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Posted by
Spike (not Bristol, United Kingdom) on 8 February 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

This is the same set of rocks as in Edge of the World, from the same viewpoint as yesterday. The spots of colour in the distance are the dockyard cranes at Avonmouth, with Portishead on the right.

There's no transparency in this water: it's laden with silt. Picture a mile-wide channel of chocolate milk and you get the idea. With a long exposure, though, the choppy surface blends the rocks into the water but keeps a sense of turbulence. The light patches are patches of foam from the breaking waves.

Tech stuff: I used the ND110 filter here, for an exposure of 20 seconds. I tried doing some long exposures of the waves breaking on the sea wall, too, but there wasn't enough contrast in the scene to make it work.

Thanks for stopping to take a look.

sunstone_maria from California, United States

beautiful!! I like a lot!!!! great!!!

8 Feb 2011 6:09am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

A quiet picture. I love it.

8 Feb 2011 9:35am

guillaume from Paris, France

Great atmosphere !!! Love it !

8 Feb 2011 10:25am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

very sensitive and impressive mood!

8 Feb 2011 2:46pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Fantastic mood..fine capture!

9 Feb 2011 4:07am

Céline from New York City, United States

Beautiful !

9 Feb 2011 9:24am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Yes, very beautiful! Love the thin line of light at the horizon also!

13 Feb 2011 8:33pm