Tuesday, April 5, 2016
April Sunrise at Hollow Rock
I just got in from an entire night spent photographing the night sky and I've gotta say.... WOW what a night! It sure was beautiful. Clear skies have been a rare thing this past winter and last night was one of the clearest nights in a long time. Thankfully the wind was fairly calm as well, since the temperatures were a bit cold for early April. The coldest I saw was 4 degrees and the warmest was 17 degrees when I arrived back home after sunrise.
After shooting the night sky for several hours I was driving home and noticed the sky was starting to look nice with some colorful clouds. I decided to stop at Hollow Rock and see how sunrise would pan out. It turned out to be pretty nice!
I took the opportunity to play around with my ND filters. I used a 6-stop ND filter and a 2-stop reverse graduated ND filter. Stacking the filters and using an ISO of 400 and an aperture of f/11 gave me a 15 second exposure which really smoothed out the movement of the waves along the shoreline. It was a beautiful beginning to the day, and a perfect ending to an awesome night of photography!