A2 - 594mm x 420mm - $395.00 - Edition Size 30
Long exposures on the water; sometimes it’s surprising what you catch.
This is taken about an hour before sunset, a half mile or so north of Tikitiki (Nine Pin) one late January afternoon. There’s a reasonable breeze blowing out of the north-west, kicking up a lumpy chop. I’m using a 10 stop neutral density filter, it blocks the light by a factor of 10 turning a 1/30th exposure into 30 seconds. In that time I’ve got the camera on a tripod and Arethusa doing a tight 360º turn. The lightwave is the sun’s passage low in the sky through the frame mirroring the sea state. Salt spray’s flying around necessitating a filter rinse and dry between shots.
A couple of frames after this one, one of the tripod legs sagged sending the whole rig crashing to the deck. The 10 stop filter bit the dust splintering into tiny pieces. Thankfully camera and lens emerged unscathed. Good fun while it lasted.
ISO50 / f22 / 30 seconds