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tessamercieca September 25, 2017
i just love the calming feeling this photo gives. Just love it
 
laneyloganphotography November 01, 2017
Very cool!
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RiViCo March 21, 2018
Simple and very effective

Watching the World go by



After spending a lot of my life near or in the ocean, I now live in a landlocked country. I was trying to capture the feeling of awe when seeing the ocean again...
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After spending a lot of my life near or in the ocean, I now live in a landlocked country. I was trying to capture the feeling of awe when seeing the ocean again and staring at the motion of the waves.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken on the beach of Little Haven in Pembrokeshire, South Wales.
Time
It was taken mid-afternoon. The timing was dictated by my arrival at the beach and seeing the ocean for the first time in a year.
Lighting
It's just natural light from a beautiful mid afternoon winters sun.
Equipment
It was shot handheld with a Sony A7 mk2 (ILCE-7M2) and a Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS.
Inspiration
I love the ocean, and the feeling of awe and expanse on a wide open beach. I've spent a lot of my life near or in the ocean, but I now live in a landlocked country. In this image I wanted to capture my own feelings when I get to see the ocean again. That sense of distance and space and how time can pass you by while your gaze is captured by the hypnotically motion of the waves.
Editing
It is a composite of two layers of the same image. The person and the shadow were removed from the background in the first layer. In the second, the person and the reflection were removed, and the area filled with content copied from the surrounding area then applied a motion blur to this layer. The person and shadow were then placed back into the image.
In my camera bag
What's in my bag has varied greatly over time, cameras change, lens change, and even systems change, but there is a trend. I always have a camera, a wide lens, a long lens, filters and a stable tripod.
Feedback
This is a composite, it is only one image but it was created by creating two layers from that one image making an adjustment to one and merging them back together. With that in mind, to create something like this, you're not only looking at what is in the composition, but also what could be.

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