MyPictureDay Challenge Round #35 - Baltic Illusions

in mypictureday •  last year 

Another beautiful evening at the golden beach of Curonian Spit, Lithuania. This Autumn brings quite a lot of perfect sunset with amazing skies and colors.
Moreover, my present combination of ND and ND Gradient filters just brings very unusual color cast, which makes the final result pretty phantasmagorical but still quite amazing

So here we go with small series of the shot done this week with ultra wide angle lens (at the end adding few already posted earlier this week, just all of those are from the same evening)

Enjoy the scenery :)


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CameraCanon 5D Mark II / Sigma 12-24mm / LEE+Haida Filters

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Cool photos. I am in love)

Love is in the air :D

Beautiful collection. I like the cold tones/colours in front in contrast to the warm background. Have the filters you use different colouertones?

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I had to by a set of old Haida 15cm ND filters to be able to shoot 12mm wide Sigma (well at least viertical, since 15x15 are bloody too much expensive). And this Haida initially gives cold tones, but in combination with ND Grad LEE (which is actually very neutral), somehow it gives those phantasmagorical colors and very interesting mixture of cold and warm...
Was really unexpected, but so damn cool as a result :)

Exiting and great result, fun to experimenting a little👍🏻

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Woww! Every single image describes there is a heaven on and inside the ocean. Fabulous

Nice colours

Awesome colors throughout. Resteemed!


Those are stunning shots. The filters really do make the images seem a bit other worldly.

Well done. Very well done.

That's gorgeous.

Totally invaluable shots

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Stumbled on this post while looking for good tags to use. Excellent photos, I think the 2nd image in this set is top notch, wouldn't mind it on my wall in a frame. Is the teal green foreground colour sand? Can't help wonder what the real colour is?

The cast you're getting from the filters are not at all unpleasant, but are you able to correct with white balance adjustment in post if you wished?

A few years ago I wasted money on cheap Cokin filters. Trying to correct in post with white balance adjustment would not work at all and trying other methods was a real chore and seldom successful. I now have a mixture of Lee and Hitech, they have a cast but are reasonably easy to correct.

Yeah, my first ever filers were Chinese ones and also a set of color once to start playing with. You know, in the beginning many photographers are just mad about colors in landscapes and getting some crazy ones. Then for quite a long time I jsut stayed with my LEEs, which is yes, still may have a bit of color cast, but very good especially with Canon initial color palette (well, at least completely fit my taste).
And now, since I was searching for not expensive way to still use some ND + Grad on 12mm Sigma, I just stumbled on ebay on those cheap Haida set (I guess they were manufactured for Cocin system). And damn the combination of 8ND Haida + ND Grad of Lee jsut gave those insane colors combination and mixture. So far I'm just in love with it, will see for how long ;) There is almost no any play with WB here, thats what I'm getting straight from the camera, just some additional color grading of course