_______Tech Info Pentax K5 Sigma EX 10-20mm f/4,0-5,6 DC HSM Slik 780 DX Pro | SH-807E Aperture: f/6,7 Shutter Speed: 30s ISO-Value: 200 Focal Length: 10mm Filters: None Time: 6:31am
_____Random Info Finally got around to edit a new shot. This is a shot of the barren jetties of Carrasqueira, sadly the most impressive pier got destroyed by flood some time ago so these are its remainders.
I hadn't seen a nighttime shot of these piers on DA yet so I figured early mornings blue hour accompanied by the lights of the industrial area on the opposite side of the riverdelta might look good and I wasn't mistaken, as it seems at least. Since SvenMueller and I slept right next to the entrance to the piers we had quite some time exploring the area the night before. Here I went for a rather cold white balance to counter the strong orange cast from the industrial lights which turned out to be the right decision for I really like the purple touch it added.
While standing there on the piers I found it to be intriguing that the container port on the otherside was quite the modern contradiction to the rather old fashioned fishing harbor thus the title.
_______Tech Info Pentax K5 Sigma EX 10-20mm f/4,0-5,6 DC HSM Slik 780 DX Pro | SH-807E Aperture: f/4 Shutter Speed: 30s ISO-Value: 800 Focal Length: 10mm Filters: None Time: 23:53pm
_____Random Info Another night time shot from Portugal - this time though it's not on the coastline but on top of Portugals highest elevation Mt. Torre. Motif is the old observatory right on the peak of the mountain; next to it is also a new one, but I found that to be rather difficult to photograph because the only perspective with a nice foreground had the moon right behind it leaving a sky with almost no stars.
This was actually the very first spot that SvenMueller and I visited in Portugal after driving through half of France and entire Spain during the daytime. I was a little disappointed by the fact that even at an elevation of more than 2000m there was still a pretty high humidity and that we had clouds as well - although not much it still made star trails impossible. Thus I tried to get a simple exposure with some of the stars and the observatory and feel quite happy with the results. To bad we didn't have new moon. I bet the sky would've looked even more impressive.
P.S. The light you can sea near the ridge comes from all the little villages spread across the plains at the bottom of the mountain as you can see on my ID here:
_____Random Info The famous Charmonix needles behind the maybe even more famous Lac de Chésery at dawn. SvenMueller and I got up around 4am to walk to the shores from our tent which was located a couple of minutes away (here is a picture of the tent by SvenMuelleremats.deviantart.com/gallery/#…. Although I've seen more beautiful shots of this particular location I though I might as well add my version to the already existing shots floating around on DA since I haven't seen a Panorama shot of this location as of yet. This shot is made from 3 20s exposures in horizontal format - don't be fooled by the opposing shoreline being slightly crooked at the right side that is not caused by my stitching; it actually looks like that. Hope you guys enjoy.
_______Tech Info Pentax K5 Sigma EX 10-20mm f/4,0-5,6 DC HSM Slik 780 DX Pro | SH-807E Aperture: f/6,7 Shutter Speed: 165s ISO-Value: 280 Focal Length: 10mm Filters: None Time: 6:14am
_____Random Info With our trip heading down the Atlantic coastline again SvenMueller and I decided to walk up the sloped at Praia da Adraga to shot the famous lighthouse over at Cabo da Roca, after having done so exactly one year ago during our 2012 trip to the Iberian Peninsula. This time I decided maybe an earlier time would benefit the atmosphere since my 2012 shot was taken at a later stage and my nighttime exposures weren't as good so I had to make up for it. I somehow tend to really love night time / dawn / dusk material from my most recent trip. Maybe I should deepen my expertise in this field a little more on my coming ventures. If you have any constructive criticism let me hear it.
I decided to go for a lighter framing here just like with my recent ID in order not to evoke the impression the picture is underexposed which a to think white frame might lead to sometimes.
_____Update Info After not being entirely content with my editing and getting some good feedback I decided to rework the image. I decided to clean the sky from the stars as well as rework the contrast editing on the foreground and water. Now the exposure looks way more balanced and the image seems a lot calmer in my opinion. I hope you prefer the new version.
_______Tech Info Pentax K5 Sigma EX 10-20mm f/4,0-5,6 DC HSM Slik 780 DX Pro | SH-807E Aperture: f/8 Shutter Speed: 1/6s | 1s | 8s ISO-Value: 80 Focal Length: 10mm Filters: Hoya Pro1 ND8 Time: 7:58pm
_____Random Info This is the last shot from Praia de Malhao I'll be uploading. During the last sunset in Portugal which SvenMueller and I witnessed we took quite a few compositions so I ended up with quite some good shots, some were just to good to pass up editing even theough they all feature nearly the same sky.
Also check out the other pictures down below if you like. Hope you enjoy.
I got up at night that day to try to get a nice sunrise around the "Pointe du Van", the point close to the famous "Pointe du Raz". I was hoping for red colors and a glorious sun, instead I got dark clouds and a strong wind. But anyway, a moment on this amazing point of France is always a nice one.
Pointe du Van, Finistère, Bretagne, France. @ 2015 - FB Page | Website
_______Tech Info Pentax K20D Sigma EX 10-20mm f/4,0-5,6 DC HSM Slik 780 DX Pro | SH-807E Aperture: f/5,6 Shutter Speed: 60s ISO-Value: 100 Focal Length: 14mm Filters: None Time: 4:30am
_____Random Info This is one of the many yet unprocessed shots from my trip to the Alps with SvenMueller last summer. I took quite a few different compositions of Lac de Chesery and still haven't gotten around to edit all of them. This is probably the earliest shot that I've done even before the Alpenglow set in and the mountain range was barely visible. Thanks to the 1 minute exposure though it looks very nice and tranquil even though it also resulted in some visible noise for I shot without noise reduction in order not to lose any time in between shots. It's also one of the rather dark exposures but I just like it that way because it still have some resemblance to the actual gloom which hung on the south side of the Aiguilles Rouge.
It was a blast standing there eating some chocolate cookies for breakfast while waiting for the different exposures to finish.