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    Beach Shot - Longish Exposure

    Experimenting with longer exposures and panning (intentional camera movement) on a visit to the beach last weekend. Other shots had more color banding but this one caught my eye and I was hoping to get some input from you folks. C&C welcome and appreciated.

    Beach Shot - Longish Exposure

    As a side note, it was my first time using the camera on full manual and took quite a bit of time and experimentation to get any shots that that weren't blown out or almost black. Then I had to figure out how fast to pan in relation to the exposure time. It will get easier and more intuitive right?

    F36 ISO 100 1/13 second for this shot.
    Last edited by ShaneS; 4th January 2013 at 06:54 AM. Reason: typo

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    Re: Beach Shot - Longish Exposure

    Shane - I like this.

    I have been a fan of the types of shots where it is a subtle transition of colour and contrast. I think you have done this well.

    I could picture this hanging on a wall somewhere as an abstract style of shot.

    Well done.

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    Re: Beach Shot - Longish Exposure

    It is not for me, not really because of the shot, but my eyes won't focus properly and don't know where to go.

    I have had this happen to me with zoom bursts I have tried.
    My eyes/brain gets confused.

    However, thank you for posting and explaining the idea, I might try it myself.
    We live 1 km from the sea, and from a small river.

    Rbn

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    Re: Beach Shot - Longish Exposure

    I agree with all that Peter has said there Shane.
    A very pleasant photo to view.
    Great effort

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    Re: Beach Shot - Longish Exposure

    I really like that, Shane. Well done. As the heat wave in Tasmania is heading this way, I will probably be spending some time at the beach next week, so I might try this idea myself -- if I don't first succumb to GregJ1763's 'solution' first.

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    Re: Beach Shot - Longish Exposure

    There is something about the waves and the subtle shape/highlighting as they rolled over that caught my eye. I experimented with a crop on this to take out some of the sky. Does that lessen the confusion/focus issue?

    Beach Shot - Longish Exposure

    Thank you Ricco, Robin & Greg(X2)

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    Re: Beach Shot - Longish Exposure

    Hi Shane,
    I'm with Robin on this one, it doesn't do anything for me; it doesn't hold me, sorry.
    The good thing is that you have a number of other members that do like it, so as always it's a matter personal taste.

    What I do like is that you are trying different ideas, the best way to learn.
    Well done and thanks for sharing.
    John

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    Re: Beach Shot - Longish Exposure

    Unexpectedly, I like it - only the first version though.

    Well done,

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    Re: Beach Shot - Longish Exposure

    Shane,

    My eyes seem to see movement in the picture when I first look at it, so I probably need an optician.

    However, I like what you have tried and must say the first attempt with the sky included, is better for me.

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