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Wallpaper Details: Before The Dawn

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Before the Dawn by gian.luca
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Before the Dawn

October 18th, 2011

A suggestive view of Bracciano's Lake from Trevignano Village. I shot this photo in the early hours using a long exposure and a tripod.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Manfrotto tripod.

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: Philippe Clairo
about 2 years, 10 months ago
Simple, elegant, and peaceful! The pastel tones contrast well with the wood posts, in all it has a very serene feel to it. Well done!
Posted By: Daddy_Gemini
about 2 years, 9 months ago
Interesting feeling, just not an interesting enough subject in my opinion. Good quality, balance and coloring, I just don't want to use it as wallpaper. However, this is partly personal preference and I can see how others would love to use this, as Philippe put it, "serene" piece on their desktop. I would like to see what else you have photos of since the professional quality is obviously there...
Posted By: Daddy_Gemini
about 2 years, 9 months ago
Edit: After looking at the largest size in hopes of cropping the posts just to use them and the reflections for a more abstract instead of out of place piece, I found the clarity I thought was there kind of lacking. What I mean is the image isn't as sharp as it could have been, maybe because the focal point or depth of field was a tiny bit off, leaving out some of the finer details of the posts. I do love how they appear to be sitting on a hard ice or glass surface because of the long exposure and still water though. And I'm not usually one who thinks long exposures and water really mix. But night shots are hard to get detail out of without the long exposure so... All-in-all, I guess since I've talked about this so much it proves it is interesting under it's own merits. =)
Posted By: HodgePodge
about 2 years, 3 months ago
I love this image. I have a soft spot for good low-light photos and long exposures, and this is a very nice one. I think it makes for a great wallpaper, it's simple and not too distracting. For me, too strong a subject in a wallpaper is not necessarily a good thing, although it sometimes can be. In this case, I think the wood posts make a perfect sharp subject, contrasting with the soft, blurred pastel of the water. I think it's plenty sharp where it needs to be, cropping a portion of the high-res and expecting tack-sharpness is just pixel peeping. I wonder did you do any light painting on the wood posts?

The only tiny thing I would have liked even more is to see the wood posts placed just a little further down in the frame instead of in the middle, but that's a tiny nit-pick. I know how cropping the pic to fit the 16:10 format can alter the composition that was originally envisioned, and I don't know what it looked like before the crop. Very well done!

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