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Morning retreat to Cape Hatteras Beach.

Morning retreat to Cape Hatteras Beach.
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11 Comments | Report
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots August 16, 2016
Beautiful capture! Congrats.
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ryanshanahan August 22, 2016
Thank you JD!
cyrillinegoodman
 
cyrillinegoodman August 31, 2016
wonderful capture. I feel as if I am there watching the moving water.
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ryanshanahan August 31, 2016
thank you so much cyrilline!
Dwelp
 
Dwelp January 17, 2017
Fabulous capture.
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ryanshanahan January 17, 2017
Thank you very much!
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adavies January 29, 2017
Gorgeous! Just the perfect amount of softness and energy to the water! Really well done! :)
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ryanshanahan March 03, 2017
Thank you so much!
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FredericMONIN March 03, 2017
Great landscape and colors !!!
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ryanshanahan March 03, 2017
Thank you Frederic!
Roshanvijay
 
Roshanvijay April 18, 2017
nice
Roshanvijay
 
Roshanvijay April 18, 2017
nice
Roshanvijay
 
Roshanvijay April 18, 2017
nice
Roshanvijay
 
Roshanvijay April 18, 2017
nice
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe December 29, 2017
Awesome photo!
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Cruiser48 January 21, 2018
Beautiful....

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Cape Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Time
This was a sunrise shot on such a beautiful morning.
Lighting
I had originally went across the beach to shoot the lighthouse but while taking the photo I saw this amazing light illuminating from behind the lighthouse and decided after that I had to make the trek over.
Equipment
Canon 5DSR and Zeiss Distagon 15 with a Gitzo tripod.
Inspiration
While sitting and watching the waves come in I liked the detail of how they broke across the pile ons. The tricky part was getting the timing just right and making sure it was a wave that would break for me.
Editing
I first did color balance, shadows and highlights in Capture One then brought them in to Photoshop. I then added micro contrast using a few levels with Lumenzia for luminosity masks and a small amount of Pro Contrast in CEP. Then LAB color for slight color adjustments. Finished off with a sharpening technique I've been working on using CEP output sharpener, lab color sharpener, Gaussian blur and luminosity masks.
In my camera bag
Zeiss Distagon 15mm with Singh-Ray polarizer and firecrest 165 plates of 3,6 and 10 stop ND Filter and 3 stop Graduated. I also carry the Canon 70-200 2.8 II with 2x extender. A Canon 100mm macro and Canon 24-70 2.8 II.
Feedback
When shooting waves try to be patient and get a feel of how the waves are coming in. Try to get the timing down and make sure to take MANY shots because everyone will be as different as the next.

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