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JDLifeshots August 16, 2016
Beautiful capture! Congrats.
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ryanshanahan August 22, 2016
Thank you JD!
 
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 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 April 18, 2017
nice
 
Roshanvijay April 18, 2017
nice
 
Roshanvijay April 18, 2017
nice
 
Roshanvijay April 18, 2017
nice
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Alwolfe December 29, 2017
Awesome photo!
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Cruiser48 January 21, 2018
Beautiful....

Pile On



Morning retreat to Cape Hatteras Beach.

Morning retreat to Cape Hatteras Beach.
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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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