Gentle Waves

Marty CohenBeach + Ocean, Pebble Beach12 Comments

Gentle waves by the rocks in Pebble Beach

Gentle waves by the rocks in Pebble Beach

Yesterday we went down to the beach in Pebble Beach to take our dog, Lulu, for a walk. I brought my camera and tripod with me because there was a very specific type of image I wanted to create. It required relatively calm surf and wispy clouds. I pretty much got the surf I wanted, although there were very few clouds and they were only low on the horizon. Still, I’m very happy with the results.

This photo was taken with a Canon EOS 6D, EF24-105mm f/4L IS lens, 30 sec at f/22, ISO 100 with a 10-stop ND filter,captured on a Lexar 400x SDXC UHS-1 memory card.

 

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12 Comments on “Gentle Waves”

  1. You are so optomistic – it seems hard to get a photo exactly as planned. It looks great to me, but do you often get what you want?

    1. To me, I don’t seem to be that optimistic and I often do not get what I want (maybe even very often) with my photography. But, interestingly, one of my neighbors, a very optimistic person, sent me an email reply rather than posting a comment. In it she said, “Really beautiful. Maybe this turned out better than had you gotten your original intent.” And, I am very happy with how it turned out.

  2. Nice image. Seems lil it would have been a shorter exposure than 30 sec. Love the feeling of motion in the ocean, though!

    1. That’s the beauty of using the 10-stop neutral density filter (very dark) on a daytime shot. It allows you to have a much longer exposure and get the blurring and smoothing of the water and clouds.

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