Luis Afonso's Portugal: "From City to Sea"
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Date Taken: 11-05-2007
Canon EOS 30D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6EX DC HSM, Hitech 85mm ND Grad 0.9 Soft
Exposure: f/22, 1/2 second
This is a photo from the Ursa beach, situated in the northern slope of the Cape Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe. It wasn't an easy exposure for me here. I tried to achieve the star effect on the sun for the first time. I used a 0.9 (3 f/stops) Neutral Density filter to balance the light between the sky and the foreground rocks and even so I waited for the sun to hide a bit behind the tiny cloud formation. Hope the result shows more emotion than technique. That's what I always aim for.