Long exposure photography allows you to create works of art with combinations of static and dynamic elements. What drew me to this location were the interesting shaped coastal rocks in the foreground combined with the ocean waves flowing in and out of them. There were quite a few along this stretch of beach and I composed the image just so to accentuate this by placing them up and down the right hand side. I wanted to express the vast size of the Pacific Ocean, so I set up my tripod and extended the vertical column as high as possible. This extra height allowed me to point my camera down at the scene. It would have been well over 2 metres and is the main reason so much of the milky white ocean fills the frame.

I think it looks surreal beyond words 🙂


Camera lens Filters Used:

Circular Polariser

Nisi 10 Stop ND


Software Used:

Adobe Photoshop CC using Adobe Camera RAW

– OnOne Photosuite  the complete collection of photo editing software from OnOne

– NIK collection


Recommended Video Tutorial to learn HDR Luminance masks:

Jimmy Mcintyre’s HDR Luminosity mask Video Tutorials: These tutorials are amazing and will improve your image creating in leaps and bounds. He guides you through every step of the way in a slow and controlled method. There are steps for beginners to advanced so check them out.


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Sony A7R


Sony FE 28-70mm

Focal Length




Shutter Speed

22.0 seconds



HDR info

N/A Single Exposure




1:52 pm


Sydney’s Northern Beaches

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