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Dear Rain, Why such a beautiful thing? ️ . . It’s been a month today since I’m …

Dear Rain, Why such a beautiful thing? ️ . . It’s been a month today since I’m …


Dear Rain,
Why such a beautiful thing? ♥️
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It’s been a month today since I’m using my new gadget : Google Pixel 3A XL.
Boi oh Boi, this has by far the best camera in a smart phone.
My life as a Creator has become so much easy.
The colours & processing are so much natural that I don’t need to edit or grade my pictures anymore unlike my previous phones.

A lot of you who follow me regularly know that I love posting daily stories & I guess everyone has been able to see the change of quality.

Mobile Photography is the new buzz & I’m trying my best to get through it.
Keep an eye. 👀 .
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My first post from my own @googlepixel @madebygoogle. 🙈 .
Comment below whose phone has this Wallpaper shared by me this week. 😋
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#KaranKlicks #MadeByGoogle #GooglePixel3AXL #GooglePixel #TeamPixel #GooglePixel3 #MobilePhotography #Monsoons #Rain #July #Lucknow



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Red Dawn – Pololu Valley, Big Island, Hawaii

Red Dawn – Pololu Valley, Big Island, Hawaii

Red Dawn - Pololu Valley, Big Island, Hawaii

The sky opened up just as the sun rose to reveal the first light of dawn streaming through a squall of rain in the Pololu Valley on the Big Island of Hawaii. Hawaii is not just all about fun in the sun and coconuts! No HDR.

Free wallpaper for over 100 of my images in 6 different screen sizes is now available!

See the 1200 pixel version!
www.flickr.com/photos/patrick-smith-photography/497665091…

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Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 17-40L @39
0.4-second exposure @F9
LEE soft ND grad (100x150mm – 4x6in) 0.9 + 0.9
Lee foundation kit filter holder with Lee 77mm adapter ring
No polarizer.
ISO 50
RAW file processed with Capture One by Phase One
TIFF file processed with Photoshop
Small Slik Sprint mini II tripod
Manfrotto 322RC2 pistol-grip ball head

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So, I had to hike 500 ft. down into Pololu vally in the dark before sunrise in the rain to see this. It was slippery, so even though the trail is not difficult under normal conditions, it was not easy to get here.

The process of landscape photography is strange because the worst weather can lead to the most dramatic shots, but also it leads to the lowest probability of seeing anything interesting at all in the bad weather. I think that you just have to keep trying and hope for good luck. I did know the patterns of cloud formation in the area, so that helped. But still, I went down here on 5 consecutive mornings and was totally rained out on 3 of them. But those other two mornings were exilarating!

The map shows the exact location.

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My pictures are featured on the front page of the newly redesigned
The state Gov. of California website
. Have a look! It is Flash with my pics cut into layers for a 3-d slideshow. If you are into building apps, the State has opened up lots of data to the public, so check it out!

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Resources:
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Google Earth
earth.google.com/

Simply the best way to scout out locations that there is. You can see sun angles and pre-visualize light under lots of different conditions. Sometimes you can actually pre-compose your shots! This has saved me many thousands of vertical feet of climbing by avoiding spots with blocked views etc.

Satellite imagery (choose ‘National’ for a local US region or use your fave website)
www.wrh.noaa.gov/satellite/?wfo=mtr

Tide charting and preditions: (chose your area in US, other countries have similar websites)
tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/tide_predictions.shtml?gid=235

Wave Heights (I choose ‘North Pacific from Global’)
polar.ncep.noaa.gov/waves/main_int.html
Or Here:
www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/shtml/RP1bw.gif

Photos of every inch of the California coastline from a small plane. Excellent for close in detailed views.

www.californiacoastline.org/

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Posted by PatrickSmithPhotography on 2010-09-10 16:14:11

Tagged: , landscape , seascape , red , sea , beach , ocean , rain , clouds , pololu , big island , hawaii , sand , lava , united states , usa

45 Seconds at Hanalei, Kauai

45 Seconds at Hanalei, Kauai

45 Seconds at Hanalei, Kauai

Compare this to the last upload. Which do you like better? I got up in the dark to get there early in order to show how the trade winds sweep the clouds past the rainiest mountains in the world. No HDR.

See the super-big 1920 pixel version!
www.flickr.com/photos/patrick-smith-photography/601333646…

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Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 24-105L @ 35
45-second exposure @ F11
ISO 160
Lee Big Stopper 10-stop square very dark glass filter for long exposures
(It is hard to get due to limited production so order and wait!)
2-0.9 (3-stop) Lee soft edge neutral density graduated filters
(grads oriented vertically to get light onto the falls)
Lee foundation kit filter holder (3-slots) All full!
Lee adapter ring to fit my 77mm lens to the holder
No polarizer
Small Slik Sprint mini II tripod with Manfrotto 322RC2 pistol grip ball head
RAW file processed with Capture One by Phase One
TIFF file processed with Photoshop
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First light at Hanalei is one of the most spaecacular events to witness anywhere. I feel it rivals Yosemite or practically anywhere I’ve seen personally or in photographs. It is a warm Yosemite with an ocean! These mountains are as high as El-Capitan and almost as steep. The trade winds more the clouds quickly creating changing light conditions on the 4,000 ft. (1300+m) rain sculpted mountains which are the rainiest on the planet. You must see this place for yourself. I used a very dark Lee Big Stopper filter to allow a 45-second exposure to show the dynamic nature of the light here.

Sometimes the clouds open up a bit and during this time of year, the sculpted cliffs are etched perfectly in relief by the low sun angle. The long exposure also reduces distractions so that the pier and mountains stand out better.

Another nice thing the long exposure does is to eliminate people from the scene. There were paddleboarders, surfers and some boats moving through this scene but as long as they keep moving, all is well! And it was.

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Resources:
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Google Earth
earth.google.com/

Simply the best way to scout out locations that there is. You can see sun angles and pre-visualize light under lots of different conditions. Sometimes you can actually pre-compose your shots! This has saved me many thousands of vertical feet of climbing by avoiding spots with blocked views etc.

Satellite imagery (choose ‘National’ for a local US region or use your fave website)
www.wrh.noaa.gov/satellite/?wfo=mtr

Tide charting and preditions: (chose your area in US, other countries have similar websites)
tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/tide_predictions.shtml?gid=235

Posted by PatrickSmithPhotography on 2011-08-06 01:24:31

Tagged: , landscape , seascape , hanalei , kauai , hawaii , pier , mountain , rain , ocean , pacific , coconut , palm , sand , wind , usa

RAIN! / Ferry House / Veerhuis / Magical night trilogy / Encore / Overschie / Rotterdam

RAIN! / Ferry House / Veerhuis / Magical night trilogy / Encore / Overschie / Rotterdam

RAIN! / Ferry House / Veerhuis / Magical night trilogy / Encore / Overschie / Rotterdam

Large 1280×850 pixels

Final destination… 3 minutes before sunset. Wet pants, soppy shoes. This is HDR, 3 exposures, I didn’t feel like setting up gear, it kept raining – so no tripod, ISO up, some noise indeed – but I like the atmosphere as a whole. 🙂

THX for viewing folks! Faves and comments are always welcome! Have a nice day.

Press L to view it in large on black | Press F to favorite it.

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Speed! – San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge

Speed! – San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge

Speed! - San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge

San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge, 5-Seconds, lower deck, 5 lanes each deck, bumper to bumper, at the speed limit! Tripod, both hands on wheel! No HDR.

Free wallpaper for over 100 of my images in 6 different screen sizes is now available!

See the 1200 pixel version!
www.flickr.com/photos/patrick-smith-photography/428586380…

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Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 17-40L @37
5-second exposure @F8 (5-10 sec. is best for this)
No Filters
No polarizer.
ISO 50
Small Slik tripod with Manfrotto pistol grip ball head
(see how I used it below)
RAW file processed with Capture One by Phase One
TIFF file processed with Photoshop

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First, the results of the Haiti Charity relief auction for my last upload:

Congrats to Peter Kent from NSW, Australia with his winning bid of US $ 400.00!
And in a late night email, which I didn’t see until this morning, Kenny Shields from Scotland matched Peter’s $400 final bid.

So I’m going to make two prints, and the photo ‘The Curl’ has now raised US $800.00 for Haiti Charity Relief!

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Okay, so I was headed home after chasing some nice light which lasted about an hour. I may upload one but I’m not sure yet. Anyway, the San Francisco area has lots of bridges and tunnels, so I’ve been thinking about doing this sort of thing for a while.

Going across this bridge can be quite intense. It is the second busiest bridge in the world, just 3% behind the GW in New York. But there are only 5 lines in each direction, so traffic is always packed and going as fast as possible.

So, this is what I did:

1. I pulled over on a side street before one of the bridge onramps and set up the tripod with two legs extended beside each front seat, but firmly on the floorboard. The third leg was shortened and firmly on the console. The other two legs were wedged between the seats and the console and the camera was firm and not wiggling around at all. So I could speed up, stop quickly and go over bumps with hardly any movement of the camera. The lens was 1 inch below the rear-view mirror and 1 inch from the windshield.

2. I composed the shot with the hood of the car just below the frame, slightly pointed upwards and a little off-center. It was right at sunset, mostly cloudy and raining so I set the aperture to F8 for 5-seconds just making a guess with the light meter in the middle. It was darker under the deck so I added a bit of time for that.

3. I entered on the San Francisco side during a pouring rain right at sunset. (It should be raining for the best reflections on the road surface.) And it should be sunrise or sunset for the best light effects.

4. I moved into the middle lane so that there were two lanes on either side.

5. This suspension deck is 2 miles (3.2km) long before the tunnel on Yerba Buena island, so I had time to move around in traffic to get into an open space for a wider unobstructed view.

6. As I approached the tunnel, I slowed down to allow a car on the left and right to pass me and I made the exposure. The cars went streaking by as you can see.

That’s it. I made other ones too, including one in the tunnel and the other side of the island on the 2-mile long east span.

Be SUPER careful if you do this! Practise on empty streets. I was able to keep both hands on the steering wheel, my eyes on the road, by using the remote shutter release.

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The map shows exactly where this is.

See my Flickr profile for a link to my newly designed website.
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Resources:
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Google Earth
earth.google.com/

Simply the best way to scout out locations that there is. You can see sun angles and pre-visualize light under lots of different conditions. Sometimes you can actually pre-compose your shots! This has saved me many thousands of vertical feet of climbing by avoiding spots with blocked views etc.

Satellite imagery (choose ‘National’ for a local US region or use your fave website)
www.wrh.noaa.gov/satellite/?wfo=mtr

Tide charting and preditions: (chose your area in US, other countries have similar websites)
tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/tide_predictions.shtml?gid=235

Wave Heights (I choose ‘North Pacific from Global’)
polar.ncep.noaa.gov/waves/main_int.html
Or Here:
www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/shtml/RP1bw.gif

Photos of every inch of the California coastline from a small plane. Excellent for close in detailed views.

www.californiacoastline.org/

I get my cameras, filters, etc. here:

www.bhphotovideo.com/
or
www.adorama.com/

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Posted by PatrickSmithPhotography on 2010-01-18 19:33:45

Tagged: , bridge , bay bridge , san francisco , oakland , yerba buena , treasure island , traffic , rain , long exposure , usa , california , canon , 5d , mkii , 5dmkii

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