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    Shot tonight as a bit of a "wind down" at the end of a hard week. Lost my spirit level when it got knocked off the camera hot-shoe into the tide too

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    Re: Last Light

    Excellent!
    Really like the colours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crusty View Post
    Excellent!
    Really like the colours.
    Thanks Crusty - it's similar to an existing shot I have, but this one is in the vertical orientation (doh, obviously!).

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    Lost the spirit eh? Don't you have a grid you can turn on in your viewfinder?
    My NIKON D90 has one, nah na na na nah.


    Oh BTW, nice shot.

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    Re: Last Light

    nice shot colin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill44 View Post
    Lost the spirit eh? Don't you have a grid you can turn on in your viewfinder?
    My NIKON D90 has one, nah na na na nah.


    Oh BTW, nice shot.
    Thanks Bill

    Well I wasn't going mention it, but actually, we Canonites have quite a few focusing screens available to us (including ones with grids), but I usually use the electronic grid with Live View (I think that some Nikons even have that now)

    Seriously (for a moment), you can't use the view finder for those kinds of shots, unless you want to lie down on wet boulders (the camera is about 12 to 18 inches above the ground, with waves surging in) (to give the mist effect) - and even then it's too dark to see anything with a lot of my shots.

    Liveview is "OK", but you have to setup the shot before the shutterspeed increases to longer than 30 seconds; after that there's not enough gain for liveview to be able to show anything (it would have worked OK here because this was only 9x 10 sec to 13 sec shots) ...

    ... after that it's the hotshoe bubble level or "best guess" (more of the latter I suspect until I replace it!).

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    Beautiful image Colin. I love the mist on the wet boulders. Are you using ND filter for this kind of capture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Seriously (for a moment), you can't use the view finder for those kinds of shots, unless you want to lie down on wet boulders (the camera is about 12 to 18 inches above the ground, with waves surging in) (to give the mist effect) - and even then it's too dark to see anything with a lot of my shots.
    What happened to your dedication? Same thing as mine I suspect, encroaching age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wirefox View Post
    Beautiful image Colin. I love the mist on the wet boulders. Are you using ND filter for this kind of capture?
    Thanks for the compliment

    I've used a GND to balance the sky and foreground ... I could have used an ND but multi-minute shots like this are risky, so it's "safer" to just shoot regular exposures and combine them (assuming no water on the lens) - so this was 9 exposures that varied in length between 10 and 13 seconds with the light fading fast, it's easier to just leave the camera on AV mode).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill44 View Post
    What happened to your dedication? Same thing as mine I suspect, encroaching age.
    Hey, it was dedication that got me there in the first place

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    I really like it Colin...You know I like strong images and color - this fits that style. Very well done. Has an other-worldly look to it.

    Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by CNelson View Post
    I really like it Colin...You know I like strong images and color - this fits that style. Very well done. Has an other-worldly look to it.

    Chuck
    Thanks Chuck,

    It was just a last-ditch effort to capture something that evening - my 1st and 2nd planned locations didn't pan out due to conditions.

    I wasn't planning on keeping it, but I'm warming to it slowly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    I wasn't planning on keeping it, but I'm warming to it slowly.
    Downright perfectionist, that's what you are!

    Your non-keeper's like this are better than most of us will ever achieve

    Now, where did I leave my dedication?
    Darn it, encroaching age has made me forget (again)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post

    Your non-keeper's like this are better than most of us will ever achieve
    I know this sounds a little arrogant, but honestly, shots like that aren't hard - it's just 2 or 3 standard techniques put together (positioning with WA lenses, positioning GND filters, combining multiple exposures) (and of course having the right lenses / filters etc in the first place).

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    Even though I've been gone, I will always recognize this magical and smooth style in your work!
    of course, the colours are undeniably vivid as usual
    is this a sunrise or sunset?

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    Re: Last Light

    Hello Colin

    Nice image indeed ...

    The larger available version show a little posterization on the mountains.
    Is it just my monitor or my eyes ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio Correia View Post
    Hello Colin

    Nice image indeed ...

    The larger available version show a little posterization on the mountains.
    Is it just my monitor or my eyes ?
    Quite likely just the image - after all, the image you see here contains only about 4% of the info of the original (I'll send you a full resolution *.TIFF if you like)

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    Hi Colin,

    Nice shot. For me the water color seems to be violet which I liked more

    ~Ajith

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajith.rajeswari View Post
    Hi Colin,

    Nice shot. For me the water color seems to be violet which I liked more

    ~Ajith
    Thanks Ajith,

    It's next in the queue for printing - so I guess I'll find out then whether I really like it or not!

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    Hi Colin,

    As usual, amazing shot! I love the way you get so many colours into the photo without anything seemingly blowing out. The waves on the rocks creating that 'misty' effect looks fantastic :-)

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