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Long exposure of waves breaking on the rocks at La Pared, Fuerteventura

Long exposure of waves breaking on the rocks at La Pared, Fuerteventura
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Beardog
 
Beardog August 24, 2016
Wow!
TwoFires Premium
 
TwoFires August 24, 2016
Beautiful, great job!
Byronfairphotography PRO
 
Outstanding long exposure / voted
SmallDragon
SmallDragon Jul 30
Thank you :-)

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this picture at the beach of La Pared on Fuerteventura during a holliday trip.
Time
I was based in a hotel on the other side of the island. The day starter cloudy so I dicided to took the chance to explore the area with my rental scooter. When I took a look at the map I recognized the name La Pared as a famous surf spot and it was only a 20 min. ride across the island. Luckily I some ND filers with me which I bought shortly before the holliday trip. Never tried my luck with long time exposers I saw the coast line there and wanted to give it a try. After just a handful of trie and error I got this shot.
Lighting
Due to the cloudy sky it was relativ easy with the lighting. I had a very soft light with nearly no hard shadows.
Equipment
I used my Nikon D5000 with a Sigma 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM. Focal length was 180mm at F22 with 1s exposure and ISO 100. That setting where only possible with a ND8 filter. As Tripod I had my Cullman 522 Magnesit and a Manfroto Midi 410PL ballhear.
Inspiration
This was the perfect location to give it a try to take one of these astonishing rocky coast longtime exposures I see all the time when browsing photo communitys, magazines and so on.
Editing
I did a normal RAW processing with Camera RAW and a little bit of contrast editing with a slight color look and finally sharpens it a little bit.
In my camera bag
- Nikon D5000 - Nikon 35mm F1.8 or Yongnuo 50mm 1.8 - Tikona 12-24mm F4 - Nikon.40mm F2.8 Macro or Sigma 70mm F2.8 Macro Polfilter
Feedback
Take a good look and choose your perspektiv to get an interesting angle and subjekt. Observe the waves for a while to get the feeling when to trigger to get a good look of the surge hitting the rocks. After a short while you get the right feeling, from the look of the oncoming waves, about when the will spash like em explosion or just waving around the rocks. And be careful if you are standing close to the waterline. A surprising wave coming up the shoreline can easlylie knock of your Tripod and drown you camera. Finally take special care because of the dusty and salty air on the coastline.

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