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Windy sunset on Crete

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

It was windy on Crete during my stay what actually made it easier to stand the heat. And also was good for landscape photography - I like that blur created by strong wind. It makes the scenes more dynamic and also can help in removing distracting elements from the picture. To get long enough exposure when shooting sunsets I needed to use ND400 neutral density filter. Otherwise I could get only very fast shutter speeds.

Technical details:
Camera: Canon 5D MK III
Lens: Canon 24 f/1.4 L USM II
Focal length: 24 mm
Aperture: f/11.0
Exposure time: 8 s ("middle" exposure)
ISO: 100
Number of exposures: 6
E.V. Step: 1
Flash used: no
Tripod: yes
Filters: ND400 neutral density filter
Software: Magic Lantern 2.3, Photomatix Pro 4.2.7 (Exposure Fusion), Lightroom 5.0, Photoshop CC

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