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Old Pier - Nice 2



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Behind The Lens

Location
The image was taken in Nice, France. This was my first outing with my new Fuji X-Pro. I'd bought a 10 stop ND filter to try with it too
Time
This was taken an a dreary morning. Ideal for what I wanted to do!
Lighting
The lighting was dull which helps the calm feel of the image
Equipment
Fuji X-Pro, 10 stop ND filter, Manfrotto Befree tripod
Inspiration
I wanted to capture a very 'simple composition. Something different from all the other shots I'd take around the vibrant city of Nice
Editing
Not too much, just cropping and adjusting the colour and levels a little
In my camera bag
It really depends on what I'm hoping to capture. On the whole, I like to keep things simple. X-Pro, 18mm lens and 35mm lens. I use my legs to get closer to the subject! If I am on a 'mission', I take my D800, 24-70, 70-200, 50 f1.4 and a teleconverter. If I need to go wider, I take my D7000 and 10-20 as well. There's usually a tripod lurking somewhere and a Lee filters kit. Most importantly, I always have my remote release handy if I'm using my tripod. Hi-res full frame sensors are not very forgiving of any camera movement!
Feedback
Make sure your camera is not going to move by using a tripod of you can. If the weather is windy, try to shield your camera from the worst of it as it may well move in strong wind. Try to shoot early morning or dusk. The light works better on the whole for this type of image. Failing that, a dull day helps as there is no sun making the water sparkle. Loads of sparkles don't look as 'calm'. Best thing to do though is get out and have a go. Another way is using a multiple exposure setting. Some Nikon's can shoot 10 exposure on top of each other as long as the next image is shot within 30 secs. This can give you a 300 second exposure. It does look cool!

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