During the last week, we had one sunrise in between workshops. We decided to get up even earlier and make the drive over to Mexico Beach for sunrise.
I had never been here, but I heard a rumor that they had a big fishing pier and, since I am a sucker for those, I was on board.
I went with a specific objective in mind. To try and capture longer exposures while the color was good. I accomplished this by using a Tiffen Apex 10 Stop Neutral Density Filter. Adding the filter really allowed the water to be a lot smoother which enabled more of a reflection of color off the water than you would have been able to get without the use of the filter.
I captured this image using my Sonay A7Rii, LA-EA3 Adapter, Tamron 24-70 Lens and Tiffen XLE Apex Filter. Of course these long exposures can't be done without a solid platform. I was using the Sirui W-2204 waterproof series tripod. Since it is waterproof and sand proof, it was sure nice to leave a shoot on the beach and not have to run home and clean sand out of my tripod!