November 5, 2008

Primordial Soup

Primordial Soup – Bullard’s Beach, OR – 2008

I consider this my best image from the Bandon, Oregon trip.  It’s a 30 second exposure of the ocean and a swirling pool caught on the beach.  When using long exposures, you have to try a variety to get that exact right look.

This was taken using my Canon 1Ds Mark III and using my Vari-ND 8 stop filter along with a stacked Mor-Slow 5 stop ND filter.  These 13 stops of Neutral Density (ND) allow me to shoot at 30 seconds under the brightest conditions.  There are many challenges however, including holding the camera still for that long and people walking into your image.

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6 thoughts on “Primordial Soup

  1. Hi Cole … Yes, this is the one I like best from the series. I would like to do some long exposures during the middle of the day but the cost of the filters here (Australia) is diabolical. Do you think a similar effect could be achieved without the filters in very low light levels?

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