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Sea of Time by justeline Sea of Time by justeline
…If you don`t want to drown in this muddy water
you will have to move
you must learn how to swim
you have to have a plan
and you gotta watch out for what they say
`cause they...sometimes they say:
take it easy
take it easy, now
but i know that
waking up ain’t easy, no
when you`re lonely
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This happens to be one of the songs that never really leave me. For years… It plays in my head every morning when I wake up alone. Original plan was to name the photo “Sands of Time” but there happen to be lots of deviations going by that name.

This shot was taken at Porto Lagos near Lake Vistonida. Having lived most of my life on a rocky island I was always fascinated by shots of sandy beaches after low tide when the seawater has withdrawn leaving the sand wet and “wrinkled”. The day we arrived at Porto Lagos we weren’t sure if we would find the place interesting enough to stay but upon seeing this beach with this vast space of “carved” sand I was ready to use all available means to convince *KirlianCamera that we should stay and spend the next sunrise there. Νo need for that though. When I turned to face him he already had that look on his face as if he were already composing shots!

We spent the next two sunrises on that beach, splashing around the cold waters. I found out soon enough that despite the beauty of the place it was a bit difficult to find a composition I liked. I didn’t want the lines to run diagonally, I wanted them to converge to the center of the image and I didn’t want them to point at just an empty space. I also wanted a low angle point of view and the fact that the sky was not interesting on the second morning was a bit of a help since I wasn’t tempted to include much of it in the composition. A useful lesson learned on those two days: carrying with you some (unused!) garbage bags when in such dump places can prove VERY useful. You can lay them on the wet sand and place your bag on them without worrying that you’ll take home a considerable amount of the sand and seawater on your bag!

Minimal contrast and levels adjusted during RAW conversion in Nikon Capture NX2 .

Hope you enjoy your visit here!

PS This one is for =Svision who has some great shots of such beaches!

Location: Porto Lagos, lake Vistonida

tech stuff

Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X AF Pro DX @12mm
Aperture: f/11
Shutter Speed: 58"
ISO: 200
Filters: Lee 3 stop soft grad ND (0.9), B+W 77E 110 (10 stop ND)
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:iconarisgow:
Arisgow Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
wonderful...
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
your beautiful art is featured within a poem here [link] please visit and fav if you like
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ChrisEarthquake Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
amazing...
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Val-Faustino Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful shot, I love the composition :clap:
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very glad to hear that Valdemar, many thanks!
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:iconjellyotter:
JellyOtter Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Amazing!
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:iconziyad2010:
ziyad2010 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student Photographer
wow very nice picture
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Many thanks! :)
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oceaniclove Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Very nice
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Very glad you like it!
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
yperoxh!:heart:
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Σ' ευχαριστώ πολύ Ελένη! :hug:
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:iconkokinomala:
kokinomala Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
parakalw:hug:
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:iconhamad84:
HAMAD84 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
waw wonderfull
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ABJR47 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Love This One!
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SilentTurok18 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The landscape of the surrealism art style in real life!
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:iconeinsey:
einsey Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
You've captured a wonderful combination of colors, shapes, and sizes.
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much Alan, very glad you like it! :)
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Roselana Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Gracias por esta bella imágen :)
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you for liking it Roselana! :hug:
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Roselana Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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MelGama Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured in my last journal [link] :smooch:
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
:hug: thank you so much Mel!
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
The color mix is really great! :clap:
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
Loads of thank Ricardo, so happy you like it! :)
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
- Yeah!Is a pic with a pretty look! :D
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JoseMelim Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great perspective and composition which gave the image its strenghtness. Wonderful light and colours. The foreground textures oppose to the nice smoothness of the background. Amazing picture.
I allways love your comments, to. I think images must have a good title, and a good text should be nice to.
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
As I just said, it's always a huge pleasure to receive comments from you Jose, they are so thorough and encouraging. Many thanks once again my friend! :)
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aletia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Einai apisteyto pou eheis kataferi na apothanatiseis mia tetoia shedon dedomeni stigmi gia ton ypoloipo kosmo kai na tis eheis dwsei toso atmosfaira kai poisi! Apla magiki fwtografia :clap: !
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justeline Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
S' eyxaristw para poly gia to panemorfo sxolio Amalia mou, poly xairomai pou tin eides opws tha ithela kai pou sou arese! :hug:
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aprylle0497 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
      Featured: HERE

      :wave: Take care!
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much Aprylle! :hug:
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aprylle0497 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
    You're welcome Justelene? (not quite sure.. :giggle:
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
hehe, Maria is my real name but I love Justelene just as much! Your choice Aprylle :hug:
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aprylle0497 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
I choose Justelene coz I find it unique. :huggle:
But where d'you get that from:?
Just wondering :giggle:
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
it's the title of a song from my favorite band! It's a local band, you sure haven't heard of them, but I love them very much!
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:iconaprylle0497:
aprylle0497 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
    I'm not familiar with bands coz it's not really my thing. :giggle:
    I am more inclined to something with classical touch on it..~
    :lol:
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MelGama Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here [link] :smooch:
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional Photographer
Many many thanks Mel! :hug:
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:iconmelgama:
MelGama Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You´re welcome :hug:
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madrush08 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Out of curiosity, why did you use the 10 stop ND here? It doesn't appear to have had any really effect on this photo. Before I saw the tech info I thought that the photo was taken between 2 and 8 seconds.
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justeline Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
You're right, about 5-10 seconds would be enough to smooth the ripples on the water. That was the only reason I went for a long exposure shot and I could have achieved that by using the ND8 and an aperture around 22. Unfortunately I had just dropped my ND8 on the wet sand (it was freezing cold and my fingers were so numb I had totally lost control over them!) It was wet and muddy and I know I couldn't do a good job cleaning it with those numb hands, so I went for the BW one.
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madrush08 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Bummer. I hope you got it clean eventually.
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
:nod:

:phew:
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Puppykit Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
amazzzzing :D :D
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you soooo much Helen! :hug:
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Puppykit Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
Your very welcome and it was my pleasure :hug:
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LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Artist
nice forms
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
Once again many thanks Vassili!
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IgorDefaveri Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
so cool and warm.
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