Longniddry on the East Lothian coast is one of those amazing places where you can always find something to photograph, from the sea defences to the wreck on the beach and not forgetting the Edinburgh skyline (albeit from a distance!).
The entire coastline has some hidden gems such as Dunbar/Belhaven Bay, Seacliff, Gullane, North Berwick and so on and is one I definitely do not visit often enough. It is one of the many locations I take those attending my long exposure workshops to as there is always a lot you can cover depending on the conditions and whether the tide is in or out. The location of the sunsets is also a bonus.
This particular image was taken on my 3rd or 4th visit to the area and although I had visualised this image then, the conditions were not quite right. On this visit though, the tide and sunset came together as I had hoped and I used a long exposure of 250 seconds to capture the blur in the clouds as well as the milky effect in the water immediately as the sun dipped below the horizon. This is of course another of the images produced using the 10-stop filter that I use quite a bit.
If you are interested in learning more about how to shoot these types of images, then next week I am running an online webinar on the subject and there are still a few places left. Alternatively, if you prefer the on-location workshops, then I offer those too.