Baldwin Creek was running high this evening; the recent rains had deluged the coast with twice the amount of rain we have come to expect over the past several years. I liked the way the water was flowing around and over the rocks, so I decided I would use this as the foreground and central element of my photograph.
The evening sky was impressive, but since it lacked the color I desired, I made the cliffs my secondary feature for this capture.
I set up my camera and chose to use my 24MM TS wide-angle lens. This lens is considered to be one of the finest lenses ever crafted, and when you see a large print of an image captured with it, you can easily understand why.
I placed the camera low to the ground and framed my composition. I knew I wanted to create a silky feel to the creek water flowing over the rocks, so a neutral density filter was placed over the lens to ensure I would get a long exposure... 30, seconds to be exact.
I stopped my aperture down to f/16 to increase my depth of field for a sharp image. I fired off a series of shots as the night slowly took over the sky until I could hardly see my surroundings.
The photo above is my favorite from the evening.