Cocoa Beach, Florida – Pier – Long Exposure

I had some fun taking this long exposure shot at the pier in Cocoa Beach, Florida.  It was a nice late afternoon..I arrived around 5 Pm to get some sunset pics.  It was still a bit sunny and I decided to throw my B&W ND #106 1.8-64X on my lens.  I must admit, I rarely think to put a filter on a lens these days due to the options available in Photoshop and plug-ins.  I fas as I know…there is no plug-in that can create the water motion effect.  Long exposures become easier with the right filter on.   I have only taken a handful of shots using this filter…but always love the effect it creates!   Check out B&W website to find a filter that you may like!

These type of shots always look great in black & white…I processed it using my new Silver Efex Pro 2.  Once I get more time with the software…let ya know how it is!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Manual Mode
  • Filter: B&W ND #106 1.8-64X
  • Focal Length: 60.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  10 seconds
  • Aperture:  f/22
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS5, Silver Efex Pro 2
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6 comments on “Cocoa Beach, Florida – Pier – Long Exposure

  1. theaterwiz says:

    Looks even better here, I have a couple I tried like this down South, just have to find some time to play!

  2. atmtx says:

    This came out great. I need to play with ND filters myself.

  3. Love the effect of the long exposure. I’m going to have to clean off my ND filters!

  4. Mike Criss says:

    I love using my ND8 filter. Always using it to shot flowing water.
    http://www.akphotograph.com/Alaska%20Blog/?p=730

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