 2015
Beautiful photo, congrats on your win. Jill
Hoov PRO+
 
Hoov December 10, 2015
incredible shot!
williamedward
 
williamedward December 22, 2015
Captures the essence of the place. Beautiful capture of a beautiful place. I must admit I didn't see this angle when I was there, teach me to look more in future.
Melodygrace
 
Melodygrace December 27, 2015
Beautiful shot.
lulu2
 
lulu2 December 29, 2015
I just love this picture well done, congratulations you deserve your reward runner up, should have been a winner
michaelakrempelhoward Premium
 
michaelakrempelhoward December 29, 2015
absolutely eyecatching
Mother_Nature
 
Mother_Nature January 06, 2016
Fantastic image-saw on facebook, great reflective Capture EXCELLENT
Rob_de_Nys
 
Rob_de_Nys January 09, 2016
I just want to go there!
AlessaB
 
AlessaB March 30, 2016
Excellent! The shot/reflection/colors are all captured superb!
adavies PRO
 
adavies May 24, 2016
Great image! Nicely done! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Illusions challenge:)
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elued29 Premium
 
elued29 May 31, 2016
exceptionally successful shot.......
bravo!
Brenda13 PRO+
 
Brenda13 June 22, 2016
Congratulations on being a finalist. Well done
Beegirl
 
Beegirl August 31, 2016
Very Nice capture
Beegirl
 
Beegirl August 31, 2016
Congrats
SirDiegoSama
SirDiegoSama August 31, 2016
Thanks :)
Angleyes2
 
Angleyes2 September 04, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
Angleyes2
 
Angleyes2 September 04, 2016
In my eyes, this is perfection. Thank you so much.
jasontomlinson
 
jasontomlinson September 16, 2016
Absolutely stunning
SirDiegoSama
SirDiegoSama September 17, 2016
Thank you :)
bathsalt PRO
 
bathsalt February 24, 2017
Amazing photo!!
Mspradlin
 
Mspradlin August 11, 2017
Love the way you put this together
brianbaitystudio PRO+
 
brianbaitystudio April 04, 2018
thank you for your title and story with the location. i feel this is the correct way to submit photos, well done!!
sylvainmorizot
 
sylvainmorizot April 27, 2018
pas loin de mon père nice shot have the same
WolfEyesPhotography PRO+
 
WolfEyesPhotography May 15, 2018
Absolutely spectacular!!!!!
reh037
 
reh037 July 22, 2018
This is so beautiful!
DNproSTUDIO
 
DNproSTUDIO October 25, 2018
nice mirror shoot

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Behind The Lens

Location
Bèziers, France.
Time
Just after the sunrise.
Lighting
i didn't use any light, just natural one.
Equipment
I shot this picture with my Canon 5D Mark Ii back in 2013 with a 24-105 mm lens. I had only my little gorillapod with me which worked just well enough.
Inspiration
I was going from Italy to Portugal in 2013 with a friend in a roadtrip I still remember very well. I planned to stop here and there to shoot pictures and Béziers was in my list since the beginning, but when I arrived here I had hard time to find the right place where to shoot because I couldn't find a way to get down to the river side. Fortunately I found it right in time before the sun was too high in the sky!
Editing
For this shot, I followed my own post-processing work-flow. First, I applied my own custom preset in Lightroom, which mainly consists in enlighting the shadows, add saturation, vibrance, clarity and sharpening. Then I finished the processing in Photoshow applying a denoiser, custom curves and a LUT to emulate a analog film at 50% of opacity.
In my camera bag
I usually take my Sony A7s with a 24-70 mm Zeiss lens and a 70-200 mm Canon lens with a metabones adapter. A tripod, an eMotimo TB3 for timelaspes and a couple of ND filters.
Feedback
Planning and timing is essential, in particular when you are travelling. You should plan your stops in advance, paying attention to the polar coordinates to predict the position of the sun on a specific spot. Search for other photographer's pictures of that place, try to determine the best framing and add something personal.

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