Last week I went out to Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) hoping that the weather would clear up just in time to allow me to shoot the sunset with some drama in the sky. And it did. The colour results I got that evening were quite nice. However, I couldn’t resist converting this particular one to black and white.
This B&W long exposure image features a line of rocks in the lake, which is there to break the waves a bit. In the background you can see the silhouette of the French Alps. As the waves were actually rolling over these rocks that evening, I shot the scene with an exposure time of 4 minutes to create a bit of a mystical effect on the rocks. The dark clouds and the soft evening light helped to create a moody atmosphere. Hope you like this B&W long exposure image!
I used a Lee 10-stop ND filter and a Lee 3-stop ND filter to get the exposure time of 4 minutes. I processed the image with Adobe’s Lightroom 4.1 and Nik’s Silver Efex Pro 2.