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Focal Length
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Date Taken
Mar 31, 2013, 6:36:26 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
La Falaise et l'Aiguille by JanPusdrowski La Falaise et l'Aiguille by JanPusdrowski
La Falaise et l'Aiguille

This images shows the famous arch at Etretat's coast. After a week of pretty medicore weather I finally was blessed with this impressive sunrise! I am more than glad to capture this scene.

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Location: France - Haute-Normandie - Etretat
Date: March 31th, 2013
Light Conditions: Sunrise

Camera: Pentax K5
Lens: Sigma 10-20
Focal Length: 10 mm
Flash: --
Flash Mode: --

Shutter Speed: 156
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100

Panorama: --
Tonemapping: --

Tripod: Camlink TPPRO32B
Tripod Head: Camlink

- B+W Neutral Density ND3.0

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Given 2013-11-20
Stunning colors in a beautiful long exposure. What a view!

Suggested by Janek-Sedlar and tsuweety

La Falaise et l'Aiguille by *JanPusdrowski ( Featured by Anoya )
A wonderfully stunning scene. And now a critique based on the four categories dA deems necessary for a rating.

Vision: 4.5 stars. I think this includes the composition and the scene. Composition is great, the green grass in the foreground is a strong point to lead you up to the right and then the cliffs lead you right back in so your eye can wander and take in the great details down below and back up to the water that seems to go on forever and blend right into the sky. It is very well composed.

Originality: 3.5 stars not because it is bad in any way, but its a landscape, a fairly standard landscape. Albeit, a landscape with a very interesting scene and interesting lighting.

Technique: 3 stars. There is no denying that this image has tons of pop and wow factor. However, I think the wow factor of this image may be a bit overdone. The colors, especially in the sky are stunning, but the saturation may be boosted a bit too high overall for the image. There is so much pop already in this image that lowering the saturation may give a bit of a more natural feel without losing any of the pop. The image is also a bit on the dark side. I realize the scene itself was probably quite dark, but a bit of a brighter image, especially for some of the ground areas could potentially improve this image.

On the other hand, the use of a long exposure for this shot is perfect especially considering the movement of the clouds really complements the composition and just draws you right back in to the image.

Impact: 5 stars. I do not need to say much here. "Wow" would be an appropriate first reaction.

Overall, a really wonderful image with possibly a few minor technical flaws that could easily be changed if so desired (if they are even needed at all).
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Hello Jan,

Amazing image editing, amazing colours...

The large dark area in the lower right corner something make this image "heavy" ... I understand that the shooting point was at edge of the cliff and it was dangerous to move forward with camera... but IMO this image will be better if you will try to "remove/crop" excessive green dark area on the foreground and try to focus overall composition on the distant objects - cliffs and sky.

To do this, you can use other focal length >= 20 / other lens and make 2 or 4 shots and stitch pano. This will allow you to correctly crop the photo without breaking the overall image composition.

In any way, this is the nice work of excellent photographer... :thumbsup:
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014   General Artist
Incredible light, colours and exposure :nod:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Photographer
Thanks a lot!
danUK86 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014   General Artist
Cromosoma123 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014   Photographer
Fantastic work!
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Photographer
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alterbr33d Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think "The Silent Cartographer" was inspired by this. 
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Photographer
Maybe^^ I do not know :D
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