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The city of Horta

The city of Horta
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1376 W: 234 N: 1593] (8380)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04-10
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MKII, Canon 17-40mm f/4 L USM, Lee Filter System
Exposure: f/14.0
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: A photography trip to Faial, Azores
Theme(s): postcards from Portugal, 2013 moments [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-05-09 4:46
Viewed: 1959
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Each morning I woke up early, opened the curtains and checked out the weather and cloud conditions. A few morning I just returned straight to bed as winter had not yet left the Azores. That morning I decided that even with the overcast, I needed to get some early morning photos and who knows the clouds would break and the sunrise would be there.

Standing on top of a hill, looking of the city of Horta, I tried to wake up and think of the camera setting, what filter to use and getting the focus right. A juice box, power bar and cigarette did the trick and the result was quickly made.

I deliberately slowed down the shutter speed by using a two stop ND filter so that the movement in the cloud cover was captured. The shutter speed was 69 seconds.

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Hi Niek
fine nocturnal shot using a tripod. good sharpness of details/houses at night and nice play of lights and colors in the dark.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-05-09 11:17]


I like the distant lighting and amounts, it hones the erye in so well.
I love the shape of your coastline too.

stv ;o))

Hello Niek, it isn't often that we see pictures of towns and cities like this, taken from a distance and with the lovely effect of the lights still shining out.
You were certainly wide awake to get it just right imo.
I like the reflected light across the water.
Regards Jean.

Beautiful capture of this city at dawn! I guess you are just like me, a photo fanatic who gets up very early in the morning to take pictures. Love the colors. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

Hi,great atmosphere of a city waking up.Excellent composition,all the best,Otto.

Ciao Nieck, great POV on lovely town, fashinating blue hour, beautiful exposure, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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