Landscape Photography “Long Exposure Black Sand Beach”
Landscape Photography “Long Exposure Black Sand Beach” – It was a ghostly, grim day and we found ourselves traveling to Black Sand Beach in Iceland. This beach is one of those unique places where it’s beauty is derived from it’s stark/monochromatic landscape rather than the usual lush, thriving images that comes to mind when you think of the word beach. To add to the mood of the location, I decided to use my “big stopper filter” to achieve a super long exposure. This had its inherent risks as there was an abundance of mist in the air from the waves crashing on the shore. At first, I wasn’t happy with the shot as the mist left water speckles on the lens/filter which came through in the image, but I eventually realized that it added more to the scene than it took away. Check out the larger version of this photo here or on Google Plus!
Post Processing & Camera Settings.
To capture this image, I took 38-second long exposure (using a 10 stop filter aka Big Stopper). To process this image, I used the Presetpro Creative Flow Lightroom Presets and Brushes – (Creative HD Collection exclusive to the Creative Flow) Finally, I imported the image into Photoshop to do a little sharpening.
- Camera: Sony a7rii
- Lens: Sony FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS
- Settings: f18, 17mm, Time: 38s ISO: 100
- Edit: Aurora HDR
- Edit: Lightroom
- Edit: Photoshop
- Edit: Luminar
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