Natural landscapes: the silence and the rocks


I came across the group of boulders in Lake Huron on a cloudy afternoon and instantly knew there were photographic possibilities. But I also knew this scene would benefit from strong early-morning light. So I returned the next dawn and made this picture. It’s a looong exposure which smoothed out all the water ripples.
The colour version is quite muted, so a created a black-and-white version that lets you focus on the rocks and the velvety water.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky, Lee ‘Big Stopper’ neutral density (darkening) filter on the entire scene.

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