This is one of my dearest photos. I call it 'The Sunrise Transition' because this photo perfectly depicts the transition from blue hour to golden hour just before the Sun has risen.
I clicked this photo without much preparation. I was on my training to South India and during one of my training holidays, we visited Kanyakumari, the southernmost land tip of the Indian subcontinent. It was before sunrise and I was clicking some handheld slow shutter shots by using a nearby rock as a temporary stand. This photo was clicked at 0.5 second exposure, I was very lucky to get no camera shakes. I had clicked around 10-15 shots that morning. This was the best out of the lot. I didn't have time to edit this image during my training days. Later on, when I returned from my training, I went on to process this image in Adobe Photoshop CS6 (yes, that is the one I used to use back then) and came up with this final result.
I have always loved Sunrise and Sunset, and blue and golden hours. This photo is a sunrise shot which is taken at the exact transition from blue to golden hour. What I love the most about the photo is not just this fact but that I was completely unprepared for this and it came out to be one of my best works. I love doing waterscapes and this will be the pick of my waterscapes shots. I hope to go back to Kanyakumari someday and recreate this frame and click some more seascapes there.
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Dimitri Vasileiou • Editor