Silky Sea v1.0.

Silky Sea v1.0.

Another shot from down at Portencross. I’ve seen this effect done plenty of times, but have never taken a photo like this myself. I suppose to be creative you must first learn/imitate the basics, so here’s my first ever “slow exposure silky sea” photo. Am not overly impressed by the shot, to be honest, although the conditions were quite fun…

I’ve always believed that the day I start fretting about my equipment is the day I lose all hope of producing interesting photography. It was reassuring to know that, when it came to it, I didn’t have a problem dragging my D70 out onto the rocks, amongst big slabs of jagged slippy rocks, pools of murky sea water, and crashing waves full of salty sea spray. The camera still works, and I got the shot I wanted.

October 11, 2005

Comments.

Michael McDaniel
October 12th, 2005

Wow. Just beautiful. It looks like a very long exposure to me; I can’t imagine how this didn’t blow out the sky shooting that long in the daylight!

alan
October 12th, 2005

Thanks Michael. It was 8sec at f25, ISO 200. I used a tripod, obviously :-)

It was deliberately under-exposed so that I could control the amount of clipping that occurred in the sky, however I was fortunate in that the sky was quite dark, as it was about 1 hour past sunset.

AF Photography
October 12th, 2005

First time I’ve seen a shot like this with the sea, looks fantastic definitely worth the scramble over the rocks.

Ana
October 12th, 2005

This is really beautiful. The water looks like silk. The sky is just on the edge of being too bright. A bit darker would have been perfect.

alan
October 12th, 2005

I think I should have had patience, Ana.. another 20-30 minutes and the sky would have darkened just as you want…

CurlyToes
October 13th, 2005

I don’t know why but long exposures of water never look right to me. The photo is technically excellent, just as one might expect, but I’m kind of ambivalent about it. Love the rocks and grass – beautiful colours and textures – but the silky sea looks unnatural. I think I would have preferred it less fuzzy. But, I think I’m in a minority about this kind of thing :o )

Leave a comment.



VFXY Photos Photoblogs.org