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firerae
 
firerae July 09, 2016
so beautiful... brilliant capture!
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edrobson November 13, 2016
Gorgeous shot.

Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken at the Mayang Sari resort in Bintan. It was Mother's Day and my wife was (obviously) 8 months pregnant at the time and couldn't fly so the closest vacation spot from Singapore was Bintan Island which was accessible by ferry. So it was perfect for a family holiday
Time
Blue hour at sunset. I had originally planned to take long exposure shots of the rocks and seascape but ended up taking an LE of my family instead. The enlarged print of this shot now hangs in our living room
Lighting
The lighting wasnt perfect but as we only had a few moments till the sun set I had to work fast. A snap shot would result in a silhouette and using a flash wouldve made the whole shot look fake, so went with natural light and a 3/4 or 1 second exposure
Equipment
Canon 70d with a Voigtlander 20mm manual focus lens; tripod on sand
Inspiration
My wife was really into yoga at the time to aid in childbirth. I had wanted to take a maternity photo for some time and right before this shot took her alone in the lotus position as there were few positions she could do owning to being heavy with child. Then my two other kids who were running around decided to join in and it turned out to be the perfect family portrait
Editing
The usual levels and converting to B&W. The color picture is also pretty spectacular with blue hour sunset but I always felt the B&W was more serene and had more emotional content
In my camera bag
Normally i would have a Canon M3 body and a 20mm f2.0 fast lens for travel. Its quite rare that I have a tripod.
Feedback
The subjects must be in a position where it is easy to keep still... More difficult than it looks in the ocean

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