Carlton’s Wharf East Boston, Boston Skyline over Boston Harbor through Decayed Pilings with Cloud Movement and Clear Water
I was driving home the other day earlier than usual and as I approached Boston the clouds coming over the city looked incredible. After raining all day there was brief break in the clouds, so I decided to race down to Carlton's Wharf chasing the last bit of light before the clouds once again took over the sun. I hit every light green on the way into East Boston and got there in record time. I was in and out in 15 mins before the heavy rain.
The lighting was brutal and I used an umbrella to shade the camera, luckily I was able to barely shade the filter stack without getting the umbrella in the frame. After a quick shot with only a grad ND I realized I needed a polarizer for the water, so I took all the filters out and used only the polarizer to figure out what 90 deg angle would kill the reflection on the water. I then reloaded all filters and dialed in the grad ND through live view. By using the square polarizer in this way, I'm able to carry only one filter holder with three slots, and I can shoot any combination of three filters without any damaging vignetting at 16mm.
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II at 16
LEE Big Stopper (3.0ND)
LEE 100mm x 100mm CPL
LEE 0.9 Hard GND
f/16, ISO 100, 111 sec
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