Seaweed and Mountains

Category: Outdoor Scenes


Photo and caption by Ken Bower

I was walking along the coast of Iceland at low tide and the patch of seaweed looked like an interesting foreground subject to lead the viewers eye into the photo. An 80 second exposure was used to create a contrast of textures between the glass like water surface, the rugged mountains and the movement of the dark clouds. It was difficult to get an 80 second period without any wind blowing the seaweed around, but after numerous exposures I finally had a short window that allowed me to capture the seaweed without any movement. I used a tilt shift lens to control the depth of field.

Location: Iceland


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