davechinn wrote:Minnie, I love this image. The color tone is spot on beautiful. I would have liked to see the pier a little more off center, though. For me to get a better understanding I would like to question the process for clarification. The long shutter speed would have smoothed out the water naturally along with the clouds. The dark ND filter used was so the sunrise wouldn't be blown out with over exposure because of the long shutter speed? I know I have had issues with long shutter speeds and one area of the photo would be overexposed and other areas underexposed. If that is the case, then maybe I need a dark variable neutral density filter.
Thank you Dave,glad you liked it. This pier is a little tricky to work with but I will try some with it more de-centered next time I do this experiment. Yes, the long shutter (about 30-40 seconds if I remember correctly) was to get the water flattened out, but looking right into the sunrise, I'd have blown the sky and the water too without the ND filter. The filter is a 10 stop one, something I haven't had long and haven't learned well, so there's lots of experimenting when I work with it.