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The Little Red Riding Hood enjoying the Santorini View



Taken atop of the hill in Imerovigli, in Santorini, Cyclades Islands, Greece.

Taken atop of the hill in Imerovigli, in Santorini, Cyclades Islands, Greece.
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harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh August 20, 2019
Excellent
billpeppas
billpeppas August 20, 2019
Thank you !!!
JohnMcBath
 
JohnMcBath October 01, 2020
Beautiful shot!
billpeppas
billpeppas October 02, 2020
thank you very much!!!
FriezeFrameFotos
 
FriezeFrameFotos October 06, 2020
ahhhh SANTORINI!! On my bucket list! And Mikonos! ;)
BEAUTIFUL composition and color and.. and .. it's Santorini!!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was shot in one of the most iconic villages in Santorini island in Greece, a village called Imerovigli.
Time
While us landscape photographers normally plan to shoot during the golden hours ( sunrise, sunset ), in this case I had limited free time and couldn't shoot my own stuff on the golden hours, so we went in the midday ( specifically 1pm ) for a walk and a few photos, and it worked out wonderfully. There's a saying about following the rules, "every rules has its exceptions", well, this is one of those. Surely shooting at sunset would give an equally or even better photo, but still, even with bad timing, this photo turned out great.
Lighting
In this case anything about the lighting is going "against" the photography rules, it is flat due to the time of the shoot ( 1pm ). But thanks to the long exposure for the sky and the various angled leading lines formed by the land and the constructions and the clouds we somehow fail to see the dull flat lighting when we take a look at this photo.
Equipment
This was shot on a D850 with a Nikon 18-35mm lens. For the long exposure part my trusty Manfrotto tripod took and a Nikon remote shutter cable took over.
Inspiration
I like using color contrast to force the viewer to look at a specific part of the image, and in this occasion the fire red dress of my model matched perfectly with the sea's deep blues. Once I glazed at the view from that balcony I knew I had a nice frame. In this case I decided to include the human element in the foreground to give the viewer a sense of "being there" instead of going for a classic, pure, human-free landscape shot.
Editing
Apart from the usual RAW development settings in Adobe Camera RAW, this photo went through a lot of editing. Several elements like lamp posts, electricity cables, dirt and garbage bins, people in the surrounding area, stuff on the patios, etc have been cloned out. I also blended two shots, one short exposure for most of the picture, and blended in the sky/clouds from a long & zoomed exposure. The long exposure for the clouds is a major part of the image IMHO, since it creates and compliments the rest leading lines, surrounding my model, making it the main focus of the image, diagonal leading lines all over the place made this picture worth looking at.
In my camera bag
Since I'm a kind of "always organized to the max" person, my bag contains 2 to 3 DSLR bodies, several lenses, ND & CPL filters from B+W, a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone, a gimbal by Zhiyun, a corded shutter release, plenty of batteries for my cameras, 2 to 3 speedlights, portable reflectors, 2 tripods, several SD cards, a big powerbank by Anker, head lamps, and more stuff. I usually carry 2 bags or even 3 if I carry most of my stuff with me.
Feedback
Always remain focused on your target, in most of my landscape photography travels I go to my destinations, knowing most of the angles and locations I want to shoot. Don't get shortsighted though, always keep your eyes open for a new vision, take a path usually not taken, follow your instincts, you never know when you'll strike gold. Be patient, well equipped and try to think outside the box. Use all the tools you have at your disposal to get the best shot possible. In mixed exposure times, take the short exposure with your moving subject in first using your tripod mounted camera, don't try "handholding it" for the short exposure and tripod only for the long exposure part, do both with the camera on the tripod and at a fixed position, frame everything carefully, pay attention to the edges of your frame, try to eliminate any distractions on the field and then take care of the rest in Photoshop. Be persistent and you will nail the shots you love. Good light everybody!

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