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Nighttime Companions

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_______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: 1100
   Focal Length: 10mm
   Filters: None
   Time: 10:51pm

_____Random Info
   Another shot from Castelejo Beach earlier this year. This shot was taken after the moon had risen behind the cliffs and illuminated the ocean and beach. After shooting the sunset SvenMueller and I stayed a little longer on the beach because I wanted to shoot the nightsky but due to the fullmoon light and the extremely high humidity there wasn't much to see aside those two, brightest stars which had accompanied us all the way through Portugal (actually those are the planets Venus and Jupiter, but heh :D), as some of the only stars we'd see at night after descending from Mt. Torre.

   After I took some shots of the cliffs and the moons reflection in a puddle the flood left over and SvenMueller decided to call it a day. I figured I may as well shot the beach's iconic stone formation with our two nighttime companions. The conditions for the shoot were in fact not very good, since there weren't only the light problems already mentioned but also severe winds howling over the beach. I must say that seeing the cloud's shadows run over the cliffs and the beach ever southwards, was very impressive and intense but my lens was smudged every few seconds so I had trouble cleaning it every interval. After I was done shooting I really feared that my camera might have taken some damage because it was really wet as if it had rained for half and hour, but since the K5 is weather sealed nothing happened; my battery grip wasn't as fortunate though from time to time the battery simply isn't recognized by the camera, a little buggy but not the end of the world, surely worth the shots. Hope you enjoy.

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So bright! Absolutely gorgeous. You can catch the stars another time, I love this shot the way it is.
NicolasAlexanderOtto's avatar
Haha, yeah but catching stars is always difficult. :P
Jsvn's avatar
Thanks for all the tech and shoot information. it's really interesting and helpful!
o0oLUXo0o's avatar
Thanks For Sharing! [link] :highfive:
NicolasAlexanderOtto's avatar
Thanks for the feature. ;)
MatthiasHaltenhof's avatar
wunderbar ruhige atmosphäre
NicolasAlexanderOtto's avatar
Tya, gibt leider nicht so ganz die Umstände der Aufnahmebedingungen wieder. :D
JanPusdrowski's avatar
Die Farben, vorallem der Tiefblaue Himmel ist klasse! :) Sehr schön!
NicolasAlexanderOtto's avatar
Tya, Nachthimmel bei Vollmond und ohne Lichtverschmutzung sieht anscheinend so aus. :D
Bojkovski's avatar
wonderful work
o0oLUXo0o's avatar
Great Shot! Love the Detail and Color!
rdalpes's avatar
Zakily's avatar
aaaahhhh...deeply impressive...actually breathtaking view! :clap:
ragnaice's avatar
Gorgeous! I love the how the water is reflecting the moonlight and in fact the lighting is just overall beautiful :D It's like someone's shining a huge spotlight on the stone formation :)
NicolasAlexanderOtto's avatar
Hehe, yeah the moon was extremely bright. I mean I didn't even have to use f/4 or ISO 1600. :D
luis-costa's avatar
Excellent capture
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