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Pin pointing the location was not easy, even after long search.
However when I found the location, it did not take long to realize it’s potential.
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Pin pointing the location was not easy, even after long search.
However when I found the location, it did not take long to realize it’s potential.

As I analysed the scene, first thing that concerned me was the weather.
It was an overcast day with a flat sky.

Having had another two days in hand, I decide to revisit the location again.
Unfortunately for my entire trip, weather was not on my side.
So on the final day, I decided to make the best use of what was thrown at me.

An overcast sky meant that, there is very little light coming through the opening.
The absence of light presented a high contrast scene, with darker foreground and a relatively bright sky.

I decided to bracket the exposures to cover the full dynamic range of the scene.
Paying extra for a check in luggage came handy, as my tripod allowed me to slowdown the shutter and achieve a symmetrical composition.

For post processing, I used Lightroom CC for RAW adjustments.
Once all three exposures were tweaked to represent different regions of the scene, I merged them on Photoshop using Digital blending technique.

I also applied some mid-tone adjustments (protecting the highlights and shadows) to boost contrast.
Finally a dodge and burn layer was used to guide the viewer towards the plane.

Hope you guys like it.

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john_arsenault
 
john_arsenault April 07, 2016
you work paid off, and the beauty of it is that it does not appear contrived or artificial. great image!
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shutterchemistry April 13, 2016
Thank You John!
gunners42
 
gunners42 April 07, 2016
Excellent......
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shutterchemistry April 13, 2016
Thanks!
michelboyer
 
michelboyer December 31, 2016
Magnifique!
Merci shutterchemistry
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shutterchemistry April 09, 2017
Thank you Michel!
Timbo
 
Timbo February 08, 2017
Simply nailed this shot.....and awarded
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shutterchemistry April 09, 2017
Thanks!
mscaletta92
 
mscaletta92 February 19, 2017
I really don't know what to say but magnificent shot!
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shutterchemistry April 09, 2017
Thank you for all your love! I am glad you like my work so much.
edrobson Premium
 
edrobson March 02, 2017
Awesome.
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shutterchemistry April 09, 2017
Thanks!
Brianans
 
Brianans April 15, 2017
Very like the "photo" that won the Nikon award
mikedemmingsphoto
 
mikedemmingsphoto May 24, 2018
This is phenomenal! Brilliant!
MikeBoyle PRO+
 
MikeBoyle August 07, 2018
Congratulations on your winning photo
Absolute masterpiece
irishrose1958
 
irishrose1958 August 07, 2018
I was hoping you would win, congratulations
ulyssesgrant
 
ulyssesgrant August 07, 2018
Congrats. Great shot. Perfect timing and angle.
JoeyJ PRO
 
JoeyJ August 07, 2018
Well deserved!
maureenrueffer
 
maureenrueffer August 07, 2018
This is fabulous!! Congratulations!
kellumbear
 
kellumbear August 07, 2018
Neat capture! Congrats on your win!
MaryMarie
 
MaryMarie August 08, 2018
Congratulations on your win ~ Great shot~
Jonthephotographer
 
Jonthephotographer August 09, 2018
Great shot. Did you use different focal lengths for the three different exposures or did you shoot them all at the same focal length? Thanks :)
IngerLise65
 
IngerLise65 August 12, 2018
Woow congrats
SylviaRourke PRO
 
SylviaRourke August 12, 2018
Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Perfect timing, composition and detail.
SeOdonnell
 
SeOdonnell October 16, 2018
Amazing
_gfphoto
 
_gfphoto October 26, 2018
Great photo I see this more and more. Is this the opposite of drone photography?

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