Hey All ,
We went out on Sunday to visit the Pacifica beach area. We went out in the middle of the day, so lighting conditions were not optimal . I added my 10 stop neutral density filter to my wide angle lens for the shot of the pier. This filter is so dark , I was able to slow my shutter speed down to 30 seconds to get the softening of the waves and water . I think it looks a bit surreal especially in black and white.
Secondly trying to stay true to my commitment of adding people in my landscape shots. I saw this woman with her daughter looking out at the ocean, just enjoying the scenery and each others company . I composed this shot intentionally to be "off balance" (breaking one of the photographic rules of composition) But I think it is more interesting to look at.
Please give me your comments on both !