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Posted by
Andrew Atkinson (Hartlepool, United Kingdom) on 5 October 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Here is a colour version of an image I posted previously.

NIKON D800 899/5 seconds F/11.0 ISO 100 70 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Looks oh so calm and peaceful, with a surprising amount of colour in the foreground.
Still prefer the b&w version though.

5 Oct 2012 8:14am

@Curly: Thanks, i agree but I do love B&W

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Soft and beautiful ! Have a nice day.

5 Oct 2012 8:36am

@Aubélia: Thank yoiu

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent color and excellent in B / N! I like the format like a Polaroid! Best regards, Adela

5 Oct 2012 9:45am

@Adela Fonts: Thanks Adela, I've never thought of the format like a Polaroid.

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

It seems so pure environment.
This is just an illusion, created by this excellent picture.

5 Oct 2012 3:33pm

@Gérard Beullac: Thank you and you are right regarding an illusion

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

a dreamy view

5 Oct 2012 6:05pm

@SalSa: Thanks for looking

Mahdi from Tehran, Iran

It's like a sci-fi movie.

6 Oct 2012 7:24pm

@Mahdi: Thanks, but i don't like Sci-fi

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Excellent shot and processing. Well done!

7 Oct 2012 2:35pm

@Rafael: Thanks

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely composition, I like that soft industrial background

7 Oct 2012 4:48pm

@Doug: Thank you

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the dreamy look of the water and the fading view of the buildings.

7 Oct 2012 10:10pm

@Ruthiebear: Thanks

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

It's a lovely photo Andrew and you did really well getting colour this nice with the strong nd filters you will have been using during the 3 minute exposure.

8 Oct 2012 8:40am

@Ian Bramham: Thanks Ian, I have to say that the colour rendition from the D800 is better than my D700 when using the strong ND's.

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

excellent work, stunning in fact.

8 Oct 2012 4:36pm

@Adrian: Thanks

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

Andrew - re colour rendition when using strong nd filters for long exposures - do you use auto-wb or do you set it yourself? Ian.

8 Oct 2012 8:54pm

@Ian Bramham: Ian, I use auto-wb as i always have in the back of my mind that i will be converting to B&W. However have now changed my thoughts due to the lack of colour cast. When i first started to use 10 stop ND's I had a big stopper that gave a cast which was correctable using PS, however I broke that. It was replaced with the Hitech version which had such a bad colour cast I sent it back for testing and it came back concluding is was ok. So I put myself on the waiting list for a Big Stopper. When I got it I noticed that the colour cast was virtually gone, i do make some very slight adjustments but nothing compared to what I use to have to make. I do know that the filters do have some variances between each one so Im not sure if I've just been lucky.

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Quite an unexpected surreal feel! Almost ethereal and such a drama is the interplay of the heavenly beach and the steel works in the distance! Marvelous work!

13 Oct 2012 2:44pm

@hugo poon: Thanks Hugo

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

A real stunner, I have just got myself a 10stop nd bw. I love it, it's great fun, but I just need to get out a use it now

23 Oct 2012 9:15pm

@Alun: Thanks, Im sure you will enjoy it

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Interesting discussion regarding colour casts, I was experimenting the other day using 2 X 8 stop NDs from different manufacturers. Like yourself I knew my intention was to convert to black and white, however, as I always shoot RAW files I am never really too bothered about setting white balance in daytime as it is so easily corrected in Adobe Camera Raw. I was surprised at how far the colours had shifted towards the magenta end of the scale though, I'll have to repeat the exercise using just one filter at a time to discover which one is the culprit.

25 Oct 2012 7:35am

@Curly: Good idea Curly. If I had the time I would shoot a grey card or white paper and build a custom white balance

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Stunning milky water around the rocks, thank you for your comment and tips!

26 Oct 2012 8:11am

@Ainsley: Thanks Ainsley and your welcome

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

Beatiful , I can imagine the calm here and the business over it !

26 Oct 2012 9:48am

@Lydia.Dd: Thanks

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899/5 seconds
ISO 100
70 mm (35mm equiv.)