Another Natural Bridges Sunrise

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  1. Kyle Jones

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    I captured this shot before the sunrise light hit the clouds. I was timing the surf, trying to get nice reflections in the wet sand. For this image, I really wanted to show off the arch and color. This is a blend of two images for focus stacking.

    Any thoughts are welcome.
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  2. AlanLichty

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    You did a nice job on this Kyle. Very tasty reflective colors and that's one of my favorite things to shoot. I like this shutter speed for these wave conditions - it smooths the wave action just enough to put the focus on the arch.
     
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    Very well done. I like the color scheme and the placement of the rock in the foreground.
     
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    Wow this is beautiful! Such beautiful color!
     
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    This is really nice Kyle. What were your focus targets and why did you need to focus stack?
     
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  6. Kyle Jones

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    I focused one shot on the foreground rock and the other on the arch. This was at 88mm and f/8, so I didn't have the DOF to cover both (and it shows in the files). I didn't want to stop down because I liked my shutter speed and I'll generally choose focus stacking over raising my ISO - and this was already at 200.
     
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    Ok, 88 mm explains it.
     
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    Gorgeous Kyle :)
     
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    Fantastic! Perfect subject for a focus stack that you executed well. The birds take it to the next level.
     
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    Very cool Kyle! I like how you composed this, you got the surf in just the right position.
     
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    Excellent!
     
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    Lovely! Exposure, colors, and I like the framing detail that has the far headland coming down to the sea right inside the arch opening - no doubt not accidental. And the sand reflections are excellent too.

    I am the odd voice out on the shutter speed water treatment possibly though, as I would love to have seen something that froze the water motion at least a little bit more, to compare to this result. All other things being equal I might have liked it more. I suppose not really doable though with a 2 image blend for focus stacking purposes.

    A magnificent result in any case, just like it is.

    ML
     
  13. Dean

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    Pretty stunning.. works all the way around for me and yes the birds take it to another level.
    Dean
     
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    Lovely image Kyle great sunset colours without looking radioactive. The tiniest nit-pick it looks as though you have a tiny bright halo on the left of the sea stack with the hills behind, it could be a compression artifact though. Ken
     
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  15. Kyle Jones

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    Nice eye Ken. I didn't blend anything there but I agree there's a visible halo. I can take that out.
     

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