_______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: 1s ISO-Value: 100 Focal Length: 10mm Filters: Haida ND64 Time: 7:34pm
_____Random Info My first black and white submission from my 2nd Trip to Portugal. This is taken at the majestic Praia do Castellejo which is part of the Algarve coastal area. It's propably one of the biggest and most atmospheric beaches in Portugal but not only for it's ominous cliffs but the scattered rocks and the famous sea stack which is also featured in this picture. I already miss shooting the surge and the sand between my toes although I bet my trusty Slik tripod doesn't it's completely rusty and difficult to handle after now more than 5 weeks of beach shooting in it's lifetime. No way I'll ever get it to work properly again but I guess that's how it goes. Worth every buck though.
You can see a view of the cliffs here:
Here is SvenMueller take on the scenery a couple of minutes earlier:
And a nighttime shot which I took last year also at Praia do Castelejo:
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Photography allows to capture timeless pictures but such scenes only last a few minutes, and each one is very unique. The most interesting ones amongst infinite combination of lighting, clouds, perspective and composition, are definitely very precious moments.
Sunrise, vallée de l'Impradine, Cantal, France.
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A recent trip to Northumberland allowed me one day of photography and this is the place I have always wanted to re-visit. This is where photography becomes frustrating... there was absolutely no clouds howeverthe soft sunrise light was still nice. Decide to combine 2 shoots. Sky was taken 1.5h before sunrise and bottom half 10 min before sunrise, this give me chance to get soft light on rocks.
_______Tech Info Pentax K5 Sigma EX 10-20mm f/4,0-5,6 DC HSM Slik 780 DX Pro | SH-807E Aperture: f/10 Shutter Speed: 45s ISO-Value: 100 Focal Length: 10mm Filters: Haida ND1000 Slim Time: 8:25am
_____Random Info This shot was taken at one of Portugals most famous beaches: Praia da Adraga near Sintra. These characteristic stone formations were certainly a challenge to compose but luckily I had the right winds and clouds for creating a dynamic sky and enough surge for the misty-touched midground which contrasts the dark tonalities of the sand very well. I do prefer such ominous pictures over the classic sundown anytime, so I am very content with the outcome.
And major thanks to JanPusdrowski for lending me his lens hood for the trip. Without it most of my seascapes would've suffered under the weather circumstances even more, with rain drops coming from all sides most of the time.
Dzień obfity w chmury i błękitne niebo należy do rzadkości ostatnimi czasy. Jadę nad jezioro Mietkowskie, jest chwile po 14:00. Mam nadzieję że znajdę coś ciekawego, wszak jestem pierwszy raz po tej stronie jeziora. Wyschnięte na wpół jezioro odkrywa swoje skarby, raz stare opony, raz spróchniałe konary drzew. Jest 16:00 a ja nie znalazłem jeszcze nic ciekawego. O zgrozo! Światło zapowiada się idealnie, niebo jest ciekawe a ja szukam motywu! Spoglądam na oddalony konar, zatopiony na wpół w lodzie. Może i się nada. Rozstawiam się ze sprzętem i nagle widzę to: Dwa, rozdarte, wielkie płaty lodu rozdzielone wodą, idealne! Olać konar Rozkładam statyw, zakładam obiektyw szerokokątny. Filtr ND400 aby rozmyć chmury, dwa filtry szare połówkowe nd8 i nd2 aby wyrównać natężenie światła w kadrze. Zostało mi 30 minut do zachodu. A może iść dalej i szukać? Nie. Czekam na dogodny moment. Wszystko ucichło, jedynie mewy dają koncert. Nawet wiatr ustał. Tylko w moim kadrze pozostają chmury, reszta nieba jest prawie czysta od obłoków. Słońce powoli zachodzi, to ten moment. Czas naświetlania to 1.5 minuty ale biorąc pod uwagę że cały czas robi się ciemniej, ustawiam na 2 minuty. Lustro opada, nie może być lepiej Po dwóch kilometrach dochodzę do samochodu, z Bon Iver'em w głośnikach jadę do domu.
This should get the Force flowing in some people...
is a fairly new render artist (new to me at least) decided to open up commissions recently so I figured I'd get in on this, and here's the first of three(!) pics he did for me. He's got a character that I figured Adaavia should meet and she will, just gotta post the cheesecake first. Anyway enjoy the picness and go see the guy's gallery wouldja?
The old business is wondering how many issues of PlayJedi anyone has ever come out with: Art by Character by Character creation rules by Wizards of the Coast
Strawberry poison dart frog (Oophaga pumilio), Boca del Drago morph. I got this shot when it was resting - a rare moment indeed :-/
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Canon 7D Tamron 180mm macro 2.5 sec @ ISO200, f/11 natural light Boca del Drago, Panama