Photograph by Jean-Philippe Meurice, (portfolio)
Date: December 8, 2009
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II (Amazon)
Focal Length: 17mm
Shutter Speed: 25 sec
Note: Jean-Philippe Meurice captured this photo of an interesting dock path over a pond. The “Y” shape of the dock gives the viewer great visual interest and leads your eye through the photo. I love the stand-alone building on the right side, giving you a sense of seclusion. Excellent photo!
Tip: Jean-Philippe used a slower shutter speed (wiki) of 25 seconds to allow for the water and the sky to have the smooth like effect and to appear as if it were in motion. Shooting longer exposures in daylight can be tough because the longer your exposure, the more light is let into the camera. A neutral density filter (wiki) reduces the amount of light let into the camera without adjusting any hues of the photo, allowing for longer exposures in the daylight.