Interesting Photo of the Day: Serene 8 Minute Exposure

Sometimes, there is something so serene about water. When it’s at its calmest, still and quiet, void of passing boats, noise or people. The stillness can wash over you. Here is that feeling captured through photography by reddit user sakelazy. Captured¬†about an hour after sunrise, the photographer took in eight minutes of peace by the water while waiting for this long exposure:


8 Minutes of Peace by sakelazy (Via Imgur. Click image to see full size.)

The photo is breathtaking and does a great job of portraying a feeling of complete peace and calm. It’s almost as if you’re standing on the beach, can you smell the cool air?

Equipment and Settings

  • Canon 5D Mark II
  • Canon 17-40 f/4L at 21mm, f/11, 487 seconds, ISO 100
  • Formatt Hitech Firecrest IRND 16-stop Filter
  • Formatt Hitech 105mm Circular Polarizer Filter

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One response to “Interesting Photo of the Day: Serene 8 Minute Exposure”

  1. George McLennan says:

    I am somehow under the impression that long exposures such as this one cause the image sensor to overheat.

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