Sing us a song
A song to keep us warm
There is such a chill,
Such a chill
Im taking you back with me to my little island once again for another rocky sunset
and another story!
yeah, I know, just skip
This shot was taken in December (12/12/2008 to be exact). Best thing about December is that sunsets take place really early so the only thing I have to do on a day that looks promising is just hang around a bit more at school and pick one of the beaches so close to it for a sunset session. Thats exactly what I did on that day and I revisited the old port, the place where Under the Red
was shot just a day before. I had already composed, set my camera on the tripod and was preparing to mount my filters when I heard a voice coming from the sea, right below me Hello Missy!
Gave me such a start I almost dropped the whole set of filters, camera included, into the sea! I mean the place is kind of deserted this time of the year but a voice from behind me or next to me would be expected. Τhis was definitely
coming from the sea and it was way toο heavy to be that of a mermaid and it was way too early in December to assume it belonged to Santa (not so sure Id been such a good girl anyways)!
Turned out it was a diver whose spear gun had broken and he asked me if I could bring him some sort of spare from his truck. I obliged and he sat there, right into my frame trying to fix it and I helped him not because Im nice but because I wanted him out as soon as possible! Maybe he would have looked nice as a figure in his black underwater suit with his spear gun but I definitely wasnt gonna ask him to stand perfectly still for a whole minute in case he shot me with it! Anyway, soon he left (made quite a noisy/splashy exit too) and I was able to take my long exposure shot wishing he wouldnt catch a humongous fish and pop right into my frame asking me to take a picture of him with his catch.
he didnt!Minimal contrast, levels and curves adjustments during RAW conversion in Nikon Capture NX2 .
Hope you enjoy your visit here!Location
: Limnia port, Chios island tech stuff
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm @20mm
Shutter Speed: 54"
Filters: Lee 3 stop soft grad ND (0.9), Lee 1 stop soft grad ND (0.3), B+W 77E 110 (10 stop ND)