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Copyright: Ian Barredo (tracer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 45 N: 1650] (8284)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-31
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f3.5-4.5G ED, Cokin GND Grey 4 Stop
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/5 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-04 6:17
Viewed: 2495
Points: 67
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi TL Folks!

Dusk at the humble Jumeirah open beach...

October ended with a not so glamorous sunset but at least far from the usual hazy ones.

Spending lazy afternoons on a weekend got me late on the beach and by the time i sat on the rocks it was almost dark.

Even in very dim light it is enough to blow out the sky at 1 second exposures on A.P mode.
I got no tripod so i sat and rest my elbows on my knees and hand-held a 4-stop Cokin Grey ND and settled for 1/5 second exposure. I got lucky not to have blur.

So just enough to tame the brighter sky and make the waters cotton smooth.

Manual exp,ISO 200,RAW,-0.7 EV

CS4 Raw editor -> curves & levels, USM

Thanks for the peek!

dilshan74, harpya, shelbeesmom, Beger, fransx, Juliet, brunorsantana, Teresat, lilimih33, mamcg, chrisJ, Marylou, messenger1, cunejo200 has marked this note useful
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Bonjour Ian,

Magnifique cliché, le contraste et la lumière parfaits. Excellent point de vue, j'adore les couleurs et les tons.

Félicitations !

Hello Ian

Like the result of the pp work. I love the blue highlights to the waves by the shore. Very nice image


Hi Ian,
Very nice sunset with great warm colors,
good contrast and perpective,
great POV. and details,
very well done.

Stunning Long Exposure mood shot that really is a class above given your circumstances- Amazing result!



Ciao my friend Ian

One of your most beautiful picture out of your gallery.
Not to mention, in many others presented here!
High quality, and sharpness are perfecet.
Lovely reflections, pleasant for look at.

Have a nice day,


That is gorgeous IAN! Another grand shot! I love how the tips of the waves seem to glow! Nice control of the sunlight here, no OE! Beautiful shot!

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-11-04 7:27]

Hi Ian,
Spectacular display of light and colors !
And superb composition with the wave in the left side of foreground leading our glance to the sun at the horizon.
Excellent brightness and fluid colors. This is magnificent! Annie

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-11-04 7:31]

Hi Ian,
What a fantastic capture of dusk adorned with fabulous colors of the setting sun!
Nice movement effect of the water at the FG!
Great details all over with a majestic DOF!
Very neatly presented.

Francis Xavier

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-11-04 7:36]

Hi Ian,
AWESOME. I am really impressed with your handheld stills ! Beautiful color and tones in this. A nice strong fg and perfect POV. As always, great work Ian. TFS Julie

Very nice work, Ian.
Well composed picture.
Great details and nice colors.
I also liked your POV.
Congratulations and TFS!

Greetings from Brazil,


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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2009-11-04 9:30]

Filter boy k narin ngayon Bro, 1/5 sec. handheld bka di ka huminga dito ha ha. Nice realization, sama mo ako sa lugar na to minsan. Nice shot!


Hello Ian,

You have produced a fine shot with your Nikon 300 in this early evening light. The composition is lovely, as is the details on the f/g rocks but most of all, I like the swirling, electric shock effect that you have captured on the surface of the water, particularly in the f/g.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

I looooooooove it, Ian - wow, great work my friend. I'm so excited to see the silky effect of the water, excellent shot, thanks.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

nice shot, very beautiful, sorry i have not been on for a while, my work, family and music have taken over.......for now.........scott

Hello Ian
nice work...Congratulations

I've always wanted to do a shot in this genre but I haven't managed it. Yet. Those smooth textures of the moving water are great, and your compositional ratios are spot-on. Maybe a little darker in the sky ... there are some bright spots verging on OE, but overall this works beautifully.

Boa noite Ian
Lovely place and very well done.A paradise seen...it must be great to be here...
A great dynamic between sky and sea.
My regards

Hi İan,
What a superb sunset shot vith excellent POV, colours and peacefull atmosphere.TFS.


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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2009-11-04 13:21]

Hi Ian,
I love seascapes and this is a top shot, the water with the green slimy stuff underneath is great!

Hello Ian!
Fantastic water effect!!! I love it!
Great colours, perspective and atmosphere!
Best regards!

Nice movement caught with the slowish exposure.

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2009-11-04 15:41]

It is always a pleasure for the eyes and the soul when we look at your images.This one is fantastic,the colors and the textures are superb.Very nice copmposition.Best regards,

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2009-11-04 17:09]

Great light comp and shutterspeed

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2009-11-04 17:22]

Hi Ian,
It reminds of the days there in UAE but I never saw this. It is a master piece as I bit follow about the filter you used, natural density.
Also the fun of wide lens, well shot.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-11-04 17:23]

Bonjour Ian

Good reflections, with superb warm cold color contrasts, & excellent motion blur of the water. Wonderful shadow detail that allows the viewer to see the oyster encrusted rocks. Tfs!

ang galing! ang ganda ng kuha mo kabayan! sana makasama kita magshoot minsan

Hello Ian :)

Magical place dear ian ! Great effect on the wave, nice light.
Glamour, romantic .... hum I agree with you :)
Perfect job as usual.
No more composition with your cute eggs ? ;)
Best greetings from France

Marylou ;)

Hi, Ian -
Beautiful scene with great slow-shutter effect on the surf; very impressive for a hand-held shot at 1/5. The wide angle gives a sense of broad space. Great exposure throughout - the details of the rocks in the foreground can be seen. Nice image!

Hey Ian,
This deserves a wow! Impressive especially after reading that this was taken without a tripod. (The American TV series 'Survivor' just featured Dubai last week, and I was thinking of you guys as I viewed it. Some of the featured scenes look familiar to me from your postings). Hope you are enjoying your new cam. Ingat.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-11-05 5:25]


Fantastiqeu vue, quel effet ces vagues, avec ce blanc filant, ce ciel merveilleux, ces formes nuageuses, cet effet, grandiose image.

Bravo et amitié


nice one bro! kabalo ka na! :D

Bonjour Ian.
Le traitement qui a été donne à cette image donne une bonne atmosphère générale.
Les couleurs parfaitement saturées sont bien adaptées à cette image, bravo.
Bonne journée.

Hi Ian - saw this a few days ago but finally I have to time to say what a nice shot it is! Great use of slow shutter - you've got the water just right!
The grad filter works a treat too on this one..


wala kong masabi Eng'r lahat timplado. Kape nga dyan habang tumitingin sa magandang view :-)

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-11-11 14:48]

HI Ian
The eye is drawn from the slow movement of the waves to the active sunset.
Another great one from you

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