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End of Hel

End of Hel
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Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-15
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM, Hitech Reverse Grad 0.6ND
Exposure: f/16, 15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-20 5:46
Viewed: 3740
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi again everyone,

I went to Hel and back :) ...mind you that's Hel with only one "L" :)

This is actually Hel Peninsula, on the Polish Baltic Sea, and what you see here is its tip. I've been around this point the last week and managed to take a few decent shots in the freezing cold there.

Tomorrow i'll actually be heading back for Romania, so this is my last upload from Poland in this year...plenty more to come in the next one ;)

Happy holidays everyone and thanks for visiting!

More photos on my website:

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Filters: B+W Circ Pol. + Hitech 0.6 Reverse ND Grad.
Focal Length: 10mm
Shutter Speed: 15 sec.
Metering Mode: Pattern metering
Exposure Bias: 0
F-Stop: f/16
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Support: tripod
TOD: about 7 AM
Weather conditions: cloudy

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An incredible appealing and dramatic landscape with great depth and fantastic natural colors Horia! Bravo! What a magnificent simplicity indeed. Wow!
George Veltchev

Buna Bogdan,
Nu ma pot abtine sa nu remarc si sa nu te felicit pentru aceasta realizare deosebita.
Imaginea uimeste prin simplitatea ei, culorile excelente de iarna si nu in ultimul rand prin expunerea perfecta.
Ai un obiectiv care se vede ca isi face bine treaba pe asa categorii de subiecte.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-20 7:40]

Hello Horia,
What a fantastic photo! The dark clouds, yellow/red in the horizon and brown fingers on the beach form a very dramatic scene. And this all in beautiful soft colours and an amazing choice of composition. Excellent DOF. High quality to me.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-20 7:47]

Excellent landscape with interesting contrast achieved here, this scene almost looks like some place in moon, Io. tfs.

Hi Horia,

Very beautiful Hel indeeed...I wouldn't mind to go to such Hel, even if it comes with one more "L":)

The composition is really nice giving fine details of snow, land, water, and sky; all in a single shot.

Thank you for sharing.


Hello Horia
Excellent photo. The composition and the colours are fantastic,
My best wishes, Christodoulos.

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