This image was shot the same day as the previous post, “Coastal Landscape” dated September 17, 2019. Same area and technique, but different subject and expression.
This long exposure is done with a technique where you average a series of frames with a more “normal” exposure to emulate a longer exposure. The final image is created with an average of your frames, and the image here from a series of frames over a 30 second period, each individual exposure at 1/20s. The resulting image here is from about 60 individual frames. Very convenient when it is done “in camera”.
Sometimes you just need to pay attention, and out of nowhere an opportunity emerges. A boat had just passed, and I happened to look in that direction and saw the waves echoing the rock formation.
Some skills are like riding a bike. Once you have mastered it, you will be able to pick it up again even after a long break. Other skills require that you practice them on a regular basis to be able to perform at a certain level, like playing an instrument or speak a foreign language. For me photography is in the latter category; it takes some practice to get back into the grove again.
This image from Skagsanden in Lofoten, taken just before sunset, is a 10 minute exposure. In 10 minutes time the suns position changes more than you would think, and the idea was to blur the shadow on the lower left hand side of the mountain.