Monday, 22 August 2011
I had been wanting to take one of these silky-water-effect photos for quite some time and I had the chance a couple of weeks back. I took this one during our holidays, on a rainy day on the Baltic Sea (they seem to have quite a few of these over there). I have no ND filters to reduce the amount of light further and get the silky effect on the water, so even at F36 and ISO 100 the exposure time was still two seconds. Luckily for me there was no wind at all and the sea looked pretty flat itself without photo tricks. The one unexpected factor was the movement of the sea bridge, which spoiled quite a few shots. But I have learned the trick and took more than one.