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Good Morning South Beach by Bandit83 Good Morning South Beach by Bandit83
Good Morning South Beach

What a beautiful morning. The rising sun in front of me and the beach patrol in my back :D. I had no problems with them but it was a little bit confusing for me.
It was the perfect day for this picture. Only the few people walking around in front of me were disturbing.
There is nothing more to write about it. It's a wonderful sunrise at Miami South Beach.

I made a HDR with 8 exposures. I had to reduce a halo around the lifeguard tower. I used filters, masks and the gradiation curve in Photo Shop.
The result isn't perfect but it would take a whole day to make it really good. Time I don't have now :(. I hope you enjoy it, like I enjoyed to take the pictures.


This is no stock-picture. No editing, publishing or using in any way without
my approval is allowed (Excluded are features on DeviantArt or Red Bubble).
Copyright 2010 Manuel Wieczorek

Location: South Beach, Miami, Florida, USA [link]
Date: February 21th, 2010
Light Conditions: Sunny

Camera: Canon EOS 400D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm/ 4/ L USM
Focal Length: 29 mm

Shutter Speed: 1/5 sec
Aperture: 10
ISO: 100

Tonemapping: 8

Tripod: Manfrotto 055XPROB
Tripod Head: Manfrotto 486

- Hoya Circular Polarizer

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tilar Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
I think you captured a wonderful moment in life. Seeking perfection isn't worth while. You miss to much stuff that way. The photo reminds me of the movie The city of angels with Nicolas Cage because of the dark figure (a heart breaking movie by the way if I may say so). I like it!
Approaching-Day Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010   Photographer
It does seem a little dark and maybe underprocessed for a HDR. Fair enough if you didn't have the time I suppose. Excellent composition though, and the clouds above the sun are gorgeous :)
Bandit83 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
Hi. First of all thank you very much for the comment and the :+fav:. I really appreciate it that you took the time to watch and to write :).

I kept the picture dark, so that the sense of the sunrise is still in there. I tried to make it a little bit brighter, but than the figure of the clouds became worse. In general I try to keep my pictures natural (like the other HDR pics in my gallery are).
But underprocessed it is. The halo around the tower is still disturbing, and my masks do not fit everywhere. I have to clone out some things, to reduce noise, to sharp some parts,........ I'm not a pro, but self-critical. The picture has to get better :D.
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