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Image was caught at a beach in Encinitas, California after the Santa Ana winds blew from the east for two days

Image was caught at a beach in Encinitas, California after the Santa Ana winds blew from the east for two days
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5 Comments | Report
HopeCharmaine
 
HopeCharmaine November 01, 2016
Awesome play with light and slow shutter! Nicely done!
marksteffen
marksteffen November 01, 2016
Much appreciated!
madeinPortugal
 
madeinPortugal November 01, 2016
Awesome result. Love it! Congrats from Portugal ;)
marksteffen
marksteffen November 01, 2016
Thanks!
gerhardprinsloo
 
gerhardprinsloo November 02, 2016
Love this picture silent yet full of drama.
marksteffen
marksteffen November 02, 2016
I like your prespective on my photo. Thanks.
johnchilver
 
johnchilver June 30, 2017
Great image
marksteffen
marksteffen August 01, 2017
Thanks I appreciate that
dkoch28 PRO+
 
dkoch28 August 13, 2018
Breathtaking
marksteffen
marksteffen February 01, 2019
Thanks I appreciate that

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Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, San Diego California
Time
Shot during sunset after San Diego experienced Santa Ana winds from the East which gives sunsets a beautiful deep color spectrum.
Lighting
Cloud coverage was actually very light and visibility was greater than 10 miles and temperature was 75F
Equipment
Nikon D7200 AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II 32mm ƒ/13 1/4s ISO 100 Hand Held No flash Used the Shudder Pan technique
Inspiration
My favorite photographer Aaron Chang, who is a local resident in San Diego has two art galleries and mainly offers photographs of the surf, beach and sunsets. He has appeared on over 30 of the last 50 Surfer Magazine cover shots. Aaron has recently been shooting using this Shudder Pan technique which I find very appealing to the eye and has become some of my most popular photos in my collection.
Editing
Yes, but not much was done to this particular photo as the colors just popped using the slower shudder speed and the sun and clouds mixed beautifully to give me this dramatic image. I use Capture One 9 Pro for editing of all RAW files and convert them to JPG.
In my camera bag
Believe it or not, I only carry my Nikon D7200 and three lens to match. All Nikon, 18-55mm, 50mm and 55-300mm. Never carry a tripod as all of my shots are hand held. That's just the method I prefer to shoot. My body is an extension of my photo.
Feedback
Shudder Panning uses a slow shutter speed so you'll have to go manual or use S to control the shudder speed. Go ahead and experiment with several shudder speeds as one speed will not work with all shots. I also prefer using 100-400 ISO, never using more than that. Tripod use is the last thing you'll want to use as hand movement helps assist in the capture of the soft look of the image. This works best taking photos of any body of water, but I like the look of waves in the background as it gives the image a real beautiful flow.

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