Photo of the day: Key Biscayne

Cape Florida Lighthouse, Key Biscayne, FL
Cape Florida Lighthouse, Key Biscayne, FL (click to enlarge)

I grew up in South Florida, so I have a special attachment to the places I remember visiting when I was young. I really enjoy going back now that I’m older and approaching some of these places with a creative eye.

This image is a 164-second exposure that I captured using a Nikon D810, 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom Nikkor lens, and 15 stops of Singh-Ray Mor-Slo ND filter. The 15-stops of filtration allowed me to shoot at f/8 for maximum sharpness and still get nearly a three-minute long exposure.

To bring out the textures in the clouds, I used Intensify Pro from Macphun software. I also applied the Sunlight and Dynamic Contrast filters in Color Efex Pro 4. Final adjustments to contrast and sharpness were made in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

Join me and Deborah Sandidge in Miami Beach October 12-16 for a 4-day creative photography tour!

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