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Shores of Neptune


Long exposure


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Redwood National Park, California USA

The California coastline displays some of the most dynamic and moody seascape scenes - even dangerous. Especially the North California coast. Here, the slightest change in atmosphere can make for a bad outdoor experience if you get caught out in it with all of your equipment. So, that being stated, this can be a unique and rewarding challenge to set-up in.

"Shores of Neptune" was captured as a long 40 second exposure. The sun had already set and it was getting very dark. In fact, it was getting too dark even for long exposures. I took advantage of the already shadowy blue scene by adding a cool lens filter to preserve the misty blue feel of the surrounding seascape.

CBP Viewer's Choice Silver Award 2012
Professional Photographers of America PPA IPC 2 Merit Award, Loan Collection
Inclusion into the 2013 "Loan Collection" Annual PPA Book
ePHOTOzine Highly Commended Award, Guest Editor's Award, Reader's Choice Award 2019
YouPic Inspirational Rated

Top 100 Standing Finalist The Nature Conservancy

Neutral Density Photo Awards 2015 Honorable Mention

Double Finalist World's Top 10 Landscape Photographers 2017
Top Rated Magnum Photography Awards 2018
2nd Place May 2018 BetterPhoto
Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2019 Expert Commended

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