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Chasing the Tide

9th June 2017

Chasing the Tide

Shooting long exposures on an incoming tide it rather a fun challenge. Aside from the usual considerations of light and composition, you also have to try and judge the speed of the rising water over time. I had to wait for quite a while for the water to hit these rocks, and then make sure I got the shot before the water hit my tripod. If your tripod is on the sand then the slightest touch of water will move it fractionally and kill the shot.
While I was waiting for what I hoped would be the critical moment I took a much shorter exposure with a Lee Little Stopper. It’s a very different story and conveys almost an inverse emotion to Chasing The Tide which I like immensely.
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