On sunday evening I went out and scouted a few locations for an evening seascape along the South Coast of Wellington. I am currently fortunate enough to live by the sea and I have been thinking that I should make the most of it while I can. So in the future I will be working a series of seascapes capturing the dawns and dusks along the coast.
It was blowing a gale (as it does in Wellington) so I tied my tripod down to the rocks below. Luckily they had some cracks in them which made this super easy. This keeps my gear safe and makes for steady image. To make the image below I walked out in the water and splashed the rock with some water, I like how water is good at reflecting the different coloured light in the sky. So as the sun set behind me casting the foreground in shadow the rock continued catch the warm colours in the sky.
Attached to the camera I had a polorising filter and natural density grad of about 6 stops, creating a shutter speed slow enough to calm the crazy windy water.
Here is the resulting image: