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South Pacific
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Copyright: Bernard Billedo (bernard) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 29 W: 0 N: 98] (998)
Genre: Lieux
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2005-03-10
Catégories: Nature
Appareil photographique: Canon EOS 20D, 3-stop reverse ND Grad
Exposition: f/22, 2 secondes
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale, Workshop
Thème(s): _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros [view contributor(s)]
Date de soumission: 2005-03-10 6:18
Vue: 3208
Favoris: 6 [voir]
Points: 54
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
Here's a more detailed note from last night's post.
Shot after sunset, I was disappointed that the sunset was not as good as I was hoping. This was my first attempt at seascapes using a DSLR.
This one was probably shot just as a huge wave started to recede.
After taking several shots and reviewing the images, they appeared to be overexposed by half a stop so I underexposed by 2/3 of a stop. It turned out that the camera's reading was accurate (and my fault for relying too much on the bright LCD screen).
Post processing: Overexposed by 2/3 of a stop in PS Camera RAW. I wasn't satisfied with any of the white balance parameters so used Cloudy and increased the saturation by 10, and added 5 levels of magenta in Color Balance.
Although I really like the shot, the sky was a bit boring and dull. This would be probably look better with Velvia. I'll try again within this week.

Janice, touristdidi, neverlandkids, mspixalot, yerevantsi, chiaraluna, voyagenation trouve(nt) cette note utile
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Enchaînement de réflexionsInitiateur de la discussion Messages Modifié
A cloverstar: Velviabernard 1 05-27 22:01
A noyan: Thanksbernard 1 04-05 06:50
A joker: Shutter speedsbernard 1 04-05 06:41
A Werewolf: Post processingbernard 2 03-11 11:00
A padre: Graduated ND Filterbernard 1 03-11 06:09
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I really like the atmosphere of the picture. The ocean, the sky... everything look great!

Beautiful scenery. Almost feels like another planet. Out of this world! I like the layers of clouds, the pink in the sky, the softness of the water and its contrast with the hardness of the rocks right in the middle of it.

Very nice Bernard
Could be a postal card or a poster

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  • padre Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1419 W: 90 N: 263] (4035)
  • [2005-03-10 9:38]
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This is a compelling image Bernard. The ND really brings a soothing effect to the water. I think the dark areas make a nice transition from the foreground to the background. Is that a variable ND or fixed? Very nice work, two thumbs up! B

Superb image, I love the sea for the magnificent power it show even if it is so enormous it always stay poetic. Your picture show that and the colors are truly poetic, The movement in the water and the composition perfect make that image a classic one. I love it!

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  • mukesh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 672 W: 100 N: 467] (5062)
  • [2005-03-10 12:28]

Very surrealistic - like the colours - even the rock in front is complementing the hue of the photograph.

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  • wayne Gold Star Critiquer [C: 292 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-03-10 13:34]

This is awesome man. I've always wanted to see New Zealand. It must be amazing to live in a place like that. I would rather be towered over by a mountain range than by the starkness of New York's man-made canyons. At least I know I would be able to conquer it!

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1631 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2005-03-10 17:24]

Excellent shot Bernard, this remind me of LOTR, fantastic shot, like the detail of rht rocks. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

Excellent composition. The water diffusion in the waves is so nice! Good light... That purple tones are very surprising! No PP? It's inviting :o)

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  • c41 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 99 W: 21 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-03-10 19:54]

I agree with Puffy, This doe remind me very much of the lord of the rings. The white moving water almost looks like smoke. Well done. :)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2005-03-11 14:17]

Looks great to me Bernard. Wonderful actions of the water and waves over the rocks. And the sky colours are quite beautiful. Well done.

Mystical, magic, wondrful!!!!! I love this mysterious shot of the mighty ocean....

What an amazing result. The misty surface caused by the long exposure is wonderful, and the colours of the rocks and the sky add to give a great atmosphere.

most excellent notes to accompany a photo of the same calibre
(even if you're still not all the way satisfied) ;-)

great photo bernard. ı agree that velvia could give a better result particularly in the sunset colors but I don't think that the sky is boring at all. very good job.

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  • joker Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 81 W: 17 N: 45] (889)
  • [2005-03-30 5:58]
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Superb seascape. I always wished to capture this kind of view. Great composition and exposure. Did you try longer shutter speeds?

I love this, Bernard! What a magical, mystical atmosphere, and shot of a very nice place. Thank you for the detailed notes too.

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2005-04-09 13:51]

Nice blue !
Dramatic mood in this coastline-landscape, nice done, Bernard !

This is a stunning view. I love the way the foreground is in focus as well as the distance. Can you explain to me what Velvia is, as I would like to learn about it. Is it a filter that attaches to the camera.?
I have ran out of points for today. Sorry about that. A+

"And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."

Your made a fascinating photograph, Bernard!
I like it as is. Noyan's WS is interesting too. But I prefer your presentation much more.

Thanks for sharing such a jewel with us!
And thanks for the detailed note, too.

Best wishes,

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2005-05-20 12:23]

Beautiful landscape, prevailing the blue, in fact
every dawn is beautiful, it is a feather that
the expectants are still sleeping.
But her picture is very beautiful, until it seems that
you used the photoshop to give the shades
of blue. I know that nor he needed, the nature for
itself only showed already her beauty.
Congratulations for the picture, I liked a lot


Celle-ci est magnifique aussi. C'est curieux comme l'eau rend un effet nuageux, tu as l'oeil c'est sur et tu arrive à être au bon endroit au bon moment, bravo.

Hi Bernard!
Another beautiful composition. shines beautiful and balanced!
congratulations for the work, friend!
very good!

perfect colors I love this shot , bravo

Very nice blue tones, fine diagonal composition

absolutely stunning Bernard.. i saw this on the TL homepage and was instantly enchanted... the scene is just breath taking... composition, colour, detail and the general magical mood of this shot are all wonderful! a real photographic joy :-)

thanks for sharing this beautiful scene,

p.s. agree absolutely with the problems with relying on the LCD screen for accurate exposure estimation.. i've set mine to less bright but it's still an annoying pitfall that often gets me! however you'd never know you had problems by looking at this shot :-)

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  • diana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 24 N: 94] (1115)
  • [2006-03-19 13:24]

Hi Bernard!
This picture is great!!The blue of atmosphere make a special touch!I love it!Congratulations!!

take care

Hi Bernard, I like the composition and overall feel. Thanks for the note, it helps newbies like me.



hi bernard,

really amazing shot, you got it perfectly,the soft water, the hard rocks and the cool sky ,congratulations, thanks for sharing


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