Last Light At Point Mugu

Uploaded: June 25, 2006 22:56:31


Canon 10D, 17-40L lens, Cokin 2 stop grad ND filter to prevent overexposure of the sky, Manfrotto tripod. 1/3 second at f22


Janine Russell level-deluxe June 25, 2006

Dennis, very nice colors and lighting. #472076

Kerby Pfrangle June 26, 2006

Great depth of field, warm light and beautiful vista. Lovely. #2950545

Leanne M.E. Boyd June 26, 2006

Beautiful scene, Dennis! #2950611

Sharon Day level-classic June 26, 2006

Awesome image, Dennis!!! #2954768

Daniel G. Flocke July 25, 2006

Dennis - Congratulations on your Finalist!!! Good luck next round!

~Daniel #3075332

Jill Battaglia July 25, 2006

Awesome image Dennis! Congrats! #3076176

Leanne M.E. Boyd July 25, 2006

Congratulations Dennis! #3077026

Donna La Mattino Pagakis July 26, 2006

Nicely captured scenic, congratulations! #3081965

Husain Akhtar July 27, 2006

Warm congratulations! #3089561

Donna Dunbar August 02, 2006

I used to live at Point Mugu,it had some amazing sunsets, you have captured this gorgeous sceen perfectly.Congrats !!!! #3113695

August 02, 2006

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. #3114759

Dennis A. Chamberlain August 02, 2006

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. #3115319

Kathleen Miller August 02, 2006

This is beautiful. What was your iso for this shot? #3115395

Dennis A. Chamberlain August 02, 2006

Thanks Kathleen. The ISO was 100. #3115405

Kathleen Miller August 02, 2006

Thanks Dennis. #3115532

August 09, 2006

Wow. Graduated ND filters. Geez. I've got a lot to learn. Thanks! #3143798

Donna La Mattino Pagakis August 21, 2006

Gorgeous Dennis, congrats! #3196527

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