The sunset did not really materialize this evening down at Cootes Bay so I turned to something that I have started shooting over the last couple of years and really enjoy, long exposures. This shot was created using a Lee 10 Stop (The Big Stopper) and a Lee 3 Stop Soft Edge Graduated Neutral Density filter.
It felt so good to be behind the camera this evening. My hectic work schedule of late coupled with preparing to move at the end of September, has left me exhausted and with very little time to spend pursuing my passion. This evening I forced myself to head down to my favourite spot in Hamilton to photograph sunsets, Cootes Bay. And Mother Nature certainly did not disappoint!
I spent the day out near St. Jacobs, Ontario driving around and photographing. On my way home, since it had been such a nice day, I decided to stop in at Cootes Bay and wait for sunset. As usual I was not disappointed!
Normally when I head to Cootes Bay it is to photograph stunning sunsets.
Well tonight was a wee bit different. A longer exposure and hardly any wind made the protected bay pretty calm. Since there was not much colour to speak of, I decided to play a bit in Silver Efex’s Pro, an add on I have for Lightroom. I love this program as it gives me so much control over all the different pieces of the image.