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I still remember  by Antoine Khater

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It was a very colorful sunset and, although light was amazing, it kept changing very fast. I found myself looking around quickly between shots to see where the explosion of colors was happening and had to compose my shots rather quickly by my standards. Luckily I am happy with some exposures and this is one of them.

Taken with Canon 40D, Tokina 12-24mm @ 12mm f/18 ISO 100 and a polarizer. Manual focus, exposure and white balance.

This is a combination of 3 shots exposed respectively for the sky, sea and rocks and merged manually in Photoshop CS3 to mimic the effect of a ND Grad filter. The purpose of this method is not to give to the picture an “unatural” HDR look but just to save on the cost of ND Grad filters

Location: Jbeil, Lebanon
ref: 2008-11-08_40D_100-1236-1238
MCN: CA056-B9404-22C00

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License .
© Antoine Khater 2008. Some rights reserved.


ocean, sea, sunset, water, landscape, long, sky, exposure, sun, twilight, horizon, seascape, waterscape, east, middle, lebanon, jbeil


  • Natalie Broome
    Natalie Broomealmost 6 years ago

    Looks fantastic Antoine – great work!

  • Thank you Natalie !

    – Antoine Khater

  • sandyibrahim
    sandyibrahimalmost 6 years ago

    It must have been quite breathtaking to witness this live in Jbeil! Very nice work!

  • It was wonderful Sandy! I’ve rarely seen so many colors on such a calm sea.

    – Antoine Khater

  • Alex Stojan
    Alex Stojanalmost 6 years ago

    It looks very alien with the rocks and mist, stunning image.

  • Thank you Alex ! I’ll take the “alien” part as something good :D


    – Antoine Khater

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinalmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic shot Antoine! I love the effect from long shutter speeds.

  • Thank you Vikram ! The shutter was not that long here (longest 1.3 seconds) but the sea was exceptionally calm

    – Antoine Khater

  • simonesphotos
    simonesphotosalmost 6 years ago

    Glorious composition and colour Antoine!

  • Thank you Simone !

    – Antoine Khater

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasalmost 6 years ago

    I would have never guessed that this image is a merge of 3 different exposures. Beautiful and seamless work. Very serene and tranquil seascape. Thanks for sharing with the Art of the Middle East group.

  • EvCohen
    EvCohenalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful shot!!!

  • Thanks

    – Antoine Khater

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 6 years ago

    Amazing view

  • Thank oou

    – Antoine Khater

  • Di Jenkins
    Di Jenkinsalmost 6 years ago

    This is stunning – the rocky foreground is a fabulous contrast to the smoothness of the water. Gorgeous!!

  • Thanks Di ! it is your comment that is gorgeous.

    – Antoine Khater

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosalmost 6 years ago

    So beautiful, easy to appreciate why you were so happy with them,well captured,
    Regards, Rod.

  • Hey Rods,
    You know what they say “be your worst critic” :)
    Thanks for your comment.

    – Antoine Khater

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