Folly Beach Long Exposure

Sticking with the Folly Beach theme from yesterday...

After sunrise we stuck around for a bit and I got the chance to try out my new 16 stop Firecrest ND filter by Formatt Hitech.  Although I had ordered this and the mounting system for it some time ago, I really hadn't gotten much of a chance to try it out yet.

What a better place than the ocean?  It seems water, especially moving back and forth water, goes very well with longer exposures.  It creates a very surreal look that everyone seems to like.

ISO 400, 51mm, F/8 @ 4 Minutes and 6 seconds

This exposure was over 4 minutes long.  If you think waiting on a 30 second exposure is long, try a 4 or 5 minute one!

I used my Sony A7R, Metabones adapter and Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Lens.  Of course the ND Filter was the new Formatt Hitech Firecrest 16 stop ND.  All of this was resting atop my Vanguard Abeo Plus 323CT tripod.

I also processed the image in Lightroom and On1's Perfect Black and White.

Folly Beach Pier

One of the stops on my trip along the East Coast was at Folly Beach, SC.  I went to photograph the pier at sunrise.  I always try to get to a location well in advance to give myself plenty of time to prepare and be ready for the action.  Being early....real early, enabled me to shoot some "blue hour" shots.  

Blue hour is basically like the "golden hour", only the atmosphere has a very blue tone.  It is caused by the sun being a significant distance below the earth's horizon at twilight either before sunrise or after sunset.  The indirect sunlight takes on a very blue hue.

ISO 100, 24mm, F/16 @ 20 seconds

This image was taken with my Sony A7R, Metabones Adapter and Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Lens.  The setup was mounted on my Vanguard Abeo Plus 323CT Tripod.