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March 6, 2012
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
30/1 second
Focal Length
17 mm
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Date Taken
Mar 4, 2012, 5:34:33 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows
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reach by ladyrapid reach by ladyrapid
We often find things we want, but won't quite have enough to get it. We often have things that we would like to do, but don't have what it takes for that extra step. There is only one solution to this, dare to challenge yourself, go for it and reach.

After a whole day of shooting I decided on my way home to check the old broken pier. At first glance I got nothing, this is now 30 mins before sunset, but a gut feeling tells me to stick around. Not only did the sky turn out nice, I also had company from two swans who graciously enriched my shot with their presence, a bit blurry but nevertheless very nice. It's here when the coffee turns out a bit extra tasty as well, good times!


Photo information
2 shot exposure │ Levels │ B+W 10 Stop ND
Photograph taken: Blekinge/Karlshamn


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Copyright 2012, Robin de Blanche. All rights reserved. My images may not be reproduced in any form without my written permission.
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Siggywiggs Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing colours, and the water seems so 'soft' and calm.
Great contrasts against the dark land, superb.
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
Long exposure photography, cheers mate.
Siggywiggs Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great! You're welcome!
Kenab Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
are you using a 17-40 F4L?
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Indeed I am, anything you'd like to know about it?
Kenab Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
Do you think it'd be wide enough if you were still using your 7D? Or you'd rather use something like 10mm? I'm debating what wide angle lens to buy for my 7D that wouldn't break the bank. (17-40mm being around 900$)
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
I used it with my 7D previous and it's perfectly fine. It all comes down on HOW wide you want/need. The crop on the 7D makes it roughly at 27-65. So if you looking for the extreme wide angle lens I'd go for a 10mm. Bare in mind that they are rarely very sharp due to the extreme curve in the glass. You can forget everything about edge sharpness. There's a couple good ones out there tho. Check the used marked, easily best way to shop for lenses.
Kenab Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thanks for the feedback, I'm indeed saving for a 5D MkIII so I don't want to dish out too much money on a super wide angle/crop-only lens. How of a performer is the 17-40? You got any other L lenses?
ladyrapid Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
Sorry for the late reply.
I don't have any other L-series lenses. I use a couple of sigma and tamron ones together with canons pieces. It's time to upgrade soon so I'm actually currently looking for what to get.

The 17-40 f/4 is a real bargain and stands pretty tall against it's big brother 16-35 f/2.8. Is it worth it? If you need the extra speed, sure. Otherwise it's a matter of slightly improved edge sharpness and general detail quality. Check out a couple comparison pieces written on it and I'm sure you'll get an idea.

Here's one I found that's pretty honest about it, [link]
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vackert :)
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