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Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea



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When imagery brings the dream.
Between the devil and the deep blue Sea, the another way to show the beauty of Earth with a specific light condition.
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When imagery brings the dream.
Between the devil and the deep blue Sea, the another way to show the beauty of Earth with a specific light condition.

© Sylvain Caussin All Rights Reserved
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32 Comments |
MDSPhotography
 
MDSPhotography September 14, 2017
I wish I had such talent. Awesome
WildEssence
WildEssence September 14, 2017
Thanks a lot mate ! ;)
Elaine53
 
Elaine53 September 15, 2017
Just plan beautiful ??
WildEssence
WildEssence September 15, 2017
Thank you very much ! :)
Danny_martin_10
 
Danny_martin_10 September 21, 2017
This is incredible, i can only wish to take a shot this good
WildEssence
WildEssence September 21, 2017
Thanks you very much mate ! ;)
Alwolfe Platinum
 
Alwolfe September 21, 2017
Gorgeous shot!
WildEssence
WildEssence September 21, 2017
Thanks you ! :)
bordershots
 
bordershots September 21, 2017
Great shot....you captured a face in the clouds, nice !
WildEssence
WildEssence September 22, 2017
Thank you ! That's why I gave that name to this picture. ????
PSD9253
 
PSD9253 September 22, 2017
That's a great photo! Very nice.
WildEssence
WildEssence September 23, 2017
Thanks ! ;)
artelphotos
 
artelphotos September 28, 2017
You must’ve worked really hard to get this shot. Well taken!!
WildEssence
WildEssence September 28, 2017
Right ! Thanks a lot mate ! ;)
ElynG
 
ElynG September 29, 2017
Amazing timing
WildEssence
WildEssence September 30, 2017
Thank you ! ;)
Witmar
 
Witmar November 04, 2017
fantastic picture
WildEssence
WildEssence November 04, 2017
Thank you ;)
whitneybylundrobertson
 
whitneybylundrobertson January 22, 2018
Amazing
Scoutdogs Platinum
 
Scoutdogs February 09, 2018
Why is this marked as "adult content"?
RiViCo PRO+
 
RiViCo March 08, 2018
Excellent capture
John256
 
John256 March 08, 2018
Good capture of the lighting bolt. Nice photo, good work.
anthonyoffenjames Platinum
 
anthonyoffenjames March 18, 2018
Beautiful
christianvukman
 
christianvukman March 31, 2018
Nice ca
gbernhard
 
gbernhard April 05, 2018
Amazing!
jonhentz
 
jonhentz April 07, 2018
Gorgeous
Lazetteb
 
Lazetteb December 16, 2018
Magnificent
joannanicholson
 
joannanicholson December 20, 2018
Perfection
Blondeangelcindy
 
Blondeangelcindy February 16, 2019
beautiful :)
mykcousins
 
mykcousins February 16, 2019
Stunning 👏👏👏😄
LeisaLJL
 
LeisaLJL February 26, 2019
I am enjoying your work! You have taken so many beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing.
RickL PRO+
 
RickL March 21, 2019
Exceptional photography and composition
Niqueki Platinum
 
Niqueki June 28, 2019
Nicely done
RickL PRO+
 
RickL July 31, 2019
Exceptional photography
Deiderz
 
Deiderz August 20, 2019
A stunning photo
Raye1969
 
Raye1969 November 01, 2019
amazing
johnstahl
 
johnstahl March 12, 2020
What Species is this
brettgorrie
 
brettgorrie April 13, 2020
great Photo
dantaylor_3680
 
dantaylor_3680 January 05, 2021
is that lightning? That is a dangerous spot! Fantastic photo but just think if that was just a few feet toward you.
carrielopez
 
carrielopez August 29, 2021
Stunning work!
dgesquire Platinum
 
dgesquire September 12, 2022
Stunning , eye stopping image - actually the whole set is!!
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Behind The Lens

Location

This photo was taken in Beaulieu Sur Mer (French Riviera).

Time

For a long time I wanted to take pictures of the Beaulieu Sur Mer seaside with the good weather conditions. On this day everything was fine. The storm was particularly aesthetic after one hour. This was taken May 3, 2014 at 8:21 PM.

Lighting

I wanted to show the forces of the storm and the sea. When I finally captured a lightning I knew that a dramatic scene would be the right choice. I decided to use a surreal scene to show the beauty and aesthetics of the storm.

Equipment

Canon 5DMKII, with 17-40mm f/4 lens and tripod.

Inspiration

Aesthetics of storm is the main source of inspiration. It's another way to show the beauty of Earth with specific light condition. The place is the second source of inspiration, Beaulieu Sur Mer is one of my favorite french riviera cities, the seaside is very different with rocks and boulders.

Editing

I used a HDR processing for this scene. 3 raw files was merging, the file overexposed for movement in the sea, the file with a high shutter speed for captur and freeze the lightning and clouds, the file with underexposure for the dramatic side of the scene.

In my camera bag

I always have with me a wide angle Canon 16-35mm f2.8L, one of my telephoto lenses 70-200mm or 100-400mm f4.5/5.6L IS. Several polarizing and gray-gradient filters and a tripod.

Feedback

In landscape photography, it is important to prepare a minimum of his subject, remote location (map, website, stories ...) and if possible an approach visit directly on the ground will be very appreciable to detect the advantages and the constraints of the site, this will avoid certain disappointments.

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