One of my favorite types of photograph to make is a long exposure of a pretty scene at the edge of the day. As the evening transitions to twilight, the change in the light can be both soothing and quite breathtaking. A long exposure of such a scene can capture colors and movement that our eyes could never see, and in many cases lead to a more interesting landscape photograph. In this photograph, I set my aperture to f14, my iso to 50, and using my remote trigger, I held the shutter open for at total of 430 seconds. A sturdy tripod is obviously a must to create an image like this, as is the ability to withstand the misery generated by the barrage of biting bugs that come out for a sunset dinner along the shoreline at low tide. Oh yeah… and a strong headlamp to help you navigate back to the car so as not to get the willies in the pitch dark. I mentioned the misery caused by the vicious bugs, but despite how much they must have enjoyed feasting on my blood, it was still exhilarating to experience an amazing sunset in a such a beautiful place. These are actually a blend of two exposures… one for the foreground rocks (6 seconds), and one for the darkening sky (430 seconds with a 6-stop neutral density filter on). Here’s the color version too… remember, this was made when it was pretty dark. I have a couple of other versions made earlier at the height of what was a very colorful sunset… I’ll share those in the next few days.