Over time waves become mist

20 Jul 2021

As mentioned the other day, on the back of both the recent photography books I bought leaning heavily on it, I bought a K&F 10 stop ND filter. I found it had two uses - one is where it isn’t the feature, and you’re using it to calm the sea for wider landscape shots, and the other use is where it is the feature, like in this photo.

I have had some success with this technique in the past but on this trip I don’t think I managed to get the composition balance right between the waves and the rocks - I think it needs to be a bit more full on as per the earlier example. I did try crops to see if that would help, but it didn’t really and so this is straight out of camera in the end.

Note in the top right there’s a slight darkening in the very corner. It seems that having the filter stacked on top of the UV filter I normally have on my lens is enough to slightly intrude on the frame, which is unfortunate, but I guess at least easy to correct if I wanted.

Taken on 8 July 2021 in Little Haven, United Kingdom, using a SONY ILCE-7RM2 with a Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art 019 lens.