So I set the alarm to 5 am and drove to Schönhagen. It was a great feeling getting out so early and cruising through the land with my favorite music – hoping for magic 😉
Once I arrived at the beach I checked where the sun will rise on the horizon, arranged the beach chairs, cleaned the place a little and set up the camera.
About a hour later the sun was greeting and enlightened the scene 😉
My vision was to have contrast in the sky and the foreground and a creamy sea to separate the different layers.
Therefore the image is a manual blend of three single images:
• short exposure for the sky
• long exposure for the sea
• mid exposure for the foreground
I’m really happy with the result and so glad I got up that early.
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This was taken during the last winter. I found this crocodile like wooden structure really interesting I get down into the water bare footed. When I came out of the water I could not feel my legs because it was winter and the water was from melted ice 😛 Anyway I was quite happy with the shot 🙂 Hope you will like it
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I know first thing people will think about is how it is possible to get the milkyway when there is such a bright moon. Well my expression was exactly similar when I shot this. This was taken at a single time (nothing has been taken separately Even we did not know there is a milky way. When we were shooting another composition with the moon we saw the moon with milky way in raw file (it was hardly visible with naked eyes). After watching this it immediately reminds me the great capture of Michael Shainblum who captured the moon with the milky way. Well still someone may think that I am making a nice story, so here is the link for one of the raw file(I hope it works, if not u can ask me).
Technical details: For this particular shot I used the 16-35 canon lens just because of the monstar. The lens is great for monstar. This is a panorama of 12 images and one exposure for the moon. For the monstar I used aperture 9 and for the rest of the image aperture 2.8. The transition in color was real (no color gradient has been added). There is a city behind the field in the left. So a huge light pollution comes from it. I tried some foreground elements but nothing was interesting except this anti-aircraft gun placed during the world war. I quite like the way it was pointing towards the milkyway. The glow on the gun is from the moon. It was so bright that an artificial light source was not needed to light the foreground.
A great thanks to my friend Attilio Di Giangiacomo who asked me to join him for a night photography and he showed me this great location. Not only that I didn’t have my camera as it has been sent to the service centre. So he also allows me to use his camera for this shot.
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Went to desert with few friends where they showed me this I have seen very less in this part of the world, the textures & shapes were amazing… 🙂
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