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Tide and Time
© Dan Arkle, Oct 2010
Camera used: Canon 450D
Date taken: 10th October 2010
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Tide and time wait for no man. A 13min exposure gave me time to blindly grope my way to the top of the rock, stay still for a while and then get back again. That's why the figure is a lighter shade than the rock below it. I got wet feet on the way back as a big tide was coming in fast.
Tokina 10-17mm fisheye @10mm f/3.5 ISO200
Dan Arkle - 11/Oct/10
Blimey, was this a once only exposure? What do you think the straight line across the sky is?
David Dear - 12/Oct/10
Yep, single exposure. There were a lot of shooting stars that night so it could have been one of those. However there are a couple of slight kinks in the line so it might have been a plane.
Also, many of you may recognise the Big Dipper (Ursa Major) above me.
Dan Arkle - 12/Oct/10
Brilliantly done, Dan. I don't always like your photos but I realy admire the way you push the limits of landscape photography. Always an inspiration!
David Dear - 12/Oct/10
What program do you use to correct the fisheye distortion?
DJayB - 14/Oct/10
Red Rover - 14/Oct/10
Thanks all. I levelled the bent horizon using transform in Photoshop, and lightened the bottom half a bit.
I dislike using proper fisheye correction tools as you lose loads of the field of vision, and then end up with wide angle lens distortion at the corners anyway. As an example this image has the stars moving in an egg shape rather than a circle, due to using a normal wide angle lens.
The colour is light pollution from a nearby town.
Dan Arkle - 14/Oct/10
Thanks all.
I levelled the horizon manually, using Transform in Photoshop (and lightened the lower section slightly).
I dislike using proper distortion correction tools as they often lose lots of the field of vision, and then introduce wide angle lens distortion that makes the star trails look egg shaped.
Dan Arkle - 14/Oct/10
Superb shot and processing Dan, really good stuff!!!
Duncan_Andison - 17/Oct/10
I take it that the ghostly figure is yourself? Interesting exposure.
Sean Kelly - 17/Oct/10
Lovely shot, has a mystical quality about it. Good work!
catemuir - 21/Oct/10
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