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"Titans" | Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, Portugal

As the sun kissed one of the sons of Gaea, an image was kept to remember and celebrate that magical moment.

José Ramos © www.joseramos.com

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This place is called Malhada do Ouriçal, which is one of the most difficult to reach places I've been to. Even though some brave guys say it's easy, I actually found the access to this area quite dangerous, with extremely steep/vertical areas of rock, where you have to use ropes to avoid falling.

One of the few time when I went over f/14. Even though I knew diffraction would kick in at such a small aperture, the only way to get that star shaped sun with the Sigma is by using f/22. The light was extremely harsh on that day, as there were no clouds. I rarely post an image without clouds, but I think the strong elements in the image compensate that. I also had to learn how to get rid of the strong haze in the digital file, which is much easier that I thought, using Selective Colour in Photoshop.

Had to use a 4 stop soft ND grad filter to be able to control the extremely strong light, without severely underexposing the rocks in the background. Not easy at all to control light capture in this type of scenes, but I managed to do it with just one exposure.

Exposure: 30 seconds
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 200
Filters: 4 stop soft ND Grad (Hitech), 10 stop ProStop IRND (Hitech)
Tripod, remote shutter.
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maryammoradi2 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
So nice
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Haleryan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Amazing photo! 30 sec exposure in daylight! =P (Razz) 
But all in one shot. :3
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Inebriantia Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional Photographer
Yes! Done with a 10 stop ND Filter from Hitech. 
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Terrific photo!
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XandImus Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014   General Artist
w0w splendidly great pic!
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DavidKennard Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Superb shot. It might have been difficult to get there, but I think it paid off.
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my-shots Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
:thumbsup:

btw... José, please, d't forget about our Nature Photo Contest - photo-contest.deviantart.com/ :)
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nitinchamp Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Artist
gr8 shot featured on www.mediastaan.com/10-gorgeous…
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innatelykait Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
So much love for this photo!  Wow!
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Lady-Weavile-461 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
excellent
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Baher-Amin Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic and very enjoyable :clap: all the best
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RiskbreakerRiot Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Amazing!
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WhiteMinos Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great shot
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014   General Artist
great colours, composition and foreground details :nod:
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DmitrySlusar Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
fantasy..
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful photo Jose
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Camera Data

Make
SONY
Model
SLT-A77V
Shutter Speed
30/1 second
Aperture
F/22.0
Focal Length
10 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jul 20, 2013, 6:51:02 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
Sensor Size
2mm
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