Thursday, 15 December 2011

The sea stairs of Granja

Veteran outdoor photographer a.k.a me, standing on the stairs leading to the sea,
December 2011.




A story behind: After surviving harsh weather conditions that night me and my camera easily could be called "veterans of outdoor photography". High winds, 100% humidity, the waves crashing all over my body, camera and tripod with a dramatic sky and an approaching storm ( look left upper corner ) above not too mention a necessity of cleaning the lenses every 2 shots - these were the weather conditions I encountered that night when I shoot this photo.
I additionally used the ND 0. 5 filter to smooth out ripples on the sea caused by high winds during the longer exposure.
I used B&W technique. In general images with very colourful elements work best when presented in full colour. I found that photos with strong textures, interesting patterns, and/or stormy spotlighting make excellent black and white photographs. It is all about contrasts -- when I'm working with shades of Gray I'm relying heavily on contrast to develop a successful image.



Gear:
Nikon D700. Nikkor 16-35 mm. ND 0.5 filter.

Aperture:
f/22


Shutter speed:
1 sec

Exposure bias:
0 EV

Focal Length: 19 mm

ISO: 200

Place taken: Granja, Portugal.


Date Taken: Sunday, December 11th, 2011, 17: 24


Maciek.

5 comments:

Ania said...

Przepiekne sa Twoje zdjecia Maciek. Kazde kolejno sprawia, ze moje mysli staja w miejscu.Podpatruje i sie ucze:)Pozdrawiam serdecznie:)

Maciek said...

Aniu, dziękuję za tak mile słowa. Nie zasłużyłem na nie. Pozdrawiam bardzo serdecznie.

Maria said...

Zachwycające

Sonu said...

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Thank You
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b+w said...

Panie Macieju,
jeśli tak Panu pasuje fotografia fal, wody, to polecam Panu z całego serca fotografie Clifford'a Ross'a, zrobiły na mnie one ogromne wrażenie, bardzo żałuję, że nie mogłam zobaczyć ich na żywo. Może i Panu się spodobają,
pozdrawiam z Poznania, marta.