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    After work fun

    I watched the clouds move all day while working. Finished up and they were dead still....of course. By the time I got to my turn off to home they started to move a little so I pulled into the park at the end of my street for a quick play. This was a good 2-2 1/2 hrs before sunset so the color was a bonus. I caught the clouds moving in two directions, seen best in the first image.

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    Re: After work fun

    Paul, the first image may show the clouds moving in two directions but the second image is mesmerizing. Lovely light.

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    Re: After work fun

    Both beautiful! I also like #2 better because of the additional color. I love the smoothness of the water. It's just a very peaceful image for me even with the drama in the sky.

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    Re: After work fun

    Very nice. Reminds me of that night photo I took there..the clouds and light are similar. You're making me want to try some daytime long exposures...which means I have to buy a very expensive filter, right?

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    Re: After work fun

    Thanks Jon, Terri and Matt.

    Matt, I had planned shooting these some time ago but did not have the filter you speak of at the time. Then a couple weeks ago you posted your night shot and I had just gotten my filter the week prior. I had not yet made it out there on a suitable day. They would go well together with your night image.

    In answer to your question....yes, for daytime long exposure you will need a very dark filter. How dark depends upon how low your ISO can be set and how much effect you want/ length of exposure desired. These were 120 seconds for the one with more color and 180 seconds for the other @ ISO 50 and F16.
    I used a 10stop ND and a 3 stop soft grad to better control the bright bits of sky as the sun was straight out on the right side of the dock.

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    Re: After work fun

    Both are really nice but the second one is a cut above for me. I'm not sure, but I think I would consider getting rid of the barge and its crane.

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    That #2 is excellente. Well done.

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    Re: After work fun

    #2 for me too, I like how the brighter sky reflection separates the jetty/pier from the far shore, which is not so obvious in the first due to the similarity of tones.

    Excellent,

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    Re: After work fun

    Paul,
    the troops have said it all, just wanted to say No.2 for me.
    Well done.
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    Re: After work fun

    Wicked green color cast, paul. Other than that, nice image.

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    Re: After work fun

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    Wicked green color cast, paul. Other than that, nice image.
    I like that color cast and assumed it is intentional.

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    Re: After work fun

    Thanks everyone, the color cast was intentional although it was not until I put them here together that I saw how strong it was. still, seen seperately I like the second as it is.

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    Re: After work fun

    Thought it was your filter causing it, my bad. (the first has it as well)

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    Re: After work fun

    Steve, The filter does cause a blue cast and on occasion som green cast. However when I fixed it I did not like the all grey, the touch of green was nice. However I did remove more of it in the first image and should have went a tad further.

    No worries, per your C&C. I would rather you mention it than not as you have caught me with un intentional casts before.

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