Photographer's Note

Taken at the very moment the Sun popped up from behind the horizon and briefly illuminated the seascape before disappearing into the clouds. The moment was so short the Sun did not even fully lightened the sky, which is something I hoped for. And the moment was so short the next exposure I took looks different and somehow less effective.

I had to wake up at 4 in the morning, drive the car for about an hour, search the coastline for another hour...just to capture the best light of the morning which lasted only 8 seconds... seems to me that sunrise shots are somehow cleaner, innocent compared to sunsets, the quality of light much sharper. Or is it just our mind, hungry for new views after few hours sleep in darkness? Don't know...but personally prefer sunrise...

Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tokina 12-24mm F4 ATX Pro set at 15mm
Aperture: F22
Shutter Speed: 8 sec
ISO: 100
Other: tripod, spirit level, cable release, mirror lock up, Cokin 3 stop ND grad filter.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Juraj Jakubik (juraj-jakubik) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 55] (228)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-00-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-01-16 1:55
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