Walnut Beach Pier long exposures

in #esteem8 months ago

Walnut Beach Pier long exposures

For this post I will share a few more shots taken the other mornings at Walnut Beach of the pier.

These were taken using my New Filter Kit the Haida M10 System and using a 10 Stop ND Filter

I have just started using this system to get this dort of effects I would love if you have the time to have you give some feedback on which is your favorite of these 4 shots.

Starting with one side of the pier.

1 LE Walnut Beach pier-3.jpg

Sony A7iii 24mm F13 30 Sec ISO 100
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Using the filter I was able to take long exposures, the first one was a 30 second exposure, the reason I wanted to be able to do longer exposures when the light was out is to get the soft feel to the water,

This next shot is a 20 Second exposure looking under the pier, there were light waves coming in but that has been smoothed out with an exposure this long.

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Sony A7iii 24mm F9 20 Sec ISO 100
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And now a shot on the other side of the pier, this one a 30 Second exposure, of course with exposures this long a tripod is essential.

1 LE Walnut Beach pier-2.jpg

Sony A7iii 24mm F14 30 Sec ISO 100
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And a last shot of the pier this time a little further away from it.

1 LE Walnut Beach pier-4.jpg

Sony A7iii 24mm F18 125Sec ISO 100
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And that’s all folks

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Howdy JJ! Those long exposures make the water look like glass and the ocean never looks like glass does it? Those a super cool. Hey, congratulations on the League win this week, I sent an sbi share to you yesterday but then I forgot to tell you. lol.

NO the ocean is always moving for sure that why I do love what I can do with these Neautal Density filters freeze it like gladss

and thanks so much for the SBI :)

Those were amazing shots, they didn't even look real they were so striking! You are very welcome, another great week in the League!

Thanks again I plan on doing more long exposures when the conditions are right

All shots are great, but I do also like the first photo most, because of the clouds - they look just like I wanted them in my sunrise a few days ago ;)

If you had removed these crossing boards, then we could have seen through the whole length of the pier, and then the second photo would have been my absolute favorite :)

I think, you have a perfect place to play with the filters, and you are doing a great work. The water is so wonderfully smooth, and as I said above, the clouds are just as I like them 😊

Thanks for your feedback I suspect if I removed those crossing boards the pier may collapse and the locals would not be happy LOL
I do of course plan on doing more shots with the filters I am loving them and what they can do :)

Wouldn't you do anything for a good photo? lol
I have just seen, that doing this would be a lot of work, and it might take a few sunrises until you are finished ;)

Well anything within reason I think I would be arrested well before finishing chopping them out so it would be wasted effort

Why arrested? Don't they understand "art"? ;)

That was just fun, but...
An artist is going to plant trees in our stadium, calls it "art", gets paid (I don't want to know the additional costs we tax payers have to pay) and nobody gets arrested:

I do love trees - in the forest, in a park... alive... these 299 trees have been delivered in spring, have been waiting aside the stadium, and some have already died because of the heat, but they will still be part of this "art installation".

I am not sure I understand art, I to like trees but moving trees into a stadium when there are so many forests in your country, and secondly, I wonder will the transplant the trees back when its finished or just trash them?

As far as I know, the trees come from tree nursereys and after the project "FOR FOREST" is finished, they should be transplanted near the stadium - the trees, which will be still alive then.

I just cannot see any sense in this project, where visitors sit in the stadium and look down at the trees. It is not allowed to walk through this little forest.

I do agree that is kind of bizarre to me also, why not go and see real trees in their natural environment and not in a stadium

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I love the effects of the long exposure.

I am going to go out on a limb here because although I almost bit on the first one as my favorite, it ended up that I like #3 as a favorite. Because it is the other side of the dock, the color is more dominant in my vision and the back is more focused. It is more pleasing to my eye. I also like having the more water visible, although, I must admit, I usually love more of the subject in a direct line.

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Thanks Kindly my friend I went back and forth on which to put first between the first and third one as I did like them both, the first one seems to be the most popular from comments, but that may be because many do not scroll down to see the others I suspect LOL

I do appreciate your feedback and it makes sense to me what your saying

I can actually see why most like it. When I went back again, the first really seems like the natural choice as I love the placement of the pier.

So, it was a real dilemma and I can agree that the first is probably better photographically, but, I like the third when I pull out the pieces individually.

The cool thing with Photography and art people have different tastes the first is most popular based on comments but others prefer other ones

Most times with me the one most like us not my favorite lol 😂

Awesomeness!!! I envy you the knowledge to do something like this. Really beautiful. 😊

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Thanks these were fun shoots to do :)

They are all good, but number one is my favorite.
Good stuff as always @tattoodjay.

Thanks I have to admit the first one is my favorite as well :)

Stunning photos. Love them all.

Thanks so kind of you Have a great day

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Absolutely fantastic, beautiful, and stunning photos @tattoodjay.
I would love to walk out on the pier . Are people allowed to..?

Thanks Kindly, and yes its fine to walk out on the pier people do it alt he time and I have bene out on it often, they even have an event near thanksgiving Pumpkins on the pier where people carve pumpkins and display them on the pier its so cool to see

Pumpkins on the pier....!!!!!
That is so awesome. Totally cool..!

It is and so popular they get a real crowd to it

If I was there I'd be in the crowd.
🤔 I haven't been in or seen a crowd in a loooooog time !
That would be an experience.

Working in NYC I see too many crowds and try to avoid them LOL

These are all beautiful images, but my favorite composition is the first one. If the pier could be turned around in the final image, it would be my favorite. Somehow my eyes battle between looking at the sunset and looking at the end of the pier. If those areas lined up, I'm afraid I'd be sucked into the picture and lost to the world :-)

Thanks kindly and yes i see what you mean about the last one

The water is like glass. That is pretty amazing! Fantastic shots!

Thats what long exposures of 20 or 30 seconds can do I know its a look people may love or hate but i love the glass effect on the beaches, for waterfalls I like the silky effect it gives and i need to visit some more waterfalls LOL

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I think I like the first image, it has a more pastel/tranquil feel to it for me. I like the softness of the sky and water being contrasted with the the hard edges of the pier

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Awesome shots!
I have to say, that, regarding just the composition, I like the second one the most,
but I feel that the water looks a tiny bit better with the longer exposure.
The composition of the last one is also fantastic, and I love that the "movement"-effect of the clouds is a little more towards the viewer.
It's really hard to decide between these two...

Thanks I really appreciate your thoughtful feedback have a great day

You're welcome :)
Have a great day aswell!

Thanks my friend so far so good :)

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