I attended an Advanced Landscape Photography Workshop over the weekend, and we spent some time on these rocks. Given I had my Lee Big Stopper 10 stop filter with me, I decided to take it for a spin as the waves were coming well up over the rocks and swirling around nicely.
This was a 13 second exposure, late afternoon in partial shade. The rocks were covered in tiny mussels or similar shellfish which is all the black spots in the foreground. Edited in LR to a BW conversion.
I wanted to have a little more texture and a little less foamy smoke effect but I quite like how it came out in the end. I do like how the swirls around the rocks lead your eye up the center of the image.
I crunched the blacks a tad in post processing, but I liked the touch of drama it added so left it in.
What do you think? Is this style of long exposure done to death already or do you like it?
I do like it, but might I say, I would prefer it cropped to the horizon line, remove the distracting sky and part of a hill…… 😀
Thanks Sue, I looked at that but left it in as it gave proper context and scale to the image
Fair enough! 😊
I love it – actually I prefer to have the top part on as it shows where it is. Great work. I would love to experiment with long exposures – one day.
Thanks Raewyn, yes long exp are lots of fun but you do need to invest in the right filter
wow, I love the detail in the front, I could not see all that detail in Facebook……….I hate it when FB does that; I liked it before, but it is super cool now, before the rocks were so much darker.