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Sea of Clouds
La Jolla Coast
San Diego, California
Long exposure photography is technique of holding the camera lens open for an unusually long period of time. The average shutter click can be anywhere from 1/250 to 1/8000 of a second! This is what allows a photographer to freeze a subject and “capture a moment in time”
At times, you may want to capture a more unique image; this is when using a long shutter speed and blurring motion can really come in handy! This method of photography can be incredibly fun to play with – especially with flowing water!
By waiting for the moment juuust before a large wave crashed against the rocks and holding the shutter open until it drifted back into the sea, I was able to create a unique and ethereal image. When I have shown this picture to friends and family, they are actually confused as to where I took it! Some are not sure if this was captured by the ocean, or if I snapped a picture of a sunset from outside a plane window!
This is the style of photography that inspires me the most! When you can create surreal images that were still based on natural objects! It is the magic and art of photography that help the doors of creativity fly open!
Image Code: A046