Long Exposure Landscape Photography

I’m delighted to unveil Shooting the Pier, my first official foray into Long Exposure Photography.

In the past, I’ve shot an occasional photo of a waterfall or creek at a shutter speed of a few seconds. The real deal, however, employs neutral density filters to achieve shutter speeds of two to four minutes. This photograph was shot at ISO 100, f18 and a shutter speed of about three minutes. It was a bright, cloudless day, so I had to use a ten-stop ND filter on a rock-steady tripod.

The shot was taken under a fishing pier on the Delaware-Maryland shoreline. The title was inspired by 1950s and 60s surfing movies, in which one of the more foolhardy surfers would take a dare to surf under a pier—and inevitably come to grief.

No, I haven’t abandoned wildlife and macro photography. Not by a long shot! But this new field —for me—is fun, and an option when the wildlife aren’t cooperating.

How do YOU like it? Please let me know with your comment and LIKE. And thank you so much!


    1. I’m so glad you liked it, Chi! I’ll be posting more of these photos today, so stay tuned. It’s a time-consuming way to take a photograph, but I’m loving the results and look at beaches and bays in an entirely new way.

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