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Infinite Flow
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Copyright: Elroyie David (elroyie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 87 N: 1482] (6439)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-31
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS5D, Canon EF 17-40mm f4L, Cokin P121S Grad ND8
Exposure: f/9.0
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beautiful Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-05 12:31
Viewed: 6342
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In this picture I used 3 stops Grad ND filter to get details on the sea and the rocks below, it was very dark and I needed to use very long exposure, the frame got the movement of the clouds and the water and created one of my favorite landscape frame.
It is a little bit tricky to use very long exposure in the late sunset, because you can't measure the exposure right, each moment you need to add on the initial measured exposure, because light is vanishing quickly and the measurement is changing.

I hope you will enjoy this frame.

Exposure was for 266 seconds.


It is symbolic :) but it was the last light of the year 2007...

nglen, elizabeth, matatur, lgfoto, marhowie, iris, Art_R, gracious, eng55, aes_thor, horia, Miss_Piggy, SelenE, jargente has marked this note useful
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-05 12:36]

Hi Elroyie. This somthing very different from you but i must say i like it. The sky and colours is somthing different. and the rock and sea fantastic. good colours all round. TFS.

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2008-06-05 12:41]

Hi Elroyie,
You've caught a fantastic effect with the long exposure my friend.The drop over the edge of the rocks looks so much higher than it really is.The exposure is perfect throughout and the detail is crystal clear.....got to be a favorite.
Regards, David

Fantastic shot...266 snd!
I think is difficult with so long exposure. You are very good.


Hi Elroyie,
What a magnificant photo!
Excellent technical implementation.
The very long exposure created a very special scene.


I love this shot very much! Awesome! The colours, the reflection of the sunset on the wet rocks, the misty effect of the water and the moving clouds all add to a wonderful landscape shot which fills me with inspiration. TFS!

You've created a beautiful composition with that long exposure time Elroyie, thanks to the darkish ND filter, which also produced a nice "zooming" effect with the clouds and a silky look for the moving water. The tremendous depth and exaggerated perspective of the wide angle lens also helped to produce a dreamy image. Good work indeed!

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2008-06-05 15:15]

Excellent result Elroyie with artistic atmosphere. Very fine structures and great play of light.TFS

You've done very well here Elroyie.
Very dramatic wide angle view, the extra long exposure has turned the sky into the form of an aurora, and altered the shorelines form in an appealing and creative way..
Looks like a "dreamscape" to me :)
Hope you're doing well my friend,

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-06-05 21:03]

Hi Elroyie ,WOW!!! this is a fantastic , dramatic, masterpiece of landscape photography . absolutely stunning. great work.

Hello Elroyie,
Awesome image of seascape with great effect!
very artistic composition with good colouration
many thanks for the sharing

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-06-06 0:36]

Hi Elroyie,

A great capture with this indeed long exposure time,you managed this quite well,thanks for uploading this almost moving capture,


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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-06-06 0:38]

Dear Elroyie,
You hope we will like it ......I adore this mesmerising capture of the cloud and the vanishing light of the sun. This creates a magical concotion ...the PoV you have used here is amazing and yes i can see those clouds drifting..the motion is great ...i wonder where were you standing .....but i can easily see the scene just as you saw it...the colours up there and below so distinct..and a brief but very helpful technical notes to go with it...thanks you very much for sharing this...this goes to my favourites...

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-06 1:49]

This is incredible!!!
266 second exposure! That's massive!
It's created an awesome effect turning the sea to mist and the sky to a vortex :-)
The sky really draws the eye in and the wonderful colours catch the eye.
Pin-sharp with exceptional clarity.
Very good composition.
Excellent work!


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-06 2:43]

Hi Elroyie,
Perfect job.Well seen and composed.I liked colors,composition and visual effect a lot.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Elroyie,
Wow! This picture is well composed and the long exposure make a captive picture!

Hi Elroyie,
this is really amazing picture, perfect lanscape, light, beautiful sky and water, amazing effect with such long exposure time. Congratulations

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-06-06 10:30]

Hello Elroyie,
Wonderful photo. Don't have much time, sorry. Perfection!
Have a good weekend,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-06-06 12:39]

Hi Elroyie

I am not at all surprised that this is one of your favorite landscape shots...this is truly FANTASTIC!
The idea to go for a bulb shutter here was really great and it produced a picture full of impact and dynamism. You are indeed an expert of VERY long exposures and here is a proof why.
I love the silky, uniform look of the water and rocks from the FG, but it's the sky that is absolutely gorgeous!
Very well exposed, superbly composed, and well saturated, too!
Thank you also for posting the exact amount of your exposure...it's really useful for us who are trying to learn more from your wonderful work!


Hallo Elroyie
A magnificent portrayal of the ambience and the tranquillity of nature. A very different but peaceful and relaxing scene to look at.It has a soothing effect. Amazing textures and the difficult subject is very well captured. Attractive composition with great details. A refreshing image. Thanks for sharing
Kind regards
From another Anna

Hi Elroyie,

Excellent shot! I love the long exposure here, it's wonderful

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-07-16 1:45]

Hi Elroyie,
Stunning capture! Exposure is very well controlled. Light, colors, composition and the mood are great. Also very good use of the Grad.ND filter. Bravo and TFS

I think is difficult with so long exposure. You are very good.

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