What a great message at the beginning of the week. Love to start a monday with such news. Would like to thank everyone who nominated and voted my photo "Storm is coming" for the Complementing Colors Content in September on Pentaxforums.com.
Picture was taken during a summer time in Poland. I was visiting little village at the Baltic sea side called Jaroslawiec in northern part of Poland. I remember it did not look like it is going to be perfect day for pictures. It was really windy day and raining from time to time. It looked like something is going to happen - I was waiting for storm and also to find some nice theme as the forefront of my pictures. When I was walking down the beach I've encountered the fishing port with a few boats located at the beach. That was it I said to myself.
I've mounted my K-3 on tripod, attached a wide angle lens Da 17-70 which is capable to capture a great colors and contrast. To show the movement I decided to use a Hoya Pro Neutral Density filter ND 1000 which let me to set the exposure for 15 seconds. To get the extra sharpness I set the aperture for f16. I usually shot in Manual mode in RAW format. And the same it was at that time. To avoid shaking of the camera on the strong wind I usually put my backpack under the tripod to make it more heavier. I also set the mirror up to reduce unwanted movement of the camera. That was perfect decision. Straight from the camera I knew it is going to be a nice shot.
I usually don't work much in the post processing. I don't use photoshop. Post processing for me is mainly done in Lightroom 5. Love this "all having" program. Since picture was in RAW format I added some extra contrast, saturation and sharpness and it all combined this effect showed on picture.
Once again thank you for nomination.