While I don’t always do it Sunday is the weirder stuff I will have shot and edited. I’m not sure how this image will go over because its rather bleak but I did like it. I shot this off a pier on the Caloosahatchee River with a 10 stop neutral density filter on the camera. It was the first time I was using square glass filters versus a circular one.
The storm had come in unexpectedly (not really in Florida) so I was just waiting it out in the enclosed little area on the pier. I was bored so I was taking pictures in between wiping water off the filter that blew in. What I discovered when I returned from that shoot and dumped the images was I didn’t have the camera locked in tight enough on the tripod so all my images had blur from camera shake from the shutter. Trust me, if you never used a A7R the sound like tanks even without a mirror and it sends some serious vibrations through the camera. In addition I found that if I didn’t mount the filter right I was getting weird light streaks in the images as well. So it was good I did a test.
This image was one of the few that turned out form that set. Not sure if I had my hand on the tripod or whatever. When I edited it I knew it was going to be bleak looking. While I did play with the image the visibility wasn’t great because the storm rolled in and the rain was pissing down and the wind was whipping. So I wanted to convey that and I think the monochrome fits the mood. The conversion was done in Lightroom and then I just burned bits to get some separation.