This shot came about more from wanting to test my new ICE 10-stop neutral density filter, rather than from a creative idea. I knew I wanted water and possibly clouds (although the clouds weren’t really moving fast enough) in the shot but other than that, I had know idea what I was going to get. I started down toward the lake and while waiting to cross Lincoln Memorial Drive, I saw this abstract framing. I set up the tripod, set my shot, put the filter on and started shooting.
This is a combination of seven 25-second exposures combined into a Smart Object in Photoshop with the median frame blending mode. I also used a couple of textures and three different passes of Topaz Impression.
ISO 100, 24-85mm lens at 85mm, f/22, 25 second exposure. Shot near Lake Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Day 79 of 365