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The Living Infinite

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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/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.

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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

"The Living Infinite" drags the viewer right into the picture. The soft blur due to the long exposure emits pure calmness. Those rough rocks make for an interesting contrast and give the picture more depth, they attract and build some tension, without them the calmness couldn't be conveyed. Blue tones dominate the picture and generate a cold feeling.
The viewer stands on the cost after a long, harsh and cold day, breathing the fresh air. Instant relaxation overcomes the mind, with a warm tea waiting back home.
This piece of art is carefully composed and presented to the audience, well done!
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MaximeCourtyProfessional Photographer
Superb work, great balance in composition. The texture of the underwater sand is just gorgeous.
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NicolasAlexanderOttoProfessional Photographer
Thanks! I got really lucky with the pattern in the sand! :D
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Janek-Sedlar Photographer
Amazing Atmo :clap:
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NicolasAlexanderOttoProfessional Photographer
Thank you. Glad you like it. :)
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EmmmBeeeHobbyist Photographer
Like the smooth transition from the sand over the thin water layer to the mist (...at least it looks like mist...).
The texture of the sand in the foreground is fantastic.
Great shot!
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NicolasAlexanderOttoProfessional Photographer
Thanks. Glad you like it. Had a good surge to facilitate this. :D
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EmmmBeeeHobbyist Photographer
Hope you could keep your feet dry... Emote: Grin
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NicolasAlexanderOttoProfessional Photographer
Nope ;)
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ElinasArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Schöne Farben =)
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NicolasAlexanderOttoProfessional Photographer
:thanks:
ElinasArt's avatar
ElinasArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Magic Dummy
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Koopa90Hobbyist Photographer
The rock off to the left looks like the remains of a sunken ship. Very mysterious, Graveyard for ships.
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NicolasAlexanderOttoProfessional Photographer
Haha, most indeededly. =P

Sadly there is only one ship on the portugese coast that ran aground and all my pictures of it suck due to bad weather. :D
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ColinHSillerudProfessional Photographer
Very nice to see a great image taken in something other than the golden hour. well done sir.
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NicolasAlexanderOttoProfessional Photographer
Thank you. Actually I prefer the darker moods most of the time. At least I've come to really enjoy the twilights gloom. :)
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ColinHSillerudProfessional Photographer
Yeah, I can see your attention to dark moods in your gallery. I like all that stuff very much as well. I look forward to more.
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NicolasAlexanderOttoProfessional Photographer
Thanks, I hope there will be more to come soon. :)
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FelixIndenProfessional Photographer
Grosses Kino würd ich sagen. Super Gestaltung und die Belichtung passt super- die schön düstere Stimmung untermalt die zackige Szene. Top!
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NicolasAlexanderOttoProfessional Photographer
Danke sehr. :)
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FelixIndenProfessional Photographer
:)
Meema's avatar
MeemaHobbyist Photographer
Exceptional shot. Very well done.
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NicolasAlexanderOttoProfessional Photographer
Thank you. :D
allthingswillbe's avatar
Perfect with the fog and right down the the color variation in the grains of sand. Kudos!
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