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Quite a while since I uploaded my last photo, but during the holidays I just didn't had enough time and after the holidays I was away for a week (just worked through the around 800 messages the last days).
So for christmas I got a new tripod and some ND filters and luckily had the chance to test these out on my holidays to Sylt (an island in the northsea) with a few longexposures. The first few days the water sadly wasn't far enough on the beach to get some nice subjects but on the next two days the conditions were perfect. Doing long exposures for the first time was quite hard but I still managed to get some nice shots (and also some ruined shots..)

Camera data: Nikon D5300 + Nikkor 16-85 @ 56mm with Haida ND1000 (on Mantona Tripod)| f/8.0 | 67s | ISO 200

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Wahnsinn, egal wieviele verschiedene Bilder ich schon gesehen habe, an Steinen mit Moos oder Algen kann ich mich einfach nicht sattsehen. Tolles Bild, auch der Farbkontrast zum Meer ist total stimmig. Nachdem das, wie ich gelesen habe, deine ersten Schritte in Punkto Langzeitbelichtung sind, gute Arbeit.

Zum Bild selbst möchte ich folgendes Anmerken:

- Der Fokuspunkt liegt hier (leider) in der Mitte, was für die Bildwirkung nicht optimal ist, da die ersten 5 Steine, die die Hälfte des Bildes ausmachen unscharf sind. Möglich wäre hier:

* Auf einen der vorderen Steine Fokussieren und die Blende noch weiter zumachen
* Einen Crop nach den ersten 5 Steinen machen und nur den hinteren Ausschnitt verwenden
* 2 oder mehr Bilder mit verschiedenen Fokuspunkten machen und in Photoshop zusammenfügen sodass die gewünschte Schärfentiefe erreicht wird, "Fokusstacking quasi"

- Der Bildausschnitt ist für mich nicht optimal gewählt. Einerseits kann das zentral und geradlinig platzierte Motiv nicht seine volle Wirkung entfalten, weiters wirkt es so, als würden die Steine am Horizont nach oben in den Himmel "hineinwachsen". Ich würde hier versuchen andere Blickwinkel mit einem diagonaleren Verlauf evtl sogar im Querformat zu finden.

Danke fürs sharen, alles in allem ein echter Hingucker; Weiter so!

lg Thomas
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First, the perspective in this is wonderful. I love the angle that you chose to take the picture from, and the "distance shot" is wonderfully executed.

The way that the stepping stones are rising above the water, and the reflection of the clouds as well as how it blends into the skyline on the horizon actually make this seem to be a path you would expect in a fantastical realm. Keeping the focus on the stones was certainly an excellent decision as it allowed the water to blur just enough to give it a more surreal quality.

While others have commented that the photo could have been cropped to remove the blurry stones closest to the viewer, those stones actually give me more of a feeling of a dream-state when looking at this photo. To me, that slight amount of blur adds to the impact of the picture because it pulls the viewer in more since that perspective would blur the stones for someone standing in that spot naturally. It also draws our focus out towards the path itself, rather than becoming lost in that first stone.

The only thing I might change about the image would actually be the upper edge, where the sky is slightly darker. I would crop it slightly there, to remove the darker spot and add more to the surreal feeling of the pathway.

Thanks so much for sharing this photo - it's absolutely wonderful!
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mesmerizing! :clap:
j-heuer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, appreciate it :)
GuardianOfCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful shot! I might have cropped two more stones from the bottom to remove some of the blur, but otherwise it is very well done.
j-heuer Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for your feedback :)
themaninroomfive Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Stunning, where was this taken?
j-heuer Featured By Owner Edited Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, as said in the description on Sylt, an island in north germany located in the Northsea
themaninroomfive Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Ah sorry about that (it's what happens when you're on DA at work :) )
j-heuer Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem ;)
InCenter Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Beautiful Shot... Wow...
j-heuer Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
SolemNocteInfinitus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing work!
j-heuer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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67/1 second
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56 mm
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Jan 1, 2016, 4:12:12 PM
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