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The Living Infinite by NicolasAlexanderOtto The Living Infinite by NicolasAlexanderOtto

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_______Tech Info
   Pentax K5
   Sigma EX 10-20mm f/4,0-5,6 DC HSM
   Slik 780 DX Pro | SH-807E
   Aperture: f/10
   Shutter Speed: 45s
   ISO-Value: 100
   Focal Length: 10mm
   Filters: Haida ND1000 Slim
   Time: 8:25am

_____Random Info
   This shot was taken at one of Portugals most famous beaches: Praia da Adraga near Sintra. These characteristic stone formations were certainly a challenge to compose but luckily I had the right winds and clouds for creating a dynamic sky and enough surge for the misty-touched midground which contrasts the dark tonalities of the sand very well. I do prefer such ominous pictures over the classic sundown anytime, so I am very content with the outcome.

 And major thanks to JanPusdrowski for lending me his lens hood for the trip. Without it most of my seascapes would've suffered under the weather circumstances even more, with rain drops coming from all sides most of the time.

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:iconmarc-bruno:
"The Living Infinite" drags the viewer right into the picture. The soft blur due to the long exposure emits pure calmness. Those rough rocks make for an interesting contrast and give the picture more depth, they attract and build some tension, without them the calmness couldn't be conveyed. Blue tones dominate the picture and generate a cold feeling.
The viewer stands on the cost after a long, harsh and cold day, breathing the fresh air. Instant relaxation overcomes the mind, with a warm tea waiting back home.
This piece of art is carefully composed and presented to the audience, well done!
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:iconmaximecourty:
MaximeCourty Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Photographer
Superb work, great balance in composition. The texture of the underwater sand is just gorgeous.
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Thanks! I got really lucky with the pattern in the sand! :D
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:iconjanek-sedlar:
Janek-Sedlar Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   Photographer
Amazing Atmo :clap:
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Thank you. Glad you like it. :)
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:iconemmmbeee:
EmmmBeee Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Like the smooth transition from the sand over the thin water layer to the mist (...at least it looks like mist...).
The texture of the sand in the foreground is fantastic.
Great shot!
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Thanks. Glad you like it. Had a good surge to facilitate this. :D
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:iconemmmbeee:
EmmmBeee Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hope you could keep your feet dry... Emote: Grin
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Nope ;)
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:iconelinasart:
ElinasArt Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Schöne Farben =)
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:iconelinasart:
ElinasArt Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Magic Dummy
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:iconkoopa90:
Koopa90 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The rock off to the left looks like the remains of a sunken ship. Very mysterious, Graveyard for ships.
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Haha, most indeededly. =P

Sadly there is only one ship on the portugese coast that ran aground and all my pictures of it suck due to bad weather. :D
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:iconcolinhsillerud:
ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Very nice to see a great image taken in something other than the golden hour. well done sir.
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
NicolasAlexanderOtto Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Thank you. Actually I prefer the darker moods most of the time. At least I've come to really enjoy the twilights gloom. :)
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:iconcolinhsillerud:
ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yeah, I can see your attention to dark moods in your gallery. I like all that stuff very much as well. I look forward to more.
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
NicolasAlexanderOtto Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Thanks, I hope there will be more to come soon. :)
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:iconfelixinden:
FelixInden Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Grosses Kino würd ich sagen. Super Gestaltung und die Belichtung passt super- die schön düstere Stimmung untermalt die zackige Szene. Top!
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
NicolasAlexanderOtto Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Danke sehr. :)
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:iconfelixinden:
FelixInden Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconmeema:
Meema Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Exceptional shot. Very well done.
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Thank you. :D
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:iconallthingswillbe:
allthingswillbe Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Perfect with the fog and right down the the color variation in the grains of sand. Kudos!
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Thanks. :D
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:iconpistolpete2007:
Pistolpete2007 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply superb!!
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Thanks. :)
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:iconstefanhefele:
StefanHefele Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Super Compo !
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Danke Stefan. :D
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:iconmatthiashaltenhof:
MatthiasHaltenhof Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ganz sicher einer der schönsten Orte da unten und eines der schönsten Bilder von dort!
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Yoa, kommt auf das Wetter an würde ich sagen, wir sind mehr als nur naß geworden, hab mir auch noch n' Zehnagel gekillt. :D

Vllt. wirklich nicht der einfachste Spot aber macht auf jeden Fall Spaß. Und danke für das Lob. :)
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:iconthinking-silence:
Thinking-Silence Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Sehr schick :)
Die Felsen spannen ein paar interessante Vektoren auf :)
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Nya, ich hoffe nicht zu viele, hab wirklich einige Winkel probiert und habe immer versucht die ruhigste Komposition zu finden. ;)
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:iconthinking-silence:
Thinking-Silence Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Also ich finds genau richtig!
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great place
excellent work
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Indeed worth visiting. :thanks:
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup:
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:icontwelvemotion:
twelvemotion Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Awesome!
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ItalyFineArt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Beautiful job! The colors are spectacular and the long exposure time make this image an absolute eyecatcher!
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Thanks, I prefer long exposure almost in any case. :D
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:icone-m-d-e:
e-M-D-e Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Great shot! I really like the contrast of dark stones against sun lit clouds.
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Yep, we got lucky the sun wasn't over the cliffs behind the camera when the clouds hit the horizon. :)
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:iconh8btalways:
H8BTalways Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
great image
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Thanks. :)
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:iconsewerrar:
SewerRar Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautifully moody shot. Looks like you got a nice mix of the elements for this!
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Thanks man. Really got lucky there, indeed.
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:iconragnaice:
ragnaice Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great picture! :clap:
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Photographer
Hast du noch was daran verändert? Kommt mir jetzt noch dramatischer vor all auf deinem Monitor! Starke arbeit!!
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