Chapel, human factor and dynamic water

A story behind: The Lord of the Stone chapel in Gulpilhares is a very popular photography spot. You can find thousands of its pictures taken from every possible angle. Last Wednesday night I thought of something different. My idea was to include the human factor ( located in the left upper corner ) to contrast with the water movement around the stone in the left lower corner. The low tide made it possible to have a wide strand of the sandy beach to get the moving water stripes longer and therefore more dynamic. I used my 2-stop soft-step ND Grad to achieve this nicely balanced exposure. The image was intended to be color so the filter has kept my tones smooth. The chapel on the rock and moody sunset clouds made the rest of the scene. PS. Photo of the day at Location: Gulpilhares, Portugal.

Gear: Nikon D80

Aperture: f/22 Exposure bias: -0.3 EV

Focal Length: 10 mm

ISO: 100

Date Taken: Wednesday, March 9th, 2011, 19:19