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Oceanside Pier / Long Exposure

During a visit to Oceanside Pier, when the marine layer ate the sunset once more (and it’s kind of famous for doing that to photographers;-) I decided to go under the pier for a long exposure photo.

To get the symmetry and balance of the photo right, I went with a free-form aspect ratio that doesn’t adhere to the standard 2:3 format of DSLRs, and not a vertical 9:16 either:

For the next image, I channeled Nathan Wirth instead, and tried a long exposure self portrait. It went quite well I think — I managed to hold almost entirely still for the entire 25 seconds of the exposure


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