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Cat Loi Fishing Village

Cat Loi Fishing Village
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Nha Trang is a beach city, protected by surrounding mountains looking into a bay with many beautiful small islands. This popular tourist destination is 440 km away from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), known for its pristine beaches and excellent scuba diving. Nha Trang Bay is one of the world's most beautiful bays, and had held the 2008 Miss Universe and 2010 Miss Earth Pageant.

This fishing village is at Cat Loi, 15 km North of Nha Trang beach city.

As usual, I arrived before sunrise at 4:40 am. There were lots of dark clouds since the last evening signifying a big storm coming.

2-Stop Hard Step Grad ND held at a diagonal angle to the brighter top left sky and gradually darkening toward the bottom right which is darker . In this series, I also used Formatt HD Glass 6 stop solid ND filter to soften the water and the clouds. Unlike the Hitech resin filter, this glass filter is very neutral as you can see all the sunrise colors are there.

Single RAW file processed in Lightroom 4.

Focusing was at the left edge of the first rock at f/11, this is the aperture I could push on a 36 mp Nikon D800E just because the lens is a Zeiss. For most other lenses f/8 or f/5.6 would be more optimal, but at limited depth of the field.

The key in composition is the distinct cloud line leading to the rocks, and the orange glow helps keeping the viewer's eyes there.
Date: 2013-01-04 21:05:23

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Stunning image....
p.i.n.o.c.c.h.i.o 2013-01-05 04:33:06
Beautiful capture.
xiaomeisun (take a break from Flick from now) 2013-01-05 05:03:16
This photo is a good sample in the flickr. It is awarded the flickr Award!

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feigned fire 2013-01-05 09:45:14
Very nice! 2013-01-05 16:13:15

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