Walk on water

Long exposure in B&W of a line of rocks in Lake Geneva

Walk on water
August 19, 2014 Johan Peijnenburg
In Photography
B&W long exposure landscape image of a line of rocks leading towards the horizon in Lake Geneva (Johan Peijnenburg)
24mm . f/16 . 6 minutes . ISO100 . D800E with 24mm f/1.4

First off, thank you all for the many Birthday wishes that I received via G+, Facebook and e-mail! Highly appreciated! Secondly, thanks for the patience …. yes, it has been way too long since I last posted! 🙂

Here is a B&W long exposure landscape image that I captured fairly recently during a sunset shoot with fellow Swiss photographer Annick Jaquillard (make sure to check out her work!). The image features a line of rocks that acts as a breakwater on one of my favourite beaches at Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) here in Switzerland.

B&W long exposure landscape image of Lac Léman at sunset, with rocks leading the eye towards the horizon. (Johan Peijnenburg)

Despite the nice sunset colours in the original, I decided to go for a black & white approach. I ended up with two versions and decided to publish them both (#2 is on the left: click on it to view large). Which one do you like best?

I captured these images with my Nikon D800E. I used a 24mmm f/1.4 lens and stacked multiple Lee ND filters to achieve an exposure time of 6 minutes. Adobe’s Lightroom 5 and Nik’s Silver Efex Pro 2 were used to process the image.