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Dawn breaking, Amstel, Amsterdam, North Holland. September 10th 2016. Nikon D810 24-70mm lens, f8.0 5 secs ISO64 Gitzo tripod....
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Dawn breaking, Amstel, Amsterdam, North Holland. September 10th 2016. Nikon D810 24-70mm lens, f8.0 5 secs ISO64 Gitzo tripod.
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Behind The Lens

Location
Amstel, Amsterdam, North Holland.
Time
Dawn, around 6am ish.
Lighting
The bicycle was parked under a very orange street lamp so I popped a bit of flash to cool it down a bit and light it up a touch.
Equipment
Nikon D810 24-70mm lens, f8.0 5 secs ISO64 Gitzo tripod. Nikon SB910 flash and pocket wizards.
Inspiration
I really wanted a shot to sum up Amsterdam so the bikes and canals were a prime focus. I got up around 3.30am to recce the area for the perfect shot. I walked for miles and wished I had researched the shot more the previous day. In the end I spotted the bike with its traditional look in relation to the classic dutch bridge behind.
Editing
I shot two images here one focused on the foreground and a second on the distance them masked and merged them together so the image was sharp from fore ground to back ground. I also cloned some of the lights from the bridge as some were not working.
In my camera bag
Nikon D810. Nikon D800E, Nikon f2.8 14mm-24mm, f2.8 24mm-70mm, f4 70mm-200mm, Nikon SB910 flash gun. Gitzo Tripod series 4.
Feedback
To shoot something similar I would research the area the day before so you dont have to wander around too much at night looking for a great shot. Check the location of the sun on an app like Photo Pills so you can position yourself knowing where it may rise. Use a tripod so you can bracket exposures so you can bring back as wide a set of info as possible. Even consider bracketing shutter speeds and ISO levels to give a huge amount of information and range of images from the scene especially where there are moving subjects like water and people.

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