Handheld long exposure with some textures tossed in for good measure!
Shot this across the road from my mum’s place in Adelaide. There was a lot of extraneous and distracting detail in the foreground, which I cloned out and then went berserk with some layers. I read somewhere many years ago that conventional art is a process of inclusion, while photography is a process of elimination. I perfer “minimialist” images over clutter but it can be hard to achieve sometimes. Hooray for the clone tool! 🙂
Went to try some long expoures during a particulary stormy day on Tuesday. Everytime I tried to set up a screaming front would roll through. I retreated to try some shots around the power station, I was amazed this two minute exposure is moderately sharp as the wind was blowing the lens around. It was about the only half decent pic from about five hours of wandering around the dunes and standing by the break water getting soaked. To cap off an excellent day I left my Lee Big Stopper on the roof of the car as I rushed to pack up as another front came through. Was it worth it? Er, no. But you can’t win them all….
I still don’t think I’ve really nailed this photo in terms of exposure or composition. Can’t want until I can do 10 minutes plus. There are a few other bit and pieces along the beach in the vicinity that should scrub up nicely as well. This one is a three minute exposure, f11, ISO 100. 24mm. Nikon D4