This was the final capture after a 9 hour long trip around Nordreisa, the condition improving by every minute passing, not long after I had shot this the light of day started to creep in the the colours was quickly dissapearing, so I was lucky to make this just in time.
Where this was shot the waves are always moving and crashing against the rocks which is just great for doing long exposures, I shot this at almost 3 minutes capturing everything that was happening during that time into a single image.
Not often I go "whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat" when I look at my images at the little lcd screen on the camera, but this was one of those occations.
I was asked recently if I was shooting for amount of likes and popularity, and frankly I find that a little offensive, I do not care if my images gets a lot of likes and are popular, some of my images I find to be one of my better ones are a lot less popular that some I find just ok enough to post online.
One surefire way to compromise your own photographic style is to do just that and try and capture images to get more likes and faves, I say forget about all that and focus on what you like and find to be beautiful.
Marketing is important, but marked your best qualities and those that do like your work will eventually find a way to you.
But anyways, getting a bit off track here, lets get down to editing, and as usual I have not done much to the image, as I only shoot RAW the images will never have the same pop as a camera processed jpg image so some editing has to be done in order to get the image to look good.
With long exposure you will never get things "as seen" but the general quality and colour of an image you can get there, and believe it or not the colours are pretty much as seen, the image is a bit darker than it should be, but that is for artistic purposes as I added a bit more contrast and a vignette to the image.
I shot this with the Nikon D810 which I have only had for less than a week, and one thing I found to be a bit disturbing was the amount of hot pixels I was getting during long exposure, as I was not using long exposure noise reduction in camera this resulted in quite a bit of post processing to remove the bulk of it.
It might be something with the new sensor I am not sure, but I do think that is something universal with this camera so I will have to keep that in mind for future long exposures.
Also as I had to use Capture NX-D to convert the files, I think the conversion process left a pink hue to the images, no biggie as it is easy to correct for, but I think I have to wait until Adobe gets a grip on the new sensor and you get support for the camera in both Lightroom and CameraRAW.
To finish the image I used high pass filter sharpening and a little bit of noise reduction in the darkest shadows.
Captured in Nordreisa, Troms, Northern Norway.
Nikon D810, 15mm, F13, Iso 160, 165 seconds.