Backpacking in Yosemite | Mar 11
my first backpacking trip in yosemite to cathedral lakes
Shark Fin Rock, Davenport, CA | Jun 4
A long exposure coastal image near Santa Cruz, CA
Another image for my long exposure coastal series. Since I’ve started playing with long exposures and neutral density filters, I’ve naturally been heading out to the coast more and more (the water takes on an amazing ethereal feel when exposed for 2-3 minutes instead of the usual 1/125 second). I expect to be shooting many more images like this in the coming months.
Thanks to Greg for finding this spot and for getting pounded by waves with me while we waited for the right light! No joke… I walked back to my car totally soaked. There were a couple of big waves that came in and almost swept me and my gear away, but luckily everything survived.
Mission Bay + Big Stopper | Mar 13
an eerie landscape with the lee big stopper 10-stop neutral density filter
I found this little spot a few weeks back while driving to work. It was a perfect foggy morning and I was dying to shoot it! Unfortunately, I didn’t have any of my gear with me, so I had to pass it up. I recently got a new LEE Big Stopper 10-stop ND filter and have been waiting and waiting for another super foggy eerie morning. Finally, it happened this morning — one of the foggiest mornings I remember. Luckily, the back of my car was almost full of camera gear, including my new 10-stop Big Stopper.
After almost killing myself jumping around on slippery mossy rocks, here is my first image with the 10-stop ND filter. After dialing down my aperture and ISO, and popping on the Big Stopper, I was able to turn my 1/15th of a second test exposure into a 180 second exposure (3 minutes)! So far… I love this thing.