After shooting the early morning GGB shot (last post), I drove up the hill, and hiked down to a rocky area for the sunrise. That was a great place, but I didn't get much of a sunrise. So I hiked back, and headed back down towards the bridge. The fog was actually moving back towards the ocean on the south end of the bridge, so I thought it might make a good foggy comp.
This shot is from the little hill on the left of my last Flickr upload. I was being blasted by the early morning sun and fog, so I decided to throw on my 10-stop neutral density filter. This reduces the light hitting my sensor by at least 10 stops, so I could make a longer exposure which normally wouldn't be possible with this much light. The sun was being filtered through the fog on the east side of the bridge, and the west side was pretty free from fog -except on the south end.
I really like the effect the 10-stop ND filter gave the shot. Vignetting is mostly from the 10-stop ND filter, and my 17mm lens added a little as well, but I kind of like it. Let me know what you think...
Filckr Explore #6, Feb 6
This is one single image, no HDR treatment.
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 17-40L @17mm
25 second exposure @F11
Lee soft ND grads .9 + .75 filters
Hoya ND400 10-stop ND filter