We might have had a break from sailing last weekend, but we were not far from the ocean!
Having not been to our place down the coast for months, it was nice to rediscover Jan Juc. Sometimes, even a very overcast morning can be fruitful for long exposure photography with friend Leanne Cole.
Although the sunrise was very bland, the sea, tide and clouds were just right to experiment with different filters and exposure times. The colours in the ocean and sky, and the smoothing of the water typical of long exposures made the Jan Juc beach look rather peaceful. Here is a selection of images taken early in the morning as the tide was flooding back in. We got our feet wet a few times, but had fun.
19 thoughts on “Never far from the ocean!”
love these shots Chris! great composition….xx
Thanks Lisa, it was worth getting up early for these!😊
Beautiful, Chris. Looks like quite a place to enjoy the morning. Love that shot with the sun touching on the cliff in the distance, beautiful soft water and vastness.
Thanks Carrie. Yes I like that image too. It was a very overcast morning but for a few minutes the sun poke through and lit up some spots along the cliffs.
These shots are spectacular, Chris. I have never tried this kind of photography and am in awe of your results. I especially love the softness of the water from the long exposures and possibly Neutral Density filters.
Thank you Mike for the very kind words. Yes the ND filters are what ‘slows’ the action and give the ghosting effect to the waves.
Thank you Aletta!
Brings back some lovely memories, I haven’t looked at mine much yet. I did do a video of processing one.
Thanks Leanne. Is the video on your main site?
Beautiful! Seth loves trying those long exposures – often get some beautiful results!
Most of these are actually quite short – one second or so but needing a tripod.
The tripod is key! Seth even lugs ours on hikes sometimes… and then I get to use it too 🙂
I must admit to giving Wade my camera bags sometimes! He not only has to wait for me but carry the load. 😊
I love the one with the yellow walls in the background and sea at the front
Yes there was a little ray of sunshine that shone on the cliffs!
stunning shots Chris! Love those long exposures!
Thank you Cybele… A little bit of ‘slowing down’ time …