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Dark and Stormy, Crescent Head by MattLauder Dark and Stormy, Crescent Head by MattLauder
Ok... uploading this image is a real stab in the dark. Looking through some old trannys I found this one taken last year on a trip to the Mid North Coast.

This image was shot with a 10 stop ND filter on Velvia slide film. Now if you know film, shooting slide is hard at the best of times let alone adding in 10 stops of exposure and working that out with reciprocity failure. Well this shot came out slightly under so I had some fun with it.

Interested to know what you think.

Fuji G617 | Velvia 50 | Exposure time ??? @ F16

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Intergrativeone Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
it works!!!!
DrewHopper Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
I think it could have been taken a stop brighter to be honest, lovely effect from the exposure though. Nice :)
LadyUndone Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's beautiful. what a lighting :heart:
amazing shot :D
bada Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Really wonderful photo! :clap:
Goldleo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This gives me the feeling that the rocky shore is trying to fight off the encroaching darkness... and losing. Instead of trying to counter the underexposure you embraced it, and I applaud you for that. :clap: It takes guts!

The fact that you posted an image that doesn't necessarily fit right along with your gallery of perfection makes this one stand out. My fav of your work, so far.
PictureElement Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009   Photographer
Wonderful exposure and a great composition. Maybe it could be a bit brighter! The foreground doesn't have any details at all...
MattLauder Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
I think adding foreground detail would take the focus off the center area. In the shot the darkness looks deliberate and adding a small amount of foreground detail I dont think would work with this image, the shot dosen't have the capture information to add the detail I would like and I only edit my work for their max print size, not so it only looks good online. Thanks for the feedback.
FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
Definitely agree with you here, especially if the info of the FG is not there. The focus drawn to the centre is excellent!
PictureElement Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009   Photographer
It definitely would. Of course that's all about your intention. If you aim to center focus the image in that way then it works and if there is no potential in the image to dodge the FG then there is no other option of course.
Nevertheless I prefer detailed foregrounds (it is the first thing you look on) especially when it is so beautiful.
The slight dark cast on the left and right edge just take off some brilliance in my eyes.
It's still a great photo.
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