<< Previous Next >>

Memory of Dusk

Memory of Dusk
Photo Information
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: 2009-11
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Mood
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f3.5-4.5G ED, Cokin GND Grey 4 Stop
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/13 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-25 7:01
Viewed: 2587
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi TL Folks!

Happy Eid for U.A.E!

These past few days the weather here has been nice and lovely. Great for an outdoor treat.
So instead of my usual place on the Jumeirah Beach i decided to go a little bit further on Um Suqueim 3, near the famous Burj Al Arab.

I climbed on the slippery rocks and waded knee deep on the surf and waited for the right moment of sunset.
Oblivious of the spray, crouching and hand-holding two layers of Cokin 4-stop ND Grad takes a lot of dexterity.
I got lucky again with 1/13 shutter, no tripod. =D
I went home wet but happy.

A few points id like to share:

A faster burst speed will help with blur.
Hand holding a filter messes up the composition.
Heavier gear helps in stabilizing the image (although its a pain in the shoulder)

Patience pays.

Thanks for the peek!

adalfons, Juliet, dilshan74, shelbeesmom, mvdisco, lilimih33, Photoray, maecy, cunejo200, harpya, jvachon, s_a_s_h_a has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekLens members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekLens members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To maecy: powerfpuff girlstracer 2 11-27 08:28
To bupga: skedtracer 1 11-25 10:26
To shelbeesmom: Wet cameratracer 1 11-25 10:25
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-11-25 7:08]

Hi Ian,
WOWWWWW-- great control here. Thanks for all the tips- this is a beautiful scene. Really lovely color tones- between the waves and the clouds, they really compliment each other nicely. Good Job Ian, TFS Julie

Great work, and good note and next time, when it comes to dexterity lessons, gives the ws version of hown you've done that trick without taking the photo underwater.


  • Great 
  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2009-11-25 7:15]
  • [+]

Impressive shot, really like the captured of rushing waves napapadlas yta seascape mo ah. Well done Bro. Anong esked mo ngaung Eid?


Unbelievable shot full of creativity and effort gone into getting this and getting there! Awesome work and very good note writing to share information

  • Great 
  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-11-25 8:49]

Hi Ian,
Your exposure did a great job with the rushing waves! I like the composition with the good lead-in of the waves towards the horizon and this gorgeous sunset!The shining colors are a feast!
The efforts you did, payed you.
Beautifully done!

Another amazing photo from you Ian! I don't know how you kept from getting the camera, you and the lens wet! This is beautiful! Love the extreme wide angle, the splash is amazing! I would be terrified...salt water is VERY unforgiving! This is fantastic!

Hi Ian,
WoW! what a great composition,
Excellent POV./DOF. well presented and composed,<
great tone of colors and contrast.
wanderful sky on sunset,
I like it..
very well done.

Hello Ian!
Another wonderful composition with nice effect of the water!
Fantastic sky!
Great work!
Best regards!

Hello Ian,
Excellent sea shore image,with wave splashing details, rocks, and dynamic sunset. I am surprised you were able to obtain a reasonable clear image at handheld 1-13th of a second (or is it 1/15th?)

Good job,

  • Great 
  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2009-11-25 11:27]

Hi Hian,

Excellent vertical framing, great details of the water.
A wonderfull action shot, beautifull sharpness and the sunset give
a masterpiece of composition.
Very good work.
Have a good day.

HI Ian,
some day you have to teach me how to do such impressive shots - wow, it's amazing and I love it.
Best regards
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi İan,
very impressive work again.Great atmosphere and exposure.TFS.


  • Great 
  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-11-25 13:51]

HI Ian
I am very impressed with the results of the two cokins the colors are great.Something for me to try.
You never cease to amaze me with your experiments always getting awesome results
Great water movement.
TFS and the tips.

Boa noite Ian
Fantastic composition. Very well done and worked. We can feel the dynamism of your photo. Great light too.I love it!
My regards

Hi, Ian -
This is superb - I love the energy conveyed by the spraying water captured with a perfect shutter speed. Very nice details and warm sunset hues. You get extra credit for such a steady hand-held shot, and for getting wet in the name of your art. Cheers -

Hi Ian,
Superb water effects (the waves in motion, the flow effect), great pink/golden/violet sky, the strange color of the sea, excellent framing. A dynamic and dramatic scene.

  • Great 
  • maecy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 252] (1653)
  • [2009-11-26 2:58]
  • [+]


Kamusta na! lol..ang ganda nito! paturo naman...naks naman getting better everytime...ganda na ng panahon! picture na! invite niyo naman kami- 4 days walang pasok ppppleeeease..heheheh..kulit!..namiss namin Treklens..

Regards, Mae

Hey Ian,
Amazing what we do for photography's sake. Sobrang galing and ganda. I shall remember your settings for similar scenes next time. We are celebrating Thanksgiving Day...my house is full of Flips and food. Greetings from the other side of Atlantic.

Ciao Dear Ian

There is much beauty in this world!
you have been wise in choosing this angle,
Excellent composition with great atmosphere and lovely colors.
Quiet and fine picture.
Splendid light and presentation.
Very well done my friend ...


  • Great 
  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-11-26 5:16]


Ce filet blanc de l'eau est merveilleux, quel effet, avec a belle roche et e rendu à a surface, sueprbe.

Bravo et amitié


HI Ian..beautiful shot..great tones and colors.


perfect exposure on this one bro, ganda ng blur ng waves at kulay.your shutter settings did the trick well.galing talaga. Di na ako nakakapag shoot busy sa trabaho at sa community namin. I hope one time i can have a break with you and other Trekers here.Regards................andrs

Hello Ian.
Great, colorful photo. I like the water splashing against the rocks and the sun reflecting in the sea is just great.

wonderful dynamic shot, awesome colors and water movement, amazing!!! i hope all is well, thanks ian,

Wala pang tripod ito Eng'r, dalubhasa ka talaga

hello Ian,
A fine effort that really paid off.
Great tone of colours and contrast.
The water movement is superb.
TFS, Joni

Hi Ian,
Another wonderful composition from you with nice effect of the water.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for you too.
أجمل التهاني بمناسبة الميلاد و حلول السنة الجديدة

Best regards,

Calibration Check