Contact Beach, by Hugo Baptista

Still from time-lapse of Lagoa de Santo André, Portugal. See the time-lapse here together with other scenes from that trip to Portugal: It felt like that beach where Ellie Arroway meets her father in Contact. I slept on the beach from 1AM till 6AM while the camera was shooting.

Contact Beach, by Hugo Baptista

Canon 7D with Samyang 8mm | Exposure 25sec | ISO 640
Contact Beach, by Hugo Baptista

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | December 02
Award Score: 64 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 16, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Night Photography
Photograph Location: Lagoa de Santo André, Portugal

Photographer: Hugo Baptista (Voorburg, The Netherlands) Registered
Hugo Baptista is a freelance 3D animator, Visual Effects artist, Video producer and Photographer. Born in South Africa from Angolese parents, he has Portugese nationality and is currently residing in the Netherlands. He is a pragmatic autodidact constantly experimenting with all kinds of visual arts; exploring the boundaries of each field; learning by trial and error. Having worked most of his career on computer graphics trying to replicate reality he has found that it’s irreplaceable.

With his light painting photography work he has the opportunity to design a scene as if it were a 3D canvas, starting with an idea, finding balance in colour and performance, playing with symmetry and searching for simplicity that can be expressed in a complex way. Theoretic knowledge of light acquired during his professional career has contributed to a photographer with intricate knowledge of how light works and how we perceive it. In a professional world dominated by specialisms he considers himself a jack of all trades, and a master of all.

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