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Old May 25, 2010, 10:16 PM   #1
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I set this up the night before in the hotel room. At 5:30 AM pressed the shutter and went back to sleep. I should work harder at this type of photo. Anyone with experience at long ocean exposures have advice? Thanks,

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Old May 25, 2010, 11:58 PM   #2
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that yellow light is distracting, but besides that this shot is top notch

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Yes, you could easily clone that light on... but this shot is stunning!!
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Old May 26, 2010, 11:30 AM   #4
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i think the shot is awesome and yes you can easily clone the light out
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Very nice. I like the light. If you added one more light and slightly bigger it could pass for an alien landscape.
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Old May 26, 2010, 12:26 PM   #6
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I'm on board - fantastic shot
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Old May 26, 2010, 2:18 PM   #7
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Looks great! I wish I had a clue on how to set something like this up!!!
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Old May 26, 2010, 9:02 PM   #8
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I like just like it is. Captures the essence of the coast and the coming and going of ocean traffic with the light in the distance.
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Old May 26, 2010, 10:30 PM   #9
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Thanks for the comments. I've heard both ways on the light (fishing boat on the horizon). This was taken with a D90/16-85 (@78mm), matrix metering, f13, 30 sec @ ISO200 in RAW. There was just enough light to acquire auto focus. Long exp noise reduction was on.

Early morning sky light is from behind the camera (west coast), which adds some detail to the surf and rocks. I checked the tide table, set up the tripod and adjusted the camera in the comfort of the motel room and went to bed. When it was just starting to get light, I opened the window, turned the camera on and took two photos, closed the window then went back to sleep.

Also, the best time to take on-the-beach photos is just after sunrise at low tide.

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I think the shot without the light would look pretty empty without it. It brings a mysterious life to the scene. Sometimes I think the first to offer a critique says something that others later on who have nothing to say will only jump on the bandwagon and agree. Ive seen this same thing happen often. A pic I post here will have the C&C go in one direction while on another forum the same pic will go entirely in another direction because of the first one to post a C&C influcencing those who come after. This is just my thoughts from observation. I hope Im wrong. I hope everyone who offers a C&C is being honest to their own feelings and observations irregardless of the trend the viewers on a particular photo have taken.

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