Shooting long exposures in the middle of the day is a tricky scenario. In this video I show you how I coupled a 10 stop ND filter and some Photoshop trickery to create a beautiful minimalist photo of a jetty under water.
A word of advice, if you plan on shooting something like this pick a better time of the day, the middle like what I did is a tricky thing to get right plus you need to extend the length of the exposure in Photoshop. If I was to have shot this later or earlier in the day I could have possible had a longer exposure time creating smoother water with out Photoshop. Also the amount of movement in the water plays a big part in how silky smooth it turn out.
So why did I shoot in the middle of the day. Well to create this video. Sometimes especially when you are travelling you might not have the time to come back at the gold hour times of the day. Sometimes you only get one shot so it’s handy to know that with a little bit of trickery you can still walk away with an image you are happy with.
Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: Sigma 50mm
ISO: 100 @ f/13
Misc: Variable ND filter set 10 stops.