This is the second image posted in response to the 5 day challenge I received from my friend Izzy. The image is called “Top of the Reef” and it was created at Sugar Beach in Maui Hawaii. I used a 85 mm portrait lens with a 10 stop neutral density filter to create this image, which was created in the middle of a very sunny day.
The idea behind the image was to capture part of a scene people see everyday from a different perspective and style. So rather than go wide angle and show all the beauty of Maui, I chose to capture a small area of exposed reef at low tide. I got my tripod as low to the sand as it would go, fine tuned the composition and put the 10 stop filter on and began making photographs. I wanted a slow shutter speed so I could slow down the trickle of water coming through the rocks at low tide. The result is the smooth almost misty pools between the bits of reef that are exposed.
Oh yes, I forgot I have to challenge other photographers. How about it Brad Grieder and Richard Donovan.