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Atwin Calchand
Explorer, Geek and Photon-Manipulator
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Engadget: Scientists may have discovered a lost continent.


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Reuters: World temperatures hit new high in 2016 for third year in a row. #climatechangeisreal

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Inner Glow

Montague Island, Narooma, South Coast, NSW, Australia
NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 19 mm, 20 to 123 sec at f/11, ISO 100

Ten minutes later the sun had risen and the world had changed from night to day. The light was getting harsher but still I was hoping for a way to claw back the incredible lightness I was feeling at this spectacular location.

It was time to bring out the heavy ND’s to soften the scene. Dropping in the Lee LittleStopper (a six stop ND) along with the 3 stop reverse grad and CPL. I took a number of exposures with varying exposure times searching for that feel I was looking for. In the end I’ve taken four separate exposures with shutter speeds ranging from 20 to 123 seconds. In post I’ve manually blended the frames brushing in the areas of each image via a mask as required.

The end result an image with a vastly different feel to the incredible riots of colour only minutes before.

#montagueisland #southcoast #longexposure
#visitnsw #exploreaustralia #seeaustralia #focusaustralia
+Landscape Photography #landscapephotography
+HQSP Landscape #hqsplandscape
+BTP Landscape Pro #BTPLandscapePro


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Boats r us
and why they are better than shopping trolleys

Where ever you drive in Norway there is always some form of water course and sure as another tunnel will come up in the drive there is always a boat moored in teh middle of nowhere. They seem to float about waiting for some to jump in and go somewhere, maybe here, across the fjord to the village...

So what does this have to do with trolleys? well these boats are everywhere, like trolleys at my local shopping centre - caution rant ahead - but unlike these nice little boats which seem to be moored anywhere, trolleys left anywhere (except in the designated trolley bay) at the shopping centre are a pita and those who can't be arsed pushing their trolley the 4 metres to the trolley bay deserved to have a thousand trolleys rain down in their front yard :) I do my shopping late on a week night, best time ever, no crowds, no queues and always specials on perishables :) the other night I noticed a couple push their trolley to their car, unload it, leave the trolley immediately behind the car and drive off - it was literally 5 metres to the trolley bay :-/ anyways, sure enough, 30 seconds after they drive off, it was like a magically trolley devil intervention, the trolley rolls back into the car on the other side of the carpark road :-/

So, if you go to a shopping centre, be sure to put your trolley in the bay and don't hesitate to put some other clowns incorrectly left trolley in the bay..even better take your kids for a spin in it on the way to the trolley bay (I can't confirm or deny doing circle work in a woolies trolley on the top level ;) )

Rant finished - onto the image - heres a nice picture of a fjord with one of the many little boats waiting for someone to go an explore the snowcapped hills. 5 shot panorama.



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Neist Lighthouse

3 shot panorama, each shot in the landscape orientation
D750 coupled with Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 @ 34mm Aperture: f16 and Shutter Speed: 1/1.3ss
ISO: 100
out front: Lee Graduated Filter (0.9x)

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The Guardian: Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth's wilderness in 25 years – study.

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Newsweek: The World's Plan to Save Itself, in 6 Charts.
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