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Batumi (Georgian: ბათუმი) is a seaside city on the Black Sea coast and capital of Adjara, an autonomous republic in southwest Georgia. Batumi, with its large port and commercial center, is also the last stop of the Transcaucasian Railway and the Baku oil pipeline. It is situated some 20 km (12 mi) from the Turkish border, in a subtropical zone, rich in agricultural produce such as citrus fruit and tea. The city's climate is heavily influenced by the onshore flow from the Black Sea and is subject to the orographic effect of the nearby hills and mountains, resulting in significant rainfall throughout most of the year, making Batumi the wettest city in both Georgia and the entire Caucasus Region.

I wanted to capture pebbles like this for some time. As the Batumi beach doesnt have any other interesting features I thought I help it a little and I started to build these "Zen towers", combining it with setting sun has created really lovely photo that I'm happy with. I was really playing around with this shot.. (laying fully on the beach - cold beach) I have tried long exposure and then captured it through live view... this is the result of the live view setting on 5D II which I dont know how to control. The light was changing quickly or rather the sun was moving quickly so I didnt want to waste time with constantly changing the setting. After all 5D II can handle the ISO noise very well up to 3200 - and at the end I prefer this version to the long exposure.

Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Lens: 24.00 - 105.00 mm; Focal length: 65.00 mm; Aperture: 4.0; Exposure time: 1/60 s; ISO: 2000

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