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Talisker Bay - Skye
© Duncan_Andison, Apr 2012
Camera used: Canon 5d mkii
5*VOTING: number of votes 35
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Lovely this one Duncan. What sort of exposure here, and have you used any filters?
Sean Kelly - 29/Jun/12
Cheers Sean. The exposure for this one was ISO 50 - f/18 - 2 Sec - 17-40L lens @ 17mm. I used a 3 stop ND Grad to balance the sky. This helps to avoid the need for tinkering around with it in Photoshop.
When the sun gets to the level it is in this shot, the camera is set up with the filter in place on a tripod and I will move quickly up the beach taking multiple shots in different locations. I use live view to compose the shot, take three exposures using a remote shutter release. Normally a half stop in between each exposure so at least one will be near perfect. This way I will end up with about 6 or more different shots from one sunset. I think I still have 3 shots from this night to process. Absolutely beautiful sand, black and silver flecks, amazing.
Duncan_Andison - 29/Jun/12
Yes, it's the superb foreground and magical light that makes this photo sing. The actual sky is not that special, but too many posters on UKC forget about the importance of the foreground when shooting a sunset (or dawn)for that matter. Well done!
Sean Kelly - 29/Jun/12
Spot on about the sky, not enough going on to make it a big feature so I cropped most of it out, I was just glad the clouds didn't close in altogether and block out the sun in the last minute, it was close!
Duncan_Andison - 29/Jun/12
lovely lines around the rock pool in the foreground
Mike421 - 30/Jun/12
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
UKH Photos - 01/Jul/12
Great set of photographs, Duncan, of an amazing place! Superb
David Dear - 01/Jul/12
Thanks Dave... Much appreciated
Duncan_Andison - 02/Jul/12
Fantastic set of photos, Duncan. These are the kind of photos i aspire to.
Dream - 04/Jul/12
Wow, thanks Dream... You have a good eye yourself!
Duncan_Andison - 04/Jul/12
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