Thursday, January 07, 2010

Ocean Beach Pier - Long and Short Shutter Speeds

Early this morning I made the trek over to Ocean Beach Pier...No particular reason, no huge waves or anything. But I shot some pretty cool photos of the waves breaking on the rocks, and the pier. Just playing around I used the fastest and slowest shutter speeds that were possible. I also tossed in a graduated ND filter, because the sky was getting blown out on me without it.

Series 1 - fast shutter speeds....I wanted very sharp photos, so I went with Fstops of about F8 - F11. Kicked the ISO all the way up to 1000, and that gave me a shutter speed of about 1/1000 to freeze the flying water.

Ocean  Beach Pier Photography Photos

Ocean  Beach Pier Photography Photos

Ocean  Beach Pier Photography Photos

Here's a close in crop of the water in one of the photos:

Ocean  Beach Pier Photography Photos

Series 2 - tack on a pair of two stop ND filters and you can turn day into night....ISO all the way down to 50, Aperture all the way up to F22...Shutter speeds as slow as 2.5 seconds in direct sun!

Ocean  Beach Pier Photography Photos

Ocean  Beach Pier Photography Photos

And finally for fun a surfer was getting in the water right in front of me....why not?

Ocean  Beach Pier Photography Photos

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