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Canon
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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F/8.0
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122 mm
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800
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May 28, 2010, 10:13:47 PM
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Dartmoor Blue by Alex37 Dartmoor Blue by Alex37
'Out of camera' colour except the WB which was set to 5500K the WB which I use on most of my shots as it is the colour temperature of velvia.

This was shot really quite late, about 10pm with the very last light of twilight, which is why it's so blue. Shoot at ISO 800 and the file is really quite clean.
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:iconambientcosmos:
ambientcosmos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Mystical.
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:iconflippinphil:
FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Love this!
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:iconcameraguyy:
cameraguyy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Love the blues in this shot. The 5500K bit actually inspired me to set my whitebalance to that when I first saw that, and I got amazing blue hues out of Lake Michigan (Echoes of Me)
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:) glad to help
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:iconpadika11:
padika11 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Very mysterious. I like the mood:)
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
Love it! :love:
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:iconarqhugo:
arqhugo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Amazing blue degrade tones!! All this layers are exquisite
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, I think this is quite different to most of my other work :)
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
hmmmmm very arty. I like it Mr Nail, I like it.
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Mr Malan
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:iconevamcdermott:
EvaMcDermott Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional Photographer
Love the blue tones here Alex.
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Eva :D
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:iconevamcdermott:
EvaMcDermott Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
Most welcome Alex.
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Lovely shot Alex
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Andy
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:icontagirocks:
TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow:
loving this fog!!
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Interesting stuff ;)
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hey man. Featured you in my journal, here [link] :)
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers Drew
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:iconserene-topaz:
serene-topaz Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful atmospheric shot! :)
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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:iconq-118:
q-118 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
I like the minimalistic-ness of this image. :thumbsup:
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks
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:icontamarasart:
TamarasArt Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Pretty!
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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:iconancoben:
ancoben Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Mysterious
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconpestilence:
pestilence Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
Nice one Alex! really enjoyed it, has an atmosphere in it!
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot, glad you liked it :)
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:iconsnaphappy101:
snaphappy101 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic pic :)
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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:iconsnaphappy101:
snaphappy101 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome :)
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Good stuff Alex. Nice original shot.
Not so sure about your Velvia fetish though.....Surely the beauty of having the ability to "correct" colour temp is that we have artistic flexibility over the colours produced and/or the ability to get them as we see them? Mimicing Velvia sounds like a narrowing of experimentation to me and very much a formulaic decision. If indeed you do use WB locked onto 5500 then what happens when that setting blocks up the saturation within certain channels. How do you get around that? When Velvia was indeed used commonly for nature photos very often the photographer would use colour correction filters based on the light colour anyway rather than relying on an inaccurate recording.
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is true, I will explain a little better.

I tend to find that I am shooting increasingly at sunset when the light is warm. Given that, the camera tends to go for a cooler WB. I like to go to 5500K then because it makes the most of the warm light. I set that as the limit however, because I like the idea that I am only capturing colour balance as it was before even if it is perhaps slightly warmer than your eyes might have seen it. For woodland shots on overcast days 5500K is pretty much perfect every time. For other shots I am more flexible, but I start at 5500K and often find that I am happy. Its not that I am not willing to experiment, but more that often I am happy not to :)

Alex
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok that makes more sense than I had assumed from your original description.
I think daylight is 5500k is it not? This begins to explain why some of your shots to me appear to be too neutral or too blue, something which I have noticed on occasion
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
which? if you had said too warm i might have understood :)
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:iconjakespain:
JakeSpain Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
No never too warm, quite the opposite. I consider neutral to be only a little way from too blue/cold.
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:iconjames-dolan:
james-dolan Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely use of WB mate. You know, the atmosphere of this actually makes me feel cold.. :)
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah, I guess that's because it's blue XD
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:iconannaphotix:
Annaphotix Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Quite amazing indeed!
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Anna
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:iconsassaputzin:
sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
looking at it again maybe the trees are composed a litte too high in the frame...
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
perhaps, but I rather like the texture of the out of focus foreground and the space between. I did start with (and plan to capture) a more pano format, but then went back to this :)
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
agreed the foreground is needed....as said i love it alex...
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
great :)
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:iconsassaputzin:
sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
love it alex, a break from the norm for you which is good to see....highlights one of the things i love about the 5dmk2...it sees in the dark!!
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, it is quite handy, I shot a reference shot at ISO6400 yesterday too :P
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
and...
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