Night Rumble by PedroQuintela1

My today´s image is a tribute to Jules Verne. When I was shooting this self-portrait during the night, I felt like a character in his fantasy books. For many of us who had the luck to grow-up in the non internet era, books were a source of enlightenment.

This single exposure was real heartache to edit because I only have LR. It was made during a fantastic evening up in the mountain of Monsanto, within it´s characteristic bowler area. When I saw the angle I knew it had to be done. With the help of my buddie Guilherme we managed to keep me in frame and had the Milky Way as well. It was a great challenge, because i wanted to have my headlamp connected to gave me that “explorer” look.

And funny things happened as well, because when you´re up there in the middle of the night, a simple breeze on the vegetation or the camera strap hitting the backpack seems like someone or something is there. And since we where not very far from an abandoned 12 th century church with a lot of graves engraved on the floor outside well it was… creepy.

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The Natural Networks IV by joseramos

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Concept: “Entangled in the endless stream of thoughts, mirrored by the natural networks of the Earth, anger subsides and serenity finally prevails.”

The story: Shot recently in Vila Nova de Milfontes, in one of my favourite spots. When the tide is low at sunset, you can witness this intricate and beautiful pattern of exposed rocks. This is just the second time I’ve been at this spot under the right conditions. There were just two photographers, including me, shooting this, showing that Portugal must be one of the most under-rated photo destinations in the world…

One of the first times where I had the opportunity to test the new Firecrest filters that Formatt Hitech sent me. Used a 7 stop full ND on this one, along with a 3 stop Soft ND Grad and a 3 stop Reverse Grad (prototype) for the sky.

Sony a77 + Sigma 10-20mm
Exposure: 30 seconds
Aperture: f9
ISO: 100
Formatt Hitech Firecrest filters: 7 stop Full ND; 3 stop soft ND Grad, 3 stop Reverse Grad
Manfrotto Tripod
Wireless remote shutter

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On Tour Mode by cresendephotography

The first visit of my new SLR to Vasco da Gama Bridge to test long exposures and show her the way.

Filtres Used:
100 Lucroit Filter Holder + NISI F-Stopper PRO ( 10 stops ) + Lee GND 0.9 HE

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