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7 Comments | Report
mrsvilkic
 
mrsvilkic March 10, 2021
Great choice of focal poit.
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Steve22 March 10, 2021
Thank you for your comment, much appreciated...Steve
stigfagerli PRO+
 
stigfagerli March 10, 2021
Nice foto
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Steve22 March 10, 2021
Thank you I'm glad you like it, much appreciated...Steve
dixies-pics
 
dixies-pics July 08, 2021
Beautiful! Congratulations on Runner Up award!
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Steve22 July 09, 2021
I am very pleased yes, thanks for your comment, Steve 🎉
juliannaszula Platinum
 
juliannaszula July 10, 2021
congratulations
stefanieshangraw
 
stefanieshangraw July 15, 2021
Absolutely lovely
joshuaplaza
 
joshuaplaza July 29, 2021
That is amazing well done
ChrisTaillefer
 
Congrats on the recent contest win with this photo. Great leading lines guiding eyes through the whole image. Gave it the “superb composition” award.
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Steve22 May 16
Hi Chris, thank you so much for the kind words about the image it is much appreciated that the composition & effort is so well received 🙏...Steven

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo is taken at Preston Sands which is between Paignton & Torquay in Torbay, Devon UK
Time
My favourite time of day which is Sunrise, which as most landscape photographers will know doesn't always happen but if you are doing it arrive well before sunup to prepare yourself.
Lighting
Sunrise and sunsets give us a very low sun which will if you position yourself well enough give you light where you place it, in this shot I went for it across the wet cobbles of the slipway and using a graduated filter held back the exposure in the sky to keep the balance.
Equipment
Canon camera wide angle lens and Lee filters on a Manfrotto tripod with a remote trigger release to not disturb the camera when taking the shot.
Inspiration
If I hadn't got the years of experience behind me to know that things can change very quickly I may have walked away and missed this shot. When I arrived with the tide in I had an initial pang of disappointment as the beach is normally good for very strong ebb sands which I love but it was in so you look for something different. My eye was drawn to the green rope around the railings and from here I watched the sea lapping around the posts making wonderful curved movement, there was my shot. As I started to set up I was aware of things changing in the sky (luck sometimes has your back) the "very overcast sky" appeared to be thinning out and after a few test shots to get my shutter speed just right luck was really with me and sunrise appeared in tremendous fashion. I chose the composition of shot and nature gifted me a wonderful image.
Editing
Usual lens corrections - had to get rid of numerous dust bunnies from the sensor - bit of contrast and slight enhancement on the sunlight on the cobbles.
In my camera bag
That image was taken with Canon kit a few years ago, now I am very much Sony with A7iii - A7iv - A7Riii bodies with various lenses - Tamron 28-75 f2.8 - Sony 90mm macro - Sony 16-35 f2.8 - Sony 70-200 f2.8 - Sony 200-600 f5.6-6.3 along with Canon 5dMkiii and 16-35 f2.8 Lee filters numerous - Heliopan polariser - remote triggers - Peak design carbon tripod
Feedback
If you're shooting sunrise or even sunset make sure you are on location an hour beforehand if possible to get your shot planned composed and set your kit up. Don't hold back if the weather looks bad every weather condition good bad or indifferent, my view on this and what I tell all my students is "this is purely and simply offering you different opportunities so absorb what you've been given and work with it"! So good luck on your journey and do get in touch if you feel the urge, all the best, Steven

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