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Surf Sheen No. 2 - Hunting Island State Park, SC



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Awards

Amateur Winner Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol8
Contest Finalist in Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol8
Member Selection Award
Peer Award
Absolute Masterpiece
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Superb Composition
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Outstanding Creativity
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Magnificent Capture
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Genius
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Superior Skill
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Top ClassTM

World Photography Day Photo Contest 2020Top 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol8Top 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol8Top 10 class week 1
Capturing The First Light Photo ContestTop 10 class
Capturing The First Light Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Creative Landscape Photo ContestTop 30 class
The Creative Landscape Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Photography Day Photo Contest 2016Top 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photography Day Photo Contest 2016Top 10 class week 2

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ppls6
 
ppls6 Aug 10
Absolutely stunning. Well deserved awards.
jjraia
jjraia Aug 10
Thanks for the kind words. You can see more on my blog at: jjraiaphotography.wordpress.com and on my you tube channel “Intimate Encounters”

Behind The Lens

Location
Hunting Island State Park, SC
Time
First Light
Lighting
Perfectly clear sky at dawn, stars were still out and only the horizon had any light beginning to filter into the night sky.
Equipment
Nikon D800 with 17-35mm f/2.8 lens, Gitzo tripod, RRS BH-55 ballhead and wireless remote. 2-stop hard edge Singh-Ray Split ND filter.
Inspiration
It was the reflective design in the sand leading to the horizon. Along with the calm ocean and sky, it came together as an abstract image, that was at the same time an accurate replication of what was actually there.
Editing
Some of the sand to the right was a little dark and threw off the balance a bit, so it had to be lightened.
In my camera bag
Nikon D800 - All Nikon lenses - 17-35mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.8 (selected for the added aperture of f/22), and 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6VR, 10-stop ND, soft and hard edge split ND filters (2-stop), wireless remote, set of close-up filters, and spare battery.
Feedback
Under expose by about one stop from the meter reading if shooting a mostly dark sky. Either overide the manual exposure, or set the exposure compensation to -1-stop.

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