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Just when you thought that there will be nothing that will come out of thick clouds after the rain. Long Exposure Version...
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Just when you thought that there will be nothing that will come out of thick clouds after the rain. Long Exposure Version
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19 Comments |
CarlosDine
 
CarlosDine October 26, 2016
Fantastic photo
iamcordz
iamcordz November 03, 2016
Thank you
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography October 26, 2016
Stunning!!!
iamcordz
iamcordz November 03, 2016
Thank you
emaltz101
 
emaltz101 October 26, 2016
I love the mixture of colors in the sky and their reflection on the water.
iamcordz
iamcordz November 03, 2016
Thank you
darwindelrosario
 
darwindelrosario October 31, 2016
I just love the balance of the smoothness of the whole composition.
iamcordz
iamcordz November 03, 2016
Thank you
Beyondtessaseyes
 
Beyondtessaseyes November 16, 2016
This is beautiful work!! Very inspirational!
iamcordz
iamcordz November 16, 2016
Thank you
cindyilges
 
cindyilges November 18, 2016
awesome shot great composition and the lighting is so magical.
iamcordz
iamcordz November 19, 2016
Thanks Cindy
SarahCaldwell
 
SarahCaldwell November 25, 2016
Super shot!..congrats on finalist and peoples choice awards!!
iamcordz
iamcordz November 25, 2016
Thanks you Sarah
niadiaz
 
niadiaz November 27, 2016
Good Job! So proud of you cousin.
iamcordz
iamcordz November 28, 2016
Thanks cuz
Grant_Richardson
 
Grant_Richardson January 01, 2017
Beautiful Shot
iamcordz
iamcordz January 18, 2017
Thanks Grant
ziggyzoo52
 
ziggyzoo52 January 14, 2017
This is so cool. It's a masterpiece
JayneBug Ultimate
 
JayneBug March 08, 2017
Stunning....composition, lines, color and lighting.
craigmcallister
 
craigmcallister March 19, 2017
That is brilliant
Kellowrie
 
Kellowrie March 19, 2017
Amazing!
CarnationQueen
 
CarnationQueen March 27, 2017
I absolutely love this! I am a beginner photographer under 18. How did you get this shot?
Merlot
 
Merlot April 05, 2017
I love this shot
NicoleGarib
 
NicoleGarib October 11, 2017
Nice!!
neelsvisser
 
neelsvisser February 02, 2018
Beautiful picture
Herbert_Lope
 
Herbert_Lope June 19, 2018
Great shot
Nostroboy PRO+
 
Nostroboy July 05, 2018
Very good color game !
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Behind The Lens

Location

This photo was taken at Magazine Bay, Maraetai Auckland New Zealand. It is a 30 minute drive from my place.

Time

This is is supposed to be a sunrise shot. But the thick clouds hid the sun.

Lighting

I wish to draw the viewers attention to the beam of light peeking through the thick clouds. The wharf foreground leads the eye to the exploding light made by the thick clouds.

Equipment

I have used Nikon D7200 and Tokina 11-20 for this shot. I put on a Hitech 0.9GND and 1.8ND for the sky and create a long exposure shot.

Inspiration

This is one of my comfort place. I have always come back to this as The photo that I have envisaged does not happen yet.

Editing

I usually use Camera Raw for recovering details of the photo. The rest of post processing happens in photoshop such as contrast and vibrancy adjustment. Together with these I also utilised Nik Color Efex Pro and Nik Output Sharpener.

In my camera bag

Currently I have Nikon D750 and Nikon D7200. I usually use the former for all my landscape photos now and the latter for timelapse photography. For filters, I can't go wrong with Hitech Firecrest series.

Feedback

Patience is a virtue. I never though anything would come out of the thick clouds on this photo. When I am about to pack up the sky started to put up a show so I ended spending about an hour more.

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