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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D70
Shutter Speed
25/1 second
Aperture
F/13.0
Focal Length
10 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jan 27, 2006, 5:57:46 PM
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From the steamy seas by gilad From the steamy seas by gilad
LOOK at my knees,
That island rising from the steamy seas!
The candles a tall lightship; my two hands
Are boats and barges anchored to the sands,
With mighty cliffs all round;
They’re full of wine and riches from far lands….
I wonder what it feels like to be drowned?

I Wonder What it Feels Like to be Drowned? / Robert Graves


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This is the first time I say this:
Watch in small view, since the large view may be too much for the browser (it's meant to be downloaded as a wallpaper).

Tel Baruch, Tel Aviv. Israel.
I was standing up to my belt in water for this one.
You can check that with ~israelfi if you don't believe me :D
I hope you will enjoy this Wallpaper version.

Sigma 10-20mm with as much ND filter as I could on top of it to get the long exposure effect.
25 Seconds exposure with 64ND + 8ND on top of it.

Just a few words on ND filter before the questions starts coming (and they will...)
ND stands for "Neutral Density"
When it is desirable to obtain proper exposure when confronted with too much light intensity, you can use a Neutral Density (ND) filter. This will absorb light evenly throughout the visible spectrum, effectively altering exposure without requiring a change in lens opening and without introducing a color shift. A Neutral Density filter reduces the amount of light passing through the camera lens without changing the color of the scene. It is especially useful in bright light conditions to help prevent overexposure. The neutral density filter also allows proper exposure at a wider lens opening for reduce depth-of-field to highlight a key subject by making the foreground and/or background out of focus.

The Neutral Density filter also allows shutter speeds to produce blurred motion effects, as I did in this picture.
OK, enough on that :)
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:iconbongiornoprincipessa:
absolutely amazing!Congrats!
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:iconamidarosa:
amidarosa Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
what are 64ND + 8ND? haha I'm a beginner photographer
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:iconmyheartisamess:
myheartisamess Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
stunning
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:iconkarolvig:
karolvig Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
awesome! :)
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:iconariari26:
ariari26 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
It's fantastic!
I like it!
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:iconeye-am:
eye-am Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010   Digital Artist
Love the sky on this :love:
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:iconrebeliousstars:
RebeliousStars Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
Absolutely gorgeous shot here. I can't quite make out where land ends and water begins, but I like that. It makes it feel oddly unknown, like a summary of an adventure, but you can't give away all the spoilers. The sky compliments this shot as well. Great job.
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:iconjpgmn:
jpgmn Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here: [link]
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:icontheblindalley:
theblindalley Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
absolutely beautiful!! :heart:
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:iconbelcyrpiotr:
BelcyrPiotr Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
nice
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:iconfrayart:
frayart Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured :hug:
Here [link]

:w00t:
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:iconjlm25:
JLM25 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Typical Gilad..you put most to shame...well done!
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:icongreyorm:
greyorm Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
Impressive piece. I really like it. The colors, the blurring, the fade around the edges: I don't know, just something about this piece makes me think "Wow!"
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:iconsweetangel17:
SweetAngel17 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is sooo pretty!!!
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:iconwaterfallheart:
waterfallheart Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
wow,
amazing colors....
Great work!
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:iconla-puce:
La-Puce Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
a kind of strange and captive paradise great :clap:
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:iconbebecca:
Bebecca Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful!

:D
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:iconabsoposi:
AbsoPosi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
What a dynamics..!
It's like an oil painting. Very nice and soothing..
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:icondonaldsart:
donaldsart Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
awesome
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:iconabdohad:
AbdoHad Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
utterly majical!
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:iconkjnwds:
KjnWds Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008   Photographer
fav for the photo + you standing in the water with your tripod + the explanation on the ND filter
=D
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:iconbigbenhoward:
Bigbenhoward Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Drowning hurts.

But your picture is great! Nice work.

Someday, someday I will have a collection of pictures of my own as grand as this.
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:iconwarpedorbit:
WarpedOrbit Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
:D That's just so beautiful...the colors, the motion. Your work is just so amazing!
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:iconerthbndangl:
erthbndangl Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
It makes for a positively beautiful desktop! :) Thanks for sharing. :hug:
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:iconrevelationspace:
RevelationSpace Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
Didn't you destroy your tripod doing this?

I've considered doing this, but I don't want salt water going anywhere near mine.
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008  Professional Photographer
It didn't do it any good, but it's all well. It survived
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:iconthe-imagined:
the-imagined Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow.
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:iconcitrush2o:
citrush2o Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
Love this effect. Great pic.
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:iconstagegirl:
stagegirl Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008   Writer
beautiful!
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:iconsassaputzin:
sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
how did you mange to keep the tripod so still waist deep in water that is moving so much?
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Professional Photographer
It was deep in the sand
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:iconsassaputzin:
sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
i see ..wonderful effect...
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:iconscaber:
scaber Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
:thumbsup: I sometimes add a polarsing filter to the ND to lengthen the exposure time.
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:iconmax-doom:
MaX-DooM Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
ND64? The guy in my camera shop said there was only ND2, 4, 8 ... and 400!
Who makes these please?


(you already know it's a cracking photo =) )
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:icongilad:
gilad Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional Photographer
B&W
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:iconmax-doom:
MaX-DooM Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
thanks very much :handshake:
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:iconvisionsprelude:
VisionsPrelude Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
That movement is amaing, not to mention the colours! :clap:
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:icondwth:
dwth Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 24th.:wave:
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:iconelgaris:
Elgaris Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful.
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:iconsk3l:
sk3l Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
its lovely
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:iconbeta9:
Beta9 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008   Photographer
wow ... gorgeous. the effect makes me think of someone looking back through time.
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:iconglass-soul:
Glass-soul Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
LOVE, YES...
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:iconthecolorsilver:
thecolorsilver Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
This is a gorgeous photo.
It has an otherworldly quality to it that is just stunning.
I love it.

Good job!
:)
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:icontrudyg:
trudyg Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
Beautiful picture..........
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:iconmiamsm:
miamsm Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
featured in here [link]
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:iconbezosjecajna:
bezosjecajna Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
Wow. :O
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:iconthe-shining:
the-shining Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Well done :)
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:icondexter13-sk:
dexter13-sk Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
It is first time I saw these type of long expo photo in your gallery and is very nice. I am very glad that you are making pure photography and not using new techniques such as HDR, that I think it is not about photography /cuz you need soft to do it - and create fairytaile photo from shit/

Good luck :thumbsup:
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StraylightRevelation Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your Photographs NEVER cease to amaze me
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:icontsheva:
tsheva Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely colors in this.
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