A moment in time
Today’s daily prompt via Daily Post is “a moment in time”. Full details and other submissions for the prompt can be found here. Instructions included:
What was the last picture you took? Tell us the story behind it.
As it happens, the last picture I took was in my post for Blogging 101 and Serenity 2 (see here). This is the photo under discussion:
The image was taken last weekend. This was a long weekend for me as Monday was a holiday. I had taken the opportunity to leave for this destination (Pukerua Bay, New Zealand) in mid afternoon on Sunday. I had stayed taking photos from late afternoon until I took this one after sunset (8.50pm). All the photos were taken over a space about a kilometre long.
The aim of the shoot was too take some long exposures using a combination of neutral density and graduated neutral density filters. The mainstay was a 3 stop neutral density filter. Initially, it had been quite overcast but luckily the clouds broke up before sunset.
One of the major challenges of the day was the presence of a strong wind that was blowing in towards me. The greatest challenge this created was dealing with sea spray on the lens. It cost quite a number of photos. My earlier photos on the day captured the sea flowing and typically involved my tripod getting wet from the incoming waves (sunset coincided with high tide). However, the photo above was a little different in that the water in the ‘inlet’ in the foreground was relatively still (other than when a bigger wave ‘breached’ into the inlet). This led to the still appearance of the inlet as opposed to the sea beyond.
I hope you like the result. The photo was taken with a sony alpha 99 body and carl zeiss 24-70mm lens (captured at 24 mm).