SEPTEMBER 2022 – Early morning view along the beach of Bellaria near Rimini, Italy. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
While waiting for the sunrise I shot a long exposure along the beach of Bellaria near Rimini in Italy. I reduced ISO to 100 and opted for an aperture of f/16 to get to the desired 32 seconds exposure time. I steadied the camera on the nearby rocks and then happily did a couple of shots.
There are a couple of benefits from this super long exposure time. First, you’ll reduce noise significantly. Second, you’ll get a pretty sharp image (alas, as much as the lens allows.) Third, the gentle movement in the water will be slightly blurred, creating the impression of a smooth surface. Fourth, the f/16 aperture usually creates star shaped beams around bright, pointy lights (here: the building in the center.) And finally, any significant movement on the beach (e.g., runners) will simply vanish from the final image.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date & Time||06-SEP-2022, 06:11|
|Location||Bellaria Igea Marina, Rimini, Italy|
|Camera||Canon EOS M6 Mark II|
|Lens||Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM|
|Exposure||32 sec at f/16|
|Digital Image Source Format||Canon Camera RAW (CR3)|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||6985 x 4631 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|