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Intimate Landscapes Winner: Satesh Ramjattan

Dania Beach, Florida, USA
Canon 5DsR, Canon 70-200mm II f/2.8, f/4, 1/1250sec, ISO 100

Nature is truly beautiful in every angle and under all kinds of light, even dark light. I am a firm believer that light is what makes a photograph. As a landscape photographer who focuses on seascapes and ocean images, I really love to capture every angle of the ocean and under all types of light but I do favor early morning light.

On this particular morning the sky was very cloudy and it looked like a storm was on the way. I was alone in the water at Dania Beach about waist high and there was a mild chop in the sea. I find that a mild chop adds so much texture and personality to these close ups. The texture from the chop is also perfect for capturing highlights to contrast against the dark water.

I waited for the sun to peek over the horizon before I began to fire off a few frames. Focusing was difficult since the ocean had me bobbing around. I needed a fast shutter speed to darken the scene since I was at f/4 for a shallow depth of field and also to have the highlights bokeh giving the image a more ethereal feel.

The photograph was minimally processed in Photoshop CC with a few curves adjustments as well as some white balance tweaks to give the image a cold feeling. I believe this photograph is a testament to my original statement about nature and light.

We wish to congratulate this month’s 'Intimate Landscape' winner. This gorgeous picture can be viewed in High Definition in the latest issue of the magazine


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  1. Landscape Photography Magazine,

    Thank you so much. I am flattered you choose one of my images for the Intimate Landscape feature in the November 2017 issue.

    Oh yea, and thank you for the $30 award received today!



    Steve J. Giardini
    Nature, Landscape & Lifestyle Photographer
    Bend, Oregon, USA

    “Capturing the outdoor world in natural light.”

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