Pier - Isle of Wight
The wind was really picking up when I made this image, a storm brewing. The swell coming off the sea was forming quite large waves, some over a meter. I sunk my tripod deep into the shingle that formed this stoney beach, salt water lapping the tripod legs with the larger of the waves coming in. It's difficult to get a stable surface and I didn't want the tripod to sink or move during the long exposure. I checked my exposure and recalculated for 16 Stops that I would get off my ND. I used a Formatt-Hitech 16 stops ND IR filter to get a 3 minute exposure which results in a beautiful calm and misty sea - not a wave to be seen.
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