Featured photo – Blue Port
Today I have a classic blue hour image for you (you can learn what is blue hour from here).
Just a few days ago I shared a photo showing lighthouse at sunset in Chania (you can see the image here). During another sunset I went to that lighthouse and took photos from there as it offerred great view of the harbour. I found some really nice rocks that that I could put them in foreground of my photos. As there was pretty high dynamic range I decided to use HDR and I also decided to use long exposure to blur water and make it less distracting – the longest exposure was just over a minute.
Camera: Canon 5D MK III (read my review)
Lens: Canon 16-35 f/4 L IS USM (read my review)
Focal length: 18 mm
Exposure time: 15 s (“middle” exposure)
Number of exposures: 5
E.V. Step: 1.0 EV
Flash used: no
Filters: ND400 neutral density filter
Technique: HDR, tone-mapping, long-exposure
Software: Magic Lantern, Photomatix Pro 5 (Details Enhancer), Capture One 8, Photoshop CC 2015, Topaz Adjust, Topaz Detail