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Last Light At Point Mugu
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Last Light At Point Mugu
Last Light At Point Mugu
Canon 10D, 17-40L lens, Cokin 2 stop grad ND filter to prevent overexposure of the sky, Manfrotto tripod. 1/3 second at f22
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Janine Russell
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    Dennis, very nice colors and lighting.

6/25/2006 11:45:30 PM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Great depth of field, warm light and beautiful vista. Lovely.

6/26/2006 12:30:01 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Beautiful scene, Dennis!

6/26/2006 12:48:16 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Awesome image, Dennis!!!

6/26/2006 7:46:09 PM

 
Daniel G. Flocke
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Dennis - Congratulations on your Finalist!!! Good luck next round!

~Daniel

7/25/2006 5:26:35 AM

 
Jill Battaglia
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Awesome image Dennis! Congrats!

7/25/2006 7:07:33 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Congratulations Dennis!

7/25/2006 8:30:26 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Nicely captured scenic, congratulations!

7/26/2006 12:55:09 AM

 
Husain Akhtar
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Warm congratulations!

7/27/2006 7:50:04 AM

 
Donna Dunbar
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I used to live at Point Mugu,it had some amazing sunsets, you have captured this gorgeous sceen perfectly.Congrats !!!!

8/2/2006 4:17:31 AM

 

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What would the picture look like if you didn't use an ND filter? Did you need an ND filter for the foreground (rocks and water) to be properly exposed? If so then wouldn't the same quality of the ND filter that reduced the amount light of the sky to prevent overexposure also reduce the amount of light of the rocks and water, and you'd be back where you started? I'm so new to this so any advice is appreciated.

8/2/2006 8:22:46 AM

 
Dennis A. Chamberlain
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I want to thank everyone for your kind comments on my photo. Matthew, unlike the solid neutral density filter, only the top half of the graduated neutral density filter is dark. Therefore, the exposure of only the sky portion of the shot is being held back from being overexposed. Without the filter, you would see a proper exposure of the forground, but the sky would be way overexposed. In a situation like this, where there is a large difference in the amount of light in the sky compared to the forground, you cannot capture a proper exposure on both without bringing the exposure of the sky down. The exposure difference is too great. It looks fine to the human eye because our eyes can see much greater detail in highlights and shadow. Film (or the digital sensor in this case) is very limited in the detail in which it can see compared to the human eye. Therefore, we must help the camera to see more like we see with the grad ND filter.

8/2/2006 11:12:18 AM

 
Kathleen Miller

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This is beautiful. What was your iso for this shot?

8/2/2006 11:37:29 AM

 
Dennis A. Chamberlain
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Thanks Kathleen. The ISO was 100.

8/2/2006 11:40:07 AM

 
Kathleen Miller

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Thanks Dennis.

8/2/2006 12:27:13 PM

 
 

Wow. Graduated ND filters. Geez. I've got a lot to learn. Thanks!

8/9/2006 9:58:14 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Gorgeous Dennis, congrats!

8/21/2006 10:43:18 PM

 
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