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 Post subject: Dreamy Beaches
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:36 pm 
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Finally mastered long exposures this week after a couple of weeks of frustration, trials and tribulations :roll: , but it was worth it. Here are a couple of the results...

Converted to B&W in Silver Efex
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13 Seconds B&W
25mm, 13sec, f11, ISO 160

The high tides are pretty big at the moment (giant moon due in around 10 days), so the sand is more churned up than usual, which has produced some nice muted colours in the water.
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14mm, 2sec, f22, ISO 160

Edit: Equiv. 10 stop ND filters used

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 Post subject: Re: Dreamy Beaches
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:48 am 
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I like it, in particular the first one. Long exposure shots is something I haven`t done much off.
Generally I am with the kids and its a quick snap and we move on.


Have recently been playing around with lightroom a bit more and the second reminds me of one of my pictures that I was working on, it might look a bit more dramatic if the sky stood out a bit more. Maybe in the post processing increase the blue sky - increasing blue saturation in HSL and then reducing luminance- makes the blue darker.

Then put a a graduated filter from the top down to the waterline, just to decrease the exposure of the bright sky a bit.
I also increase clarity, saturation and vibrance a bit. Anyway worked for my picture, I could try it with yours if you like.

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 Post subject: Re: Dreamy Beaches
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:00 pm 
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Thank you, maxjj. I did use a graduated filter on the second shot in LR as the sky was pretty bright to start with and even just with a 2 second exposure and filters, it still showed up brighter than I expected. I will give your suggestions a try and see how it turns out. I think this one may look good in B&W too to bring out the whiteness in the water - the options are endless.... :wink:

Many thanks for commenting.

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 Post subject: Re: Dreamy Beaches
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Good stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Dreamy Beaches
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robbon44 wrote:
Good stuff.
Thank you! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Dreamy Beaches
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Really nice shots, I also liked the first one the most, and the second one's colors are pretty nice as well, good job :)

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 Post subject: Re: Dreamy Beaches
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pierovera wrote:
Really nice shots, I also liked the first one the most, and the second one's colors are pretty nice as well, good job :)
Thank you for your comment. The first is my favourite too. ;)

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