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Sunday , September 28th.

Went to Adraga beach, Sintra-Portugal.

Me, :icondzian: and :iconsweetoney: have been on this location yesterday to shoot some waterscape photos [link] It´s a beach located on the East coast of Portugal, filled with beautiful rock formations. I´ve lost my favorite sandals yesterday when I was trying to climb a rock to achieve a best angle to photograph. And when I got home I didn´t like the results, and decided to go back there, at least to compensate the loss of my left foot sandal :D Here´s a pic of our yesterday photosession [link]

I first left my tripod in the towel. Wanted to find a good place and angle to shoot, at it´s easier to do without any material at my back.

The sky was just perfect, heavy and dark clouds above, leaving an opening at the bottom so the sun could say goodbye, with is oranges and yellows.

The sea was calm, letting me to approach the water without much fear to get my self and my camera wet. Everything was perfect, just waiting for me to "push the button".

After mounting my tripod, I used a Cokin GND 4 handheld because at 10mm the filter holder can be seen on the picture, and I normally use 12 to 13mm focal range to crop it. But in this one I wanted the full wide angle. As I continue to say, gradient filters are scape photographers bestfriends, here´s a pic I took just to show you how they work [link]

Didn´t use a shutter cable on this one, so the image is not perfectly focused on some areas.

The shutter speed selected was ideal to capture the water motion, but not enough to turn it into a mist, or fog that long exposures normally do.

Post-Processing:
I shoot this one on normal jpeg.
Used PSCS2 to desaturate the tones a bit creating a more dramatical feeling to it.
Used levels, contrast, unsharp mask, noise reduction and watermark tittle.


P.S.: In the end of the day, I was trying a photo with a very low angle... and I was surprised by this: [link] you can easily imagine what happened a second after :D

Hope you like this one. Cheers.

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:iconkitten2102:
kitten2102 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
This is beautiful! I really love the shot! 

Can you please tell me the aperture/ISO/shutter speed? I am trying to learn about different photography and I find having this information helps me learn.
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:iconpeterohara:
peterohara Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Excellent capture and treatment! Instant fave the moment I saw this.
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mrtyamiro Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Nice
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:iconfixzor:
Fixzor Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Awesome shot. The rocks just cut the sky off...
Also thank you for the description. It really helps ! :)
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DannehGleave Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student General Artist
This looks awesome
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:iconphilipmatthews:
PhilipMatthews Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Thanks mate ;)
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:iconcat-lin:
Cat-lin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful! The shot is just fenomenal! Nice work :)
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:iconphilipmatthews:
PhilipMatthews Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Thanks so much!
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:iconcat-lin:
Cat-lin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome!^^
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:icont-thomas:
T-Thomas Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   General Artist
What lens did you use?
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:iconphilipmatthews:
PhilipMatthews Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Sigma 10-20mm
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:iconplayingwiththecamera:
Wonderful moody shot nice work, very intimidating:-)
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:iconphilipmatthews:
PhilipMatthews Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Thanks dear friend! Cheers!!
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:iconnadiasportfolio:
NadiasPortfolio Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Stunning. :wow:
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:iconphilipmatthews:
PhilipMatthews Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Thanks dear. ***
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:iconontheedgeofworlds:
OntheEdgeofWorlds Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Perfect!! :)
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:iconphilipmatthews:
PhilipMatthews Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
thanks so so much dear friend.
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2brokenhearts Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
:jawdrop: :wow:!!!!!! this is such a breath taking!!!!!! :wow: it is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-LLLLLL, great work :thumbsup: :giggle: :love::hug::kiss: :blowkiss::iconkissmeeplz::iconcocoloveplz: :iconbackhug: :iconnewhugplz::icondoublehugplz::iconglomp2plz: :icongwompplz: ;) :woohoo:
:iconthumbsupplz::iconiloveitplz::iconthumbsup2plz::iconthanksplz2: FOR SHARING IT WITH US :D :omg: I think I'm going to :faint: hehehe :blush: sorry I think I got a little carried away! didn't I? Oh, dear!!! :giggle:
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hugoo13 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Great photo :)

carried in Cruzine: [link]
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:iconphilipmatthews:
PhilipMatthews Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Thanks mate!

Cheers!
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:iconzx20:
Zx20 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot! :-)
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:iconphilipmatthews:
PhilipMatthews Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Thanks mate ;)
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:iconjulie1226:
Julie1226 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
You are featured here : [link]
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:iconnachoavocado:
NachoAvocado Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the crisp atmosphere in this one, you have some really great stuff in your gallery :D
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dustinwilliam Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010   Interface Designer
one of my absolute favorites! amazing color
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:iconoriontrail:
oriontrail Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009   Photographer
This photo is so similar! Same rock!

[link]
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:iconphilipmatthews:
PhilipMatthews Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Its not the same rock, but its the same place ;)
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:iconjeiby:
jeiby Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
just joined deviantart just to say i so love this photo of yours!
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:iconphilipmatthews:
PhilipMatthews Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Thanks so much my dear friend!
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:iconweida34:
weida34 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist
wild and beautiful :)
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Superb piece... It makes worth a wide angle...
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:iconbentota:
bentota Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
wow! so dramatic! :clap:
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:iconkhrisjuhlin:
khrisjuhlin Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   Photographer
Hey! I featured this piece in the third edition of The H'age of 2 O. Hope you don't mind :)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009   General Artist
beautiful shot!
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:iconkhrisjuhlin:
khrisjuhlin Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009   Photographer
I love the outcome! Esta simplesmente.. lindo :clap:
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:iconphilipmatthews:
PhilipMatthews Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
Uma resposta muito tardia, mas muito obrigado!
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:iconoloferla:
oloferla Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hello I have this picture featured in my journal here [link]

:)
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:iconphilipmatthews:
PhilipMatthews Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Thanks!! It´s an honor
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:iconoloferla:
oloferla Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
aww you are welcome :)
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:iconmyco89:
MyCo89 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Love it
:+fav:
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:iconphilipmatthews:
PhilipMatthews Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Thanks so much my friend
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Professional
That's so very impressive. I really love those almost aggressive, harsh rocks. They look hostile, and yet they cannot defend themselves against the power of the water. In the end they will lose the battle :nod:
It's interesting how not only the water, but also the sky seems to be moving. I think part of that effect is the extremely wide angle which you shot this at. Thus the rocks seem the only steady part inthe image.

Your lowered saturation, the viewpoint and the composition of those sharp rocks which point against each other really help you achieve a very dramatic effect :nod:

Very well done!
Daniel
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:iconphilipmatthews:
PhilipMatthews Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Thanks so much my friend,so glad you liked this one!
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional
You are most welcome, it's an amazing shot :nod:
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:iconaixado:
aixado Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
preciosa foto!! saludos!!
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:iconphilipmatthews:
PhilipMatthews Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Thanks so much my friend
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:iconaixado:
aixado Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
:hug:
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NachoRomero Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
Love it!
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:iconphilipmatthews:
PhilipMatthews Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
Thanks Ignacio!
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
very cool :thumbsup:
the composition really drags you inside into the scenery
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