Yesterday, I shared an image taken from Ocean Avenue with turquoise waters, great big clouds and the Boston skyline in the distance. This image was taken exactly 10 minutes later. On top of the circular polarizer, I decided to add on two more neutral density filters to cut down the amount of light by more than 99.9%. That meant I went from a shutter speed of 1/250th of a second with yesterday’s image to 357 seconds with this one!
I don’t think I have ever shared a side-by-side of a ‘normal’ and long exposure and this is easily one of my longer ones at 6 minutes. The difference between the two is pretty incredible. What were big fluffy clouds are now streaks of white. The ocean is an even stranger turquoise color and the surf gives off a slight misty feel where it meets the sand. The only thing that really doesn’t change is the rocks in the foreground and the Boston skyline in the distance.