Natural landscapes: the surreal summer view


I saw the curve of this sandbar, the yawning empty space all around it, and decided it was time to try a very loooong exposure to smooth out the water and create a slightly unreal sensation as you view the photo. I kinda like the result because to my eyes, it makes a fairly unremarkable scene far more interesting. What do you think?
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky, Lee “Big Stopper” darkening filter on the entire scene.

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Wander through my coffeetable photography book “Special Places: A Landscape Photographer’s Vision of Southern Ontario”:

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