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2nd PlaceSurreal RIver at night
Alexkc


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Challenge: Minimalist Landscape III (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony A7S mark 2
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 G ED
Date: Feb 12, 2017
Date Uploaded: Feb 21, 2017

Thanks everyone for votes and comments!

This one has been taken on the Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides, during a video session (time-lapse). I have been on this beach several times and shot a lot of videos. There is this red river that shapes a surreal path among the textures created by the tides.

The centered composition had no alternatives: I was at 14/15mm. with the 14-24 and I wanted foreground and stars. It surely lacks some dynamics, ma it is tje best I have been able to get at 2am. after a veeeeery long day of shooting :)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 61
Avg (all users): 6.7258
Avg (commenters): 8.1111
Avg (participants): 6.5938
Avg (non-participants): 6.8667
Views since voting: 633
Views during voting: 117
Votes: 62
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0


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03/03/2017 09:15:08 PM
Congrats for the Red. The blue sky is amazing
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03/03/2017 02:51:06 PM
Congratulations Alex! Major good.
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03/03/2017 10:01:33 AM
Originally posted by kirbic:

You obviously had a lot of moonlight! I really would like to see more stars, but with that much moonlight you are limited as to what you can get. Timing with a low lunar % illumination would be necessary to get the right balance of starry sky and illumination of the land. It's possible under starlight only (new moon), but you need a *lot* of exposure time.


Fritz thanks for your comment. We had almost full moon. It's impossible to take videos in pitch black conditions and my friend/colleague Fortunato (several times awarded in the most important nature contests in the world) loves to take images during moonlit nights. Even with a super ISO monster like A7SII you need moon in the sky. In this case I was shooting time-lapse and this one was the sequence I shot before taking the photo:

Moon
03/03/2017 09:41:48 AM
You obviously had a lot of moonlight! I really would like to see more stars, but with that much moonlight you are limited as to what you can get. Timing with a low lunar % illumination would be necessary to get the right balance of starry sky and illumination of the land. It's possible under starlight only (new moon), but you need a *lot* of exposure time.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/02/2017 11:55:01 PM
Wonderful shot. I love the rich colours. It's amazing how they can develop out of a night shot! Top 3.
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03/02/2017 11:18:45 PM
I really love this high contrast image and the texture in the sand is quite dynamic. Bumping up.
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03/02/2017 09:19:52 AM
This is my top ranked image in this challenge. I expect this will ribbon. The sand and water detail is fantastic. The stars add a lot, too. If I could change one thing, it would be the location of the horizon line. At middle/center you create a dilemma for the viewer, as to whether to look up or down. Not an easy thing to do, but if you could have included all of this with a horizon line away from dissecting the scene so precisely.
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03/02/2017 07:14:29 AM
Perfect! Beautiful sky, serene landscape. There is so little in this photo which keeps it minimalist, but what is there has impact. A 10 from me.
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02/27/2017 10:09:10 AM
That is sublime. Great colors and combination of smooth/sharp.
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02/26/2017 06:20:11 PM
REally Really love this shot. The one thing that keeps me from scoring it higher is minimilism says to me minimal color, minimal subject matter, mostly negative space and this image is so rich in color. Love this image all around.
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02/26/2017 01:04:12 PM
Wow, beautifully intense colours and I love the composition.
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02/25/2017 11:56:23 AM
Too bad you called this image surreal or we would have told you this.
bump
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02/24/2017 10:39:16 AM
lovely
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