Tennessee Beach at Night

Tennessee Beach at Night

Tennessee Beach at Night, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

Briefly noted: this is a “conventional” twelve minute night exposure from the top of the cliffs to the south of Tennessee Beach. As opposed to the stacked image composite I posted previously, this is a single, fairly long capture.

[Nikon D300, 12-24mm Zoom lens at 12mm (18mm in 35mm terms), 722 seconds (about 12 minutes) at f/5.6 and ISO 100, tripod mounted.]

This entry was posted in Digital Night, Photography.

2 Comments

  1. benlwong September 11, 2008 at 2:52 pm #

    Harold,

    As usual, incredible photo! My question is – Is it really 12 minutes for exposure? Why so long? Just curious and trying to learn something from a Master.

    Ben

  2. Harold Davis September 11, 2008 at 3:21 pm #

    Hi Ben – thanks for your great question. Yes, it is really a twelve minute exposure. Of course, there wasn’t much light in the foreground, so if I was going to keep the ISO down I needed a long exposure. But the primary purpose of the 12 minute exposure was to create the star trails. Also, the long exposure made the soft, spread out effect out of the surf in motion.

    Best wishes, Harold

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