Monday, 31 October 2011


Murtosa beach, Portugal.

A story behind: Photography is all about light.

Three main rules govern the appearance light for photographic purposes.

Rule number 1. Quality of light: The larger the light source, the softer the light. Direct light from the sun alone will be much harsher than light coming from the sky covered with clouds ( look at the picture above ).

Rule number 2. Reflected light. Direct light is basically colourless but the light bouncing from the clouds at different level and the water surface takes the colour of the structure off which it bounces ( look at the picture above ).

Rule number 3. Intensity of light decreases in a manner inversely proportional to the square of the distance between the light source and the subject. In landscape photography this rule can be important when the light bounces for many times decreasing the quality.

That was a wonderful night for me at Murtosa, a night when shooting photos gives you a real pleasure.

Gear: Nikon D700, Nikkor 16-35 mm, ND reversed 0,6, HE 0,3

Place taken:
Murtosa, Portugal.


Shutter speed:
6 sec

Exposure bias: 0 EV

Focal Length: 16 mm

ISO: 50

Date Taken: October 30th, 2011, 18: 31



m3m said...

mmmm... kapitalne jest:) i te modne fiolety, róże i inne kolory które tylko kobiety potrafią nazwać...:)

Maciek said...

Jak przyjedziecie to pocykamy razem :))

eficienciahid said...

Excellent photo
This photo was selected for one Water Efficiency Guide we are making in Portugal. Can we use it?
We will put the link and author for you photo.
Thank you,
Best Regards,
Carlos F.

Maciek said...

Hello Carlos,
Yes, you can ! I am delighted to hear it! Please let me know how it all went. Send me a link.


eficienciahid said...

Hello Maciek,
Thank you very much. We will send you the link or in paper if you want.

Best regards.
Carlos F.

PS - You have excellent photos in your blog