Sunset-Santa Rosa, Florida-The Gulf Islands National Seashore

Sunset-Santa Rosa, Florida-The Gulf Islands National Seashore

Sunset-Santa Rosa, Florida-The Gulf Islands National Seashore

I processed this image using Photoshop CS5 and the Nik Software plug-in Color Efex Pro™ 3.0.

Sunset-Santa Rosa,Florida-The Gulf Islands National Seashore

Sunset-Santa Rosa,Florida-The Gulf Islands National Seashore

I processed this image using Photoshop CS5 and the Nik Software plug-in Color Efex Pro™ 3.0.

This weekend I am displaying at an art fair in Gulf Breeze Florida. Just south of Gulf Breeze is The Gulf Islands National Seashore a wonderful stretch of coastline in the Florida Panhandle. I will be in the area photographing sunrises and sunsets in the panhandle this week while I layover for next weeks art fair in Fairhope Alabama. This area is great to photograph any time and I hope to find the time to photograph this area in September one year when the Sea Oats are in bloom.

I photographed this image with a 5D Mark II with the 24-105L Canon lens. Using a 30 sec time exposure gives the water a smooth dreamy look. The Aperture was set at F 22 giving me an almost infinite depth of field. F 22 puts everything in focus from your Foreground which is the water and sand and is just a couple of feet away to your Background which is the sky and is several miles away. When I capture images using long exposures I always take multiple images. If the sand shifts during the exposure you will end up with motion blur and the first two images I opened up did have motion blur. Pixels are free so it doesn’t cost us the price of film and developing to shoot the image multiple times and delete the images we do not want to store in the processing stage.

About europeanimages

Light is both the photographer's palette and brush. Harnessing available light is a skill learned through the study of technical theory and then applying it in the field. My goal as a photographer is to search out the images that interest me artistically, then once I have found the essence of that place I use composition and light to enhance the images. View all posts by europeanimages

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