Shimmering Sea


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I suppose it is received wisdom that you don't shoot towards the sun. But break the rules and you can sometimes get an interesting effect.

This was the sea at Llanfairfechan as I waited for the A4 steam engine I had so much trouble with!
29/09/2012 - 09:27pgweber
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/1500
Aperturef/11
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length35mm
Views/Likes44/0

davidstorm

Link Posted 29/09/2012 - 13:53
A lovely mixture of light and composition.

It does need a tilt to the left to straighten out the sea horizon.

Regards
David
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OldTaffy

Link Posted 29/09/2012 - 14:52
You are right - shooting towards the sun can often work specially well. It is particularly good with furry animals, when the backlit fur stands out and frames the creature.

Martin
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autumnlight

Link Posted 29/09/2012 - 16:50
That's a beautiful and serene capture, it would look lovely on the wall.
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davidtrout

Link Posted 29/09/2012 - 18:51
Of course you have to break the so called rules, quite often, Peter. Shooting into the light nearly always gives you more interesting pictures, especially when doing landscapes. This is a fine sea and landscape. I agree with David Storm, it could do with a slight tilt.
David

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pgweber

Link Posted 30/09/2012 - 09:19
Thank you to the Davids, Martin & Maria for their kind comments.

I started with Av mode and then changed to manual, dropping the exposure by 1 stop at a time until the bright flares stopped washing out the scene.

As for the horizon, I must have one leg shorter than the other! A perceived tilt seemed to happen a lot with my K10 which some suggested was due to a viewfinder misalignment.
Peter

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Last Edited by pgweber on 30/09/2012 - 09:20

szgabor

Link Posted 07/10/2012 - 03:24
Great lights and colours, this is a really nice capture.
Regards,
Gábor
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