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Bridge to Marstrand, Bohuslaen, Swedish West Coast

Bridge to Marstrand, Bohuslaen, Swedish West Coast
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7 Comments | Report
greglinck
 
greglinck March 17, 2016
Wonderful photo, great job.
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz March 17, 2016
Another beautiful long exposure.
Purplesage57
 
Purplesage57 March 18, 2016
Beautiful composition and creative short.
Robb PRO
 
Robb September 16, 2016
superb.......
Witmar
 
Witmar October 09, 2016
great picture
Werner_sti
 
Werner_sti April 14, 2017
Awesome
Bronnyd
 
Bronnyd April 25, 2018
I can feel you waiting for the right light good focus, nice, thanks for sharing

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo on the island Marstrand on the West Coast of Sweden. It is of the bridge that leads to Marstrand.
Time
At sunset.
Lighting
I was thinking to capture a nice sunstar. To do that I had to use my tripod and the apereture at f/22. To get the water smooth I used a 3 stop ND together with a 3 stop DNG to manage the This gave me a shutter speed of 30 sec.
Equipment
Camera: Fujifilm XT-1 Lens: Fuji XF 10-24mm f/4 Haida filter Manfrotto tripod
Inspiration
When I drove on the way to the island I saw this bridge and imediatly I knew I wanted to take a photograph of it. Soon the sun would set so I tried to find a good angle. When I found the spot where the lines of the bridge woul lead the viewers I into the scene I waited for the right moment for the sun would set, to get a nice sunstar for the extra effect.
Editing
I do all my post processing in Lightroom and Photoshop. LR is my go to Raw processor where I prepare the pic for further fine tuning in Ps, where I can use layers to improve the different parts of the photo. For this I use luminosity masks and the TK panel, developed by Tony Kuyper to target specific tones in the image during my digital development.
In my camera bag
What I allways have in my bag when doing landscapes is of course the camera ( nowadays a fullframe camera) and a sturdy tripod. For lenses I use a 12-24 mm, 16-35 mm, 24-70 mm and a 70-200mm. I also have a 150mm filterholder with polarizer, GND and ND filters.This is quite a heavy setup but I know I am settled.
Feedback
For the sunstar you need an f-stopp of 16 or 22. This gives you also a great depth of field and unless you do not have a extreme near forground you are settled. For smoothing out water it depends and you have to go by trial and error. Small waves need mayby 5 or 10 sec. Bigger waves need longer exposure times.

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