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- U - by PhilipMatthews - U - by PhilipMatthews
Taken at Sintra - Portugal.

I was driving down the hill in these awesome roads.. In the past they used to practice Rally championships on them.
When I go out to shoot, I tend to look at everything that surrounds me and I spoted a great place to shoot this curve. I was carrying my wide lens, and decided to shoot this at 10mm giving this great look.

It was raining a lot, so my girlfriend had to hold the umbrella over our heads while I was shooting this one.

Its a crazy shot of a beautiful place, and every Portuguese deviant surely agrees with me, Sintra is one of the most beautiful places in Portugal.

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ISO 100
Exposure time 13"
F13
Canon 350D
Sigma 10-20 at 10mm
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Post-processing:

PSCS2 levels, desaturate the image, used "replace color" to maintain the red lights of the passing car, burn tool on the 4 corners and unsharpmask at 25%.

Some areas of the road, you can easily see a lost of detail, this is due to water drops on my lens... it was raining and even with the umbrella some drops reached the Uv filter.

Edit 14-02-2008: Wow, I cant believe Ive got a DD on this one! Im so so happy! I have to say thanks to all the people who have passed by my page and left their comment and support. Im sorry for the poor thank you messages that I sent, but I wanted to say thanks to everyone that commented on this pic, I think they deserve it.
Thanks again to Rom3o for suggesting this photo, and PurpelBlur for featuring it. Cheers!!



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- U - by =PhilipMatthews ( Suggested by Rom3o and Featured by PurpelBlur )
:iconcanadian-lunatic:
I first saw this while I was submitting a piece of my own artwork. Great work.
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duhricepatrol Jan 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
absolutely love long exposure shots :) great work
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loreisel Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
SO cool! like - soooo cool! i loved it so much. wonderful way with creating the lines. dark images are my favorit
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rockinishaan Jan 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful exposure!:D
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Thomas-Wergeland Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awsome shot!
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Inkbulb Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great shot..
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Chaotic-Jester1 Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an amazing shot! Great angle Love 
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shaun-ashmead Jul 21, 2013
Great long exposure and Awesome location!!! ... I bet you got a lot of different wicked shots on this corner just from this one shoot, I totally would :D 
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