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Sunset Sonata
Ian Cameron

Sunset Sonata

Forres, Moray, Scotland.

The patterns created by strawbales dotted over freshly cut stubble are a favourite with photographers the graphic shapes and uncluttered scene makes for simple strong pictures. The problem is everyone does it. I found this marvellous sloping field which created some visual depth and noted that it faced the setting sun. The extraordinarily long exposure of nearly six minutes ensured that the windblown clouds duly moved across the sunset sky creating a most attractive shifting wave pattern. Hopefully it offers an unfamiliar alternative to the standard view.

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Pentax 67 II ,55-100 zoom,Fujichrome Velvia
2 x 0.9ND hard edged graduated filters (down to horizon) metered from the field and placed at -1.5 stops to retain some detail. F/16 at 6 minutes (note the sky has moved during exposure NOT PShop effect) full exif

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Robert 03-Mar-2016 18:53
The sky is on fire in this photo and it is just so beautiful thank you
McGarva23-Nov-2008 20:17
Stunning sky and composition! ... V
Jim Ross17-Nov-2008 19:37
Nice work... Second time i've seen your work today, opened the latest Lidl flyer and there you were... Superb...!!!!
Jeremy Drobnick17-Nov-2008 05:11
great job!
Jean-Claude Liehn16-Nov-2008 08:17
I seriously consider to move to Scotland and (back to) argentic.
Milan Simic14-Nov-2008 03:33
Masterpiece of landscape photography... you conquered this dynamic range... voted!
caveman_lee13-Nov-2008 13:32
This is an excellent school book example for serious photography. Thanks for sharing this impressive shot. V
McGarva13-Nov-2008 12:59
Awesome as ever ... V
Pierre Schneider13-Nov-2008 11:11
Excellent, thanks for the tip ! VVV
Doug Cruden13-Nov-2008 07:14
Creative, colourful, beautifully exposed with the semi-silhouetted bales, and a strong angled horizon come together in this wonderful photograph. Great stuff Ian, really enjoying your recent work. V+
Sandi Whitteker13-Nov-2008 05:33
Oh yes, forgot to mention. Great long exposure effect with the clouds! Brilliant.
Sandi Whitteker13-Nov-2008 05:32
Wow! This is gorgeous. I love these bales anyway, but the sky behind them is amazing!
fiery_angel13-Nov-2008 02:49
such beautiful sunset.goodness...voted!
s reeves13-Nov-2008 02:03
Love this - a perfect example that every horizon doesn't need to be straight. Vote.
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