We were in Crescent City again at sunset, and the place put on its usual show!
Shooting the shoreline and surf at a time when the light is dim always presents at least one basic challenge…try to shoot a fast exposure and catch the action, or shoot a looooong exposure and make a smoooooth shot.
Fast exposures usually take more light, but we can push the camera sensitivity and push the combination of time and f-stop and focus carefully, and stop the action enough….
The looooong exposure can create a dream-like smooth quality that’s pretty compelling when combined with the color of sunset. The small waves during the exposure create ghost-like shading along the edges of rocks….
I managed to shoot this scene both ways.
Today’s post shows the 20-second looooong exposure. Tomorrow’s post will have the short exposure.
I’ll be interested to hear which one you prefer.