Finishing your vision

Finishing your vision.
 
I have posted 3 images from my experience on Thursday morning at Driftwood Beach, but when I left I was saying to myself…”if I only”. If I only had 5 more minutes to shoot that tree with the long branch in the foreground, if I only could be there when the tide was higher, and so on. You can never really finish your vision without visiting on different days and in different conditions. I went back Saturday morning with Ken Hubbard to shoot and it looked like we were set for an “epic” sunrise complete with some nice clouds and high tide. However as the sun approached the horizon, there was just enough haze to prevent the clouds above us to light up dramatically. It didn’t stop us though from working more compositions that we could visualize in our minds. One for me was to try and capture a sunstar in the crook of the branch. So I positioned myself to a point where I could capture that and used a 4 stop Neutral Density filter and a 2 stop reverse Graduated Neutral Density filter to hold back a little light on the horizon. I felt really good about the images I captured, but I did walk off the beach saying..If I only…
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 64, shutter speed of 8 seconds, Sirui N3204X tripod and K30X ballhead, Sirui 4 stop ND filter and 2 stop Reverse Graduated ND filter, MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13L slingbag, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

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