Everyone does long exposure when shooting waterfalls, but I think I like the looks of long exposure on water better with waves. Every time I shoot along Lake Superior’s shoreline, I usually try at least a few of this style of shot. I love the misty ambiguity that feels more dramatic than a fast exposure shot would look in the same situation. I also love the softness of the water compared to the sharp contrast in the stone. It’s tricky though, because when you have a framing that has objects in the waves (like the rocks here) then depending on when you push the button, they either stand out or are hidden, depending on the length of the exposure and size of the waves.
Exposure: 1.3 seconds
Focal Length: 28mm