It seems that I started off early this year with my 1st trip to Zambales. A province 6-hour land and boat trip away from Manila. The photo was quite fresh, taken 2 days ago.
The place was deserted, there were no much tourists there, no lights, no electricity. Spent the night in tents and bonfire. A quite liberating experience from the hustle bustle of Manila.
The wonders of long exposure and filters, and I got to try the black
card technique and this is what I got- thanks to you Craig!! (not bad I guess for the 1st time) My only concern is the beach is a bit OE. But who cares, i wanna show you the overall beauty of this place. hope you do enjoy this image.
A stitching of 3 photos, shot taken around 5pm with a Grad ND8 filter, and Grad Sunset Filter.
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ryno (6302) 2012-01-11 3:02
Great shot, Matt. The quality of the light, and the variety of colours associated with it, makes this one stand out. Great low perspective adds a lot to the image. Well done.
rmajum (1077) 2012-01-11 3:04
Amazing view of this place, splendid. The falling sunlight has been a boon for the shot. Nice work.
erhan1958 (13253) 2012-01-11 3:07
After the modern architecture, where you have the perfect light
JFS (32429) 2012-01-11 3:11
This must be a part of Paradise! Excellent presentation of this beautiful place. Lucky you!
dta (52250) 2012-01-11 3:15
Hello MAtt ,
A fantastic landscape picture ! Like especially the contrast between the cold colors of teh Fg and the warm ones of the BG . This is also a wonderful place .
m00n (2187) 2012-01-11 3:43
Just Great! I love to create the line and pulls the viewer into the depths, to look further and further into the landscape. Excellent sharpness, excellent exposure!
My congratulations! I remove the hat!
bayno (16423) 2012-01-11 3:44
Hi Matt, beautiful place, i like the golden light and how you set your camera with great depth and the sea in slow motion effect, very good shot, regards, Valter
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-01-11 4:09
An amazing nature shot with magical colors created by the natural light. I like the rocks in the foreground giving a nice frame with the beautiful view of the mountains in the back. A very sharp and colorful image.
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-01-11 4:24
Amazing shot with superb quality of the light.. i like this POV low perspective...great colors & sharpness also
very well done Matt
Bluejeans (64241) 2012-01-11 5:03
Linda foto nesta praia a paisagem de fundo e maravilhosa , boa colagem com as 3 fotos, boas cores, parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
federico (1603) 2012-01-11 5:07
hello Matt, very warm and tropical picture, very good composition thanks to a well chosen POV, it has to be a great spot over there, lucky you !
SnapRJW (19188) 2012-01-11 7:39
Hello Matt - Looks to me as if you did a very good job with a new technique, did you dodge and burn with a black card during exposure and in addition to the use of filters? You have captured the FG well, the beach is a little OE but I think you have produced a very attractive shot. The place you went to sounds magical. Warm regards Rosemary
adramad (27872) 2012-01-11 8:10
A wonderful corner in nature, great composition with the rocks in the foreground give a remarkable 3D effect. this beautiful blue sea and the colors of sunset in the mountains.
Very good management of the brightness and sharpness.
brianmcc (5536) 2012-01-11 8:18
this is a cracking picture. the composition is superb and the effects are terrific. love the foreground rocks and the effect of the longer exposure on the waves and water. the sunlight falling on the hillsides is wonderful and has resulted in beautiful warm colours and a lovely atmospheric image. excellent technique.
williewhistler (7595) 2012-01-11 12:27
I enjoy the patterns created by the tide amongst the interesting rocks in FG and the lovely low light across the mountains in the distance.
It`s a nicely produced piece of photography.
Gigidusud (8332) 2012-01-11 13:54
Beautiful landscape picture,i like it!
prasun984 (5590) 2012-01-11 22:58
simply beautiful landscape shot with nice frame work by the BG mountains range,flowing river through the FG rocky stones...
like the play of light over the mountains range & green foliage...nice orange tone texture sky...
good chosen POV...very good light management with nice color tones & sharpness...
jjcordier (63074) 2012-01-11 23:01
Les filtres et la longue pose rendent cette photo étonnante et originale. Les couleurs sont superbes; seule la plage un peu surexposée me gêne un peu.
Ricx (13453) 2012-01-11 23:57
Hi Matt, a stunning alcove, with good depth .. the rocks in the FG provide interest and detail.. but the beauty is on the early morning sunlit hills. a stunning image. well done Rich
Nard (6915) 2012-01-12 6:27
A dreamy landscape well captured. I can imagine spending somme days there. A nice POV with the rock on the foreground and the large place left to the sea, splendid light on the moutains and good choice of speed to give this texture on the water.
TopGeo (38000) 2012-01-12 8:34
Hello Matt! Use of filters and the exceptional work gave results with charm Interesting picture in depth and first level Believe with supremacy qualitative!Bravo
mauro61 (52527) 2012-01-12 12:38
ottimo l'effetto del FG con una buona resa del contrasto tra colori e luci.
Natura allo stato puro con le verdi montagne sullo sfondo.
macjake (39998) 2012-01-12 20:33
i'm glad that you tried the Black Card Technique!
always fun to try new things right!
Just be careful, as its really easy to leave a noticeable line where the black card was held - thats why you have to move it continually.
and yes, i would say this one was very successful.
Its a pleasure to view, and i bet even more of a pleasure to see in person! :)
Graal (89434) 2012-01-12 23:23
nice landscape here. Great nature. Photo I like, fine result after the stitch. Good note also.
Have a nice day.
bukitgolfb301 (30401) 2012-01-13 4:19
Hi my dear Matt
Sorry for my late reaction.
Great shot again! Very very fantastic and tasetful super shot too. How you can sdescribe this magical color in the worls!? Perfect framework and splendid composition. Thanks for your sharinig with finest work and have a good day!
Takero from very cold and dry Tokyo
I will ahve another short trip from tonight
sydb (579) 2012-01-13 16:18
très belle image avec un longue exposition que j adore le file sur les roche est bien réussi et donne un aspect enchanteur a ton image bravo très bien réussis
danos (74518) 2012-01-15 0:39
fascinating the view of this dreamily place,with the rocks on the foreground and the falling light on the woody Mt.on the backdrop to makes the scene just perfect.Excellent the light and the colour management, as the quality of the 3 stich imagees.
lousat (58446) 2012-01-15 1:35
Hi Matt,beautiful work and colors,i like the light silk effect create by the water and the wide view,great game of lights and shadows on the hill too,only overexposed the beach.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Charo (51174) 2012-01-16 12:40
With the exposure that you put in the camera, got a good effect on the water, but it burned a little shoreline.
Anyway, the place is beautiful and the colors are beautiful and with good contrast.
delpeoples (45717) 2012-01-17 7:08
Lucky Craig getting a present like this. The landscape is extraordinary and there's so much skill that went into capturing it. Fantastic pastel colours, amazing definition, particularly of the rocks amd superb light-play on the hills in the background. And I'statung the obvious when I say the slow shutter speed had had a superb effect on the water. COngrats and Happy New Year to you.
PS: After seeing the magical seascapes of The Philippines by ChrisJ and yourself, I'm sold!
Silvio1953 (99199) 2012-01-17 10:13
Ciao Matt, fascinating landscape with fantastic sunset light, excellent long axposure and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Sonata11 (28758) 2012-01-25 19:01
fantastic effect with a filter. I think is fabulous pic. The beach is maybe a bit OE, but for me it looks fantastic if you would not mention about that. I'm interested in those filters but I don't know much what are different between them and so on.
AWESOME work !!!! Congratulation. Excellent job.
All the best,
mkamionka (24808) 2012-01-26 0:53
beautiful view. I like the composition so well thought through. The foreground is amazing with these rocks having attractive texture and color tones. Great processing, amazing final effect,
Cricri (87288) 2012-01-28 10:34
Merveilleuse beauté de ce paysage au coté sauvage, des couleurs et une lumière magnifiques, très belle réalisation
skippy007 (12504) 2012-01-30 2:19
Great shot Matt, when I looked at it my first thought was, why is the bit in the middle over exposed but I think you answered it in your note, you are correct when saying that the beauty of this place is worth showing & its beauty certainly overrides that small OV area. Well captured & nice PP work. I think I need to purchase a ND filter & this type of photography a go. Well done
andywo (4693) 2012-02-07 9:23
What a fantastic view!
I like the sea and beautiful mountains in depth, the light and warm colours are very nice too.
Great composition and presentation.
All the best,
emilbo (20928) 2012-02-08 7:41
Un paysage de toutes beauté et tu as bien profité de l'éclairage de fin de journée qui donne de merveilleuses couleurs. J'adore les bords de mer rocheux et l'avant-plan est magnifique de même que les montagnes en arrière-plan. Belle présentation.
Bravo!... et merci de ta visite,
dip (21961) 2012-02-08 23:23
a wonderful image,especially the foreground looks superb!
very well captured and composed,
- Copyright: Matt Le Blanc (i9l2y1m8a8t3) (4496)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-09
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D5000, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor
- Exposure: f/22, 1 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-11 2:50