What is one to do when it is getting towards the end of the summer and you don’t really have a whole lot of extra money on the weekend? The first thing that came to mind for us this was a little road trip around Puget Sound, more specifically Hood Canal.
This image, made during that trip, was actually a bit more challenging than you might think. I wanted to smooth the water out some so I used my new 10 stop Lee Big Stopper ND filter. The problem doing something like that was the boat in the scene, it tends to move around a bit when the water is a little choppy, of course I wanted that boat to be one of the key elements of the scene so I had to come up with something.
I ended up simply taking a lot of shots with the hopes that at least one of them would have the boat remain somewhat sharp. This image was the winner of about 10 that I made but even it had the boat moving just enough to introduce a bit of motion blur. I ended up converting it to black and white and introducing some film grain which actually gives it the look of being a bit sharper than it actually is.