Ocean Post Sunrise

As with last Friday, and New Year’s day, I have a long exposure of the ocean from the east side of Harling Point, all taken during the same sunrise. This view is looking to the north past pebble beach and into a corner of McNeill Bay.

As before, there was a bit of swell from the previous evening’s storm which in this long exposure has turned ocean into a layer of fog. The rocks and distant windows are reflecting the warm light from the sun rising beyond Trial Island. The fence post is one that I have featured in an earlier post as well – this is turning into one of my favourite blogging locations. Since I have not placed it on a map before, maybe I should – here is one on which you can even see the straight shadow of the fence line across the rocks.


Image taken at ISO 100, F6.3, 30 seconds, polarizing filter. Canon EOS 5D MkII, Canon 50mm f1.4 lens.



23 thoughts on “Ocean Post Sunrise

  1. Pingback: Trial Island Sunrise « burnt embers

    • Welcome to my blog kerry, nice to have you here. I have been admiring your photos of late, some great shots.

      The info on this picture is at the bottom of the post as well. I have taken to putting the info somewhere in a post as this particular theme does not do it automatically and it seems important to some people.


    • Hey Obrien – welcome back from the maternity ward! I am glad that you like this, it sure is fun to experiment with the camera as I can tell you know from looking at your blog 🙂


    • Hey Toad – thanks so much. Its a fantastic spot down there. I have a couple more pictures from this shoot that I will post, probably this week. It is a very interesting shoreline.


  2. I love the foggy water on this shot. I know from previous posts that this was the effect you were trying to achieve and it seems that you have mastered the technique.


    • Hi Ken. I can’t claim to have mastered the technique. This is at 30 seconds like quite a few of my other shots, but it was one of the first when the light was much lower, so the aperature is much more open. I don’t know if aperature has a role to play in this technique. I am going to have to play with it quite a bit more before I claim any mastery. But, if nothing else, I did stumble upon the effect I wanted.


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