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Slangkop Lighthouse by hougaard Slangkop Lighthouse by hougaard
I can't remember who told me that there's no reason to switch from a 40D to a 5D, I've had the debate with many people on DA. I think it's total bullshit.

Processing this shot really showed me the 5D's superiority.
The red sky is so smooth, not a speck of noise, That little lighthouse is so damn pin sharp at F20, and so is the rocks at the bottom border. There's not a single pixel of abberation around the lighthouse. Pushing the exposure of the RAW file up or down by a stop does nothing to the qaulity. I can't wait to see what the mk2 will be like.

The place is slangkoppunt( snakeheadpoint ). This is on the cape peninsula, the mountains you usually see on the horizon of my seascapes.

5D
17-40mm
Lee 0.9 hard grad
ISO50
F20
15s

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psyfre Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Can never get bored of this image, every time.. just stunning.
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GoDsGiMp Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Man I took some pictures of this same lighthouse... it's as if it's not even the same one, great pic.
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
Featured - [link]
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samuelbitton Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
God! do I love that picture. Stunning
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hhryah Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Beautiful.
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Roderich Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
Amazing work and composition and play of colors. Absolutly

fascinating.
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monericdee26 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Was the water there like this? Or was this due to your camera.

Either way..your pictures have persuaded me to take a trip to Africa sometime in my life.
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Sagittor Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009   Photographer
wonderful ;)
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samuelbitton Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Probably one of the most beautiful waterscape I have seen. The colors and hues in the sky are superbly handled and the composition is simply perfect.
A really grand job that goes right in my favorites!!!
(I dream of taking such shots!)
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hougaard Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Thanks Samuel:) I dream of just seeing the alps!
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samuelbitton Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
he he !!! maybe we can swap for a while one day? ;-)
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didjerama Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009   Photographer
nice, love the detail on the rocks.
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Soul-Stripper Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009   Photographer
excellent work!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a fantastic photo
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goyeitor Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008   Photographer
Very beautifull shot
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svangeest721 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008   Photographer
This work has been featured on my journal [link] :salute: :)
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cami-rox Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful! your work is so amazing! the way you capture things at just the right time is awesome! great job, yet again! :clap:
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hexagon-sun Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
featured [link]
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stevieb123 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
simply fantastic
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hexagon-sun Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
So smooth. I love the texture on those wet lit rocks. Whoever said switching isn't necessary is indeed wrong.
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Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Hi :wave: , you've been featured [link] :D
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008   Photographer
Featured [link]
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WarAnakin Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Awesome picture.
What was your exposure time ???
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dannyp5000 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008   Photographer
Great Shot!

I agree on the 5D, I've just started using RAW on my 5D and it is amazing what you can do without loosing quality and adding noise!
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BoxOfAshes Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008   Photographer
thank you for sharing this. this looks just like a bit of a dream i had; and that dream meant so much to me.

<3
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dwth Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 49th .:wave:
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kimonokraken Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
You've been featured here:

[link]
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AndreasResch Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Professional Photographer
Excellent capture, Hougaard.
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Xander890 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
So beautiful shot!
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XaviKid Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
Beautiful photo!!! Nice work. :manhug:
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artweller24 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
Amazing! :heart:
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mutrus Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
Incredible scenery, amazing shot
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ironmanbr Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
Featured here: [link]
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LDFranklin Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008   Photographer
Brilliant!
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robertvine Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
Stunning!
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Flamenkrieger Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
*sigh* If only I could afford one.
Amazing photo
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samweissb Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
everytime i see some of ur awesome works i just wish to live in those photographs... "what a beautiful world" ;)
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HaruNiji Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Professional Photographer
That's brilliant, beautiful <3 you really toke an amazing shot! and I think you should print a photography book :) you have an amazing collection.
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osagelady Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
BREATHTAKING!!!!! I'm in awe :rose:
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scotto Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008   Photographer
Great shot! :+fav:
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simpson0718 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
It's so great!
I am planning to buy 5D MkII next year too~! ^^
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21citrouilles Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
It's a woundrous vision, with the contrast of colours between the sky and water, and the lighthouse in the background. Flawlessly captured, and fabulous. :)
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shueshine Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
are you using the same lens with the different cameras?
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hougaard Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
nope
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shueshine Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
the lens should have the effect on optical quality :)
the camera will too, but matters of sharpness throughout the field lie on the lens
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PLouie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
I'm confused. I thought abberration is from the lens and not the camera sensor.
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hougaard Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
combination
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eBooeBoo Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
WOW! O.O the sky looks so SMOOTH!!
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ironmanbr Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
:wow:

Amazing!! :clap: :clap:
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