Are you ever attracted to ‘quiet photographs’? Photographs that slow you down and seem to make time stand still? I know that I am. I had seen this piling before but the light had never been interesting; it took a gray day in the early morning before I figured out how to shoot it.
The long exposure was the key to making something here: 8 seconds, in order to smooth out the little bit of chop on the water. I used a tripod, of course, but also an electronic cable release, to minimize any vibration.
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