Blended Sunrise across the Crystal Coast

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Comments (5)

((Ospr3y)) on November 1, 2010

Incredible sunset! You know the East Coast has got the best you've ever seen. :D

Is this a long exposure? Did you use an ND filter?


Best Wishes from Georgia


Seafood on November 1, 2010

Beautiful! (I don't know what else to say. All your latest uploads are fantastic. I like the painting feel to this one.)

Kevin Childress on November 1, 2010

Liam, You're right about that and North Carolina has the best of them all (but I am biased). No filters used on this one and not a single long exposure shot. This is three exposures (at 2.0 EV steps) blended together. I used Aperture Priority mode at f/8.0 and the camera selected exposure times to 1/40, 1/80, and 1/160 seconds. The individual exposures stopped the motion of the water but when all three are blended we begin to get a sense of blurring like a long exposure shot.

Seafood, All of your compliments are very kind. There was something about this one I couldn’t quite lay my finger on. You mentioned it looks like a painting and I think you’re right. That’s the thing I couldn’t quite realize.

Jeroen Verburg on November 1, 2010

The effect your technique has on the colors of the water is really nice. It looks like what you see on the inside of shells (don't know the word). Like

Kevin Childress on November 2, 2010


Thank you for saying so; I wasn’t sure how this one would be accepted. I tried this with slow shutters and fast shutters but just couldn’t get a decent exposure of the sand. I had to act very quickly to get the three exposures I needed to blend this one ... I wanted it just before the sun peeked over the horizon.

Ha, I see what you mean about the inside of shell thing ... is kind of has that silky luminescent glaze to it.

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