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Of Seagulls and the Sea

I have recently been doing more long exposure photography – several minutes at a time, using neutral density filters to cut the light coming in to the frame.  This can give a silky feel to moving water (waterfalls anyone?) and an interesting look to the clouds (which I have yet to achieve as it has not been cloudy/windy enough).

I took this picture on a grey day on  Whidbey Island, WA.  The exposure was 6 minutes, during which time these seagulls came and sat on the rocks and then flew away – none of which I intended.  There were too many people around for me to shout them away.  Interesting effect though, a little like very early photographs which were also, of necessity, long exposures.

Long exposure of Washington coast, with seagulls on the rocks

Long exposure of Washington coast, with seagulls on the rocks

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