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Waking up



When the city wakes up, lights become magical

When the city wakes up, lights become magical
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Witmar
 
Witmar March 09, 2018
great shot
bobbytaylor71 Premium
 
bobbytaylor71 June 15, 2018
Outstanding skill and creativity ... A well crafted long exposure capture. Congrats on your winning awards, well done.
John_Ray_Photography
 
John_Ray_Photography June 15, 2018
Excellent shutter work and composition
susieclark PRO
 
susieclark June 18, 2018
So cool, someday... I will be able to do that!
LucyCMorr PRO+
 
LucyCMorr October 02, 2018
Perfection!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 October 21, 2018
Amazing shot! 😊
DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
Awesome capture. Gorgeous colors.
Maustincpt PRO+
 
Maustincpt Mar 29
Congratulations on your win in the Shades of Purple contest. Beautifully done!
PhillipJGordonPhotography
 
Superb!
teampphotography
 
Super nice image

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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken in Madrid, over a runway that moved a lot, which made it harder. The towers that you can see in the background are the "Cuatro Torres Bussines Area".
Time
It was taken at dawn. It was the end of a series of night photographs, the sky began to turn red just in the rush hour.
Lighting
It is a fairly common sight in Madrid, but I had never seen a photograph there at dawn, this is what made me decide to take it.
Equipment
It was taken with: a Canon 6D in a Manfrotto 055 tripod, Canon 16-35 at 24mm, 10 stops nd filter, and a trigger.
Inspiration
I wanted a photograph that reflected the bustle of the big cities but with a very minimalist composition in a special time and light, that's why I decided to take this picture.
Editing
It is a combination of 20 photos of several seconds of exposure to capture all the traffic. It is very difficult to capture all these cars lights in one shoot.
In my camera bag
I usually have in my bag a wide angle lens like 16-35mm, and a telephoto (70-200mm). A trigger and some nd filters (6 stops, 10 stops, 3 stops graduated filter and a polarized) and differents tripods (depending on the distance to walk).
Feedback
Careful planning is essential to prepare this type of photographs. The first thing we must take into account is the sun's possition at the time we want to take the photo. Then we should consider the weather forecast. For example this shoot would have been different if there were no clouds or a coverd sky. In addition we must know how to use our material, having a solid technique, and knowing the post processing RAWs we need for.

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