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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D3
Shutter Speed
603/10 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
17 mm
ISO Speed
1100
Date Taken
Aug 25, 2011, 9:42:54 PM
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Stellify by AndyMumford Stellify by AndyMumford
It's an age since I submitted here....apologies.

Although I've hardly been shooting landscapes (it's wedding season now) I've still got lots of work that I should add to my gallery here.

Anyway, here's my most recent landscape. Taken last week about an hour after sunset. The lack of clouds made it a boring sunset, but perfect for shooting the stars in the nights sky.

This is Castelejo beach, which I've photographed many times before. On Portugal's protected south west coast, it's a long way from any built up areas and has less light pollution than many beaches in the Algarve. I was completely alone on the beach when I took this, there probably wasn't anyone else within kilometers of me. No mobile reception, just the dark sky, the stars and the noise of the ocean.

I worked by torchlight, composing and focusing by taking practice shots as most of the details in this shot weren't visible to the naked eye - I couldn't see the rock, couldn't see the yellow light (which is ambient light from a few towns further up the coast).

To record this light, the camera is set to a high ISO and the aperture is wide open.

17mm
ISO 1100
60s
f2.8
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aangvento Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
The stars... the sun! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
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luc1401 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome!
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Veox1 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful.
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doctoryanko Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice!
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McMistress Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing.
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Dance0927 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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fyredrgn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. Peaceful.
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
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yeleme Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
wow!!! amazing! i love your job
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pollinate Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
This is so beautiful I almost can't take it. I need to visit this place someday.
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