I try to capture the dreamy atmosphere before sunset,by the longer exposure.Hope you feel the same ambiance like me.
At the bottom,the exposure is 20 seconds,at the sky is 2 seconds.The contrast beteen sky and sea shore is strong,so I used a piece of black card waving in front of the lens,to avoid over exposure.
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digi-mom (1064) 2004-06-01 14:35
It is exactly like a dream - the exposure made it unreal. I love the colors. Did you have to do any post-work? Can you tell us more about this place in your photographer's note?
ephemere33 (9743) 2004-06-01 14:38
sorti d'un film fantastique ce merveilleux cliché...superbes couleurs chaudes...une atmosphère spéciale....je suis en admiration devant cette photo...un grand bravo...bi
phd (177) 2004-06-01 14:39
The long exposure almost turns water into mist, and yet the rocks keep a very sharp texture. Very nice !
eleparc (24063) 2004-06-01 14:45
superb shot Pauz.. did you use an orange filter or pp on PS? the use of long speed and close aperture was certainly an excellent choice to get this dreamy and foggy aspect;-))bravo!
pem (264) 2004-06-01 15:02
Wow, I'm asking myself how exacly you did that.. Any photoshop process? Great shot. Good colors and you really were able to get your point. Congrat.
Hanssie (10886) 2004-06-01 15:06
Return To Fantasy !
Very, very nice work, Pauz !
Edwin (188) 2004-06-01 15:13
A very appealing and moody result. Technically very good executed, my only suggestion that might improve the composition is to crop that rock attached the lower left corner. But consider that as just being my tiny little nit-pick, your capture is of great quality!
elroyie (2750) 2004-06-01 15:20
It is deffenetly a dreamy atmosphere!!!
Great picture and very special composition and colours, the long exposure is working like a magic!
sengir (4956) 2004-06-01 15:58
wow! I can recognize your works from miniature, they are becoming more and more impressing with every picture!
didcreole (962) 2004-06-01 16:02
Very good atmosphère, the long exposure (how long ?) is definitely a good idea. Your technique is perfect, but Clochette is right, you should participate by criticizing the picture of other members.
Jax (239) 2004-06-01 16:41
Very moody shot great composition and colours.
natlo (209) 2004-06-01 16:42
Wow. I'd really like to know how you did that. I love it.
nickthegreek82 (1708) 2004-06-01 16:43
Unbelievable shot!!!!So warm colours ,so mysterius ...very well done!please...keep shooting , you are doing great job!
dominique (11414) 2004-06-01 16:46
Bel effet sur l'eau et de bien belles couleurs , le cadrage est tres bon , du beau travail .
gerouss (55) 2004-06-01 21:03
This is an incredible shot! I cannot believe how surreal the water makes the shot, although the rocks brings you back to reality...Very nice!
coucie (216) 2004-06-01 23:11
Fantastic! its a place every one would like to be at one time in your entire life. You have capture perfectly this beautiful atmospher!!Bravo!
Darren (6823) 2004-06-01 23:53
Very nice shot Pauz. Clearly this shows a lot of technical understanding to go with your artistic viewpoint. Really nice to see more postings from Taiwan in the past little while.
nfriedli (1060) 2004-06-02 17:16
Perfect! Incredible quality. Nice technique. Really good composition. Cheer!
ChrisJ (117199) 2004-06-03 7:24
WOW! Fantastic time exposure
Galeota (10352) 2004-06-03 8:12
Fabulous photograph. B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L*
Clever (14) 2004-06-08 10:55
hdl (7035) 2004-06-17 13:51
Waaw. This is surreal! Incredible. Nice work.
Jan100 (158) 2004-07-14 7:21
I love this mysterious photograph although I would have loved a more detailed note about where this is......Great picture!
deud (1920) 2004-08-13 3:11
The dream come truth!
Zanni (6108) 2004-10-09 14:06
Amazing atmosphere. Great profession. Useful notes
spyros60 (150) 2004-10-12 16:02
Just a dreaming pic!!!! thanks for sharing.
High quallity and fine aesthetic!!!
andreineamtu (466) 2004-11-15 18:25
great shot, i wonder if the exposure wasn't too long.. was it evening/night ?
gemme (43) 2004-11-22 15:14
Incredible shot! Dreamy indeed... The exposure trick is a good idea, I must try that.
shangri-la (353) 2004-12-10 9:46
wahow, quelle belle image, très douce et "cotonneuse", j'aime beaucoup l'atmosphère qui se dégage de l'eau... par contre, en voyant la couleur du ciel, on pourrait imaginer qu'un feu s'est déclaré derrière la montagne... bizarre!
kency (2352) 2005-01-29 0:47
Good work pauz,you got a scharp eye on things
i like the dream look.
puister (570) 2005-01-31 7:55
You sure managed to create that ambiance you mention. What a dreamy athmosphere you have created!
shahjh (25) 2005-02-03 20:30
Its just grt pic. How can u get different exposure for top and bottom?
anil-ahuja (327) 2005-02-03 20:36
Pauz this is a perfect dream pix straight out of Total Recall! I remember we used to try and make such landscapes in a software called KPT Bryce but never got it real. Especially the idea of controlling overexposure and making the hill dark and the rocks vivid with that detail is very nice. Well thought and executed. Please tell what kind of post processing was done.
H2OKOT (180) 2005-03-31 22:41
Dude, one of the best pictures I have seen. The dreamy atmosphere is definatelly there and I wish, that you could tell me more of how you achived a shot like this ??? It is amazing. Makes you want to fall asleep :))
Andre-H (1271) 2005-12-14 1:35
Thanks for the info. Doing it this way sure did pay off; this is a wonderfully atmospheric and beautiful photo.
krakowiak (4762) 2006-01-22 14:33
Your photo is a beautyful result of hard PP work.
The rocks on the moody bottom of this photo looks like peaks hidden in the clouds :) Amazing
atctim (73) 2006-01-23 1:30
Great color and the effect of the long exposure with the waves is great. I give you credit for coming up with a technique on how to do a long exposure without overexposing the top part. Good work
Svillegas (1169) 2006-01-23 10:40
Wow! Really nice and mystical shot, really nice atmosphere captured. Wonderful colours, great use of the dof and superb composition.
saguzar (862) 2006-02-24 18:37
It`s really a wonderful dream this photo, excellent for wallpaper.
superb colours, composition, mist effect..
rajhema (1873) 2006-03-12 10:06
spectacular 20 seconds. it gave a golden glow to the entire picture. a smokey effect on the rocks. Great on Pauz.
MLINES (12516) 2006-05-23 2:57
Pauz, Very creative result you achieved with this. I have never heard of that method to split the photo during shooting. Very good result. Murray.
ahhow (116) 2006-06-01 1:19
Great skill of photography, this is trully amazing shot!
paulosilva (200) 2006-06-06 7:13
Amazing Shot. Your work in general is excellent and the technique mentioned by you makes all sense but I have never eard of it. I will try it in the future. Well done!
niv_coh (40) 2006-06-06 7:22
superb shot .. i liked the idea with the black card can you explain more about that plz..
smo (60) 2006-06-06 7:36
Nice ..good composition, and very creative way to do a split ND filter.
However, it appears to have underexposed the mountain there. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not; on the one hand, it creates a nice silhoutte; on the other hand, the transition to silhoutte looks unnatural. If you'd rather have only the sky be ND'd like that, I would try doing multiple exposures and combining them in photoshop.
Then again, the more I look at it, the better that silhoutte looks ..hmm. Not sure how I feel about it, really.
clarita (654) 2006-06-12 17:00
the imagination/creativity/artistry of this shot is majestic/great.
you framed this shot well from a lower angle adn captured splendid soft waves/golden colours/hues.
job well done.
arnoud1976 (1191) 2006-06-13 4:41
wow wow wow, very smooth sweet shot here!
makes me want to get out and play with long exposure times. tfs!! arnoud
soumik1976 (185) 2006-09-09 5:12
This is surreal, Pauz. Great skill in capturing the breathtaking landscape. The atmosphere, the colors...it is almost unbelievable. TFS.
huni (132) 2006-09-09 5:26
Amaizingly good idea to capture in such a way seaside. Thanks for note, very, very useful.
bigric (2873) 2007-03-17 16:20
I will now have to try some long exposure photos to see how I will go. I will try to use the black card swiping.Just a very little crop/brush out of the left hand rock out of the picture would give it a more balanced effect.
branthecrow (64) 2008-02-19 4:47
Verdaderamente, es una gran fotografía. Es una lástima que la piedra que hay en la esquina inferior izquierda desvía algo la atención... ¡nada que no se pueda arreglar con Photoshop!.
Me gusta especialmente el color y la muy cuidada exposición.
También el detalle en las rocas es sorprendente, en contraste con la suavidad del cielo y del agua "congelada" por la larga exposición.
Mi veredicto: Muy buena... casi perfecta.
Mi más sincera enhorabuena.
abagorro (187) 2008-03-31 5:37
Spectacular tones. Congratulations for such a pleasing image.
phildar77360 (328) 2013-11-09 14:59
Quelle atmosphère étrange, presque surréaliste.
Tres belle composition...
- Copyright: pauz chen (pauzmantoll) (1338)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-10-21
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D100, Nikkor 20/f2.8, RAW @ ISO 200, kenko ND.8
- Exposure: f/22
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2004-06-01 14:32
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