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It's just nice to be out taking photos again after so long....

At the weekends, I have a tendency to be lazy...look out the window and think "Hmm, could be a good sunset tonight" but get bogged down by the little things that I need to do at home, and discouraged by the drive through a busy Lisbon, then out on the motorway to get anywhere to shoot.

When I go away on trips, it's different, but back at home in the city....the inspiration just isn't the same.

But yesterday I was determined to go out and do some shooting. Blue skies interspersed with rain showers made me think we'd have a good sunset, and I texted Hugo ~arqhugo to ask him if he wanted to meet up.

Despite having the flu, he dragged himself out and we met up on the west coast near Guincho, on the coast where I first started shooting waterscapes. He showed me this location, one I'd been interested in shooting for a while, and looking at the sky, we both thought it was going to be interesting.
In a perfect world the tide would have been half a meter higher, but considering we were protected from the worst of the spray and wind, and the sunset turned into one of the nicest I've ever seen in Portugal, I guess I can't really complain.

You can see Hugo's shot here.

My shot has a cooler cast because I was using the Lee Big Stopper x10ND filter. It's a lovely filter, but it does have a really blue cast. I corrected this using some advice I got from *KirlianCamera Basically, in Capture NX2, I reset the white balance to Daylight-Shade, and then used Pro Contrast in Nik Color Efex Pro - the best plug in I have ever seen.
It's still a little blue, but I've decided to leave it like this to offer a contrast to the other, much warmer shots I'll upload from the same session.

Thanks to Hugo for coming along, it was great to finally get out shooting together, more than a year after we first made plans to do so, and also good to meet ~PauloALopes Looking forward to seeing what he produced from the same sunset.

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Taken at Cabo Raso, Guincho, Portugal
Nikon D3 w/ Nikkor 17-35mm 2.8
Gitzo GT2541 tripod w/ Gitzo GH1780QR ballhead
Singh Ray 4 Stop Reverse ND Grad | Lee x10 Big Stopper ND
60 secs | f8 | ISO400 | 17mm

Workflow in Nikon Capture NX2. Title in PS

Thanks in advance for any comments or faves.
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:iconriglis:
riglis Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool & Perfect .
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PedroKin Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shoot, where i can find this place? i walked all the way in Cabo raso trying to find this spot, it has been shoot many times, and i dont think i want to even shoot it anymore but i want to know where is it, out of curiosity :)
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partoftime Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
great picture... so smouth...
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Thanks so much
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AndyMPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Thanks so much
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AndyMPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem!
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peewee1002 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Good evening,

My name is Peter Sawyer and I write on behalf of Phototuts+ ([link])

I would like to feature this image in an article I am currently writing about long exposure photography.
A link to the image, and the name of the piece would be given in the article.

Please let me know if you are ok with this ASAP.

Thanks Peter
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
No problem, thanks for asking
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peewee1002 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome.

Might be a month or two until it goes up... editors choice. Will send a link when I can.
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SURFZUP Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Thats truly amazing! :wave:
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Thanks so much
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cupfulofstars Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
that's so cool :0
i love the clouds (if that is clouds) under the cliffs and the shot is just amazing
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Thanks a lot. Under the cliffs it's actually water that's very blurred because of the very long exposure
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cupfulofstars Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome!
ohh that's so cool :0
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
Pro contrast rulez!! :#1:

Looks great! I like the cold hues!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Cheers mate, Nik Color Efex Pro is f'kin brilliant
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daniel2501 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
wonderful!!
i can imagine lord of the ring characters waking in this place =)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Thanks again
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dwth Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Student Artist
This photo has been featured on Thumbs of the Week 149th .:wave:
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justeline Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
The Big Stopper has a very strong blue cast indeed, I experimented with it on our last trip and I found that setting a custom white balance and pushing the Kelvin to 9000 or so fixed the problem but I prefer fixing it latter on in Capture FX too.
Wonderful shot Andy, I hope Kozy doesn't appear with his usual wise@$ comments this time :D
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Thanks again Maria, glad you like it
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KaitlynGrenier Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Great to see new stuff from you! :)

I faved Hugo's shot earlier when I looking though Light Inspired... It's neat seeing two different photographers points of view of the same place.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Cheers Kat.
Yeah, November was productive, I had two really good shoots out on the coast, and still have about 5 shots to submit from them both.
It was good shooting with Hugo, we've been talking about doing it for well over a year, and as it turns out we've got him involved as the architect on our project (we fired the old one), and we get on really well. I think we'll both motivate each other to get out more and take pictures more often, and hopefully in the winter holidays we can get some more shooting done.
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KaitlynGrenier Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Oh goody! I can't wait to see the others.... :)
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Burning-Liquid Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010   Photographer
Beautifull!
You finially got the Lee x10 huh!:)
Amazing location and capture as always.

Fernando
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Thanks so much
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Sanlucar Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Beautiful!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Thanks
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franpi43 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Belle photo.
bravo et merci pour le partage
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Thankyou so much
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Rykardo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Bom trabalho Andy, este um dos locais que também está na minha lista algum tempo, mas como vivo relativamente longe ainda não tive oportunidade para ir para esses lados :)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Thanks Ricardo. When you visit here, it's pretty hard to find, I've walked past the place a hundred times and never seen it, it's a little hidden
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Rykardo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Quando eu for tenho de levar o Hugo :D
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inmymind81 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup: :nod: Great!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Thankyou
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Jazzhead Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Beautifully done
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Thanks
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my-dark-desire Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
hi! i've featured this photo in here
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thank you for the inspiration :3
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PRibeiro Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
parabens pela foto

adoro bastante este tipo de fotografia

ainda nao entrei nos filtro mas ja vi que eles fazem milagres

parabens pelo trabalho
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Thankyou. Glad you like it
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
great photo :)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Thanks so much
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome :)
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marcopolo17 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous image...
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Cheers Marc
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Very nice, Andy.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Thanks so much
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
:-)
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arqhugo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Thanks a lot for your support my friend!!! Do not know how to thank you mate!!
About your photo... it's one killer shot my friend, one of the best from this place, really like how the light pass under the bridge!!!
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