I am often inspired by dreamy foamy seascapes posted by some of the other Am3 members and have been meaning to try my own once I was in the right setting without any time constraints.
In a recent trip to Brittany France, I was finally able to play around. This shot was taken just after then sun went down when it was finally starting to get dark enough to take a longer exposure without blowing out the shot.
I see now - long exposure gurus like Ian Bramham are also using some ND filters to allow for more stops (aka longer exposure in brighter light).
I did have my circular polarizer and even a graduated 2 stop Galen Rowell ND filter I bought years ago but have barely put into my rotation of gear.
I think the next purchase is a 5 stop type filter or maybe something like the Singh-Ray Vari-ND filter. There are probably less expensive options but the idea is the same, be able to take longer exposures in brighter light so clouds and water take on a foamy, dreamy texture.
Regardless - it was nice just sitting by the sea surrounded by beauty (and Leslie hanging out and soaking up the negative Ions). I was pleased with the soft pastels of this image and look forward to playing around more with this type of photography in the future.
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