Ripples

If any of you have used the B+W 10-stop ND filter, you’ll know that it’s actually not quite neutral in colour – it tends to have a bit of a warm cast. Most times I try to eliminate this cast in post-processing, but for some images – like the one below – it just works. The added warmth from the filter helped emphasize the tones in the sand and made those sunset colours really pop. So, when using a filter that may create a bit of a colour cast, make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons and not just because you ‘think you should’ – you may find yourself happy with the uncorrected frame.

Equipment:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
B+W 77mm 10-stop ND Filter

Brian Furbush - August 30, 2011 - 7:37 am

Gorgeous, gorgeous shot man…definitely glad you chose to keep the warm tones from the B&W, absolutely accentuates the landscape.

Erin Duke - August 30, 2011 - 7:41 am

Absolutely fantastic. You’re exactly right, the warm tones really enrich the image and make it all come together. Great shot, as always!

Scott Ackerman - August 30, 2011 - 7:48 am

Beauty man! Love the tone of this shot. Might possibly be my favorite shot from you. Well done.

Scott Wyden Kivowitz - August 30, 2011 - 7:54 am

The processing is stunning!

Len Saltiel - August 30, 2011 - 8:22 am

I like everything about this image Heath. Great color, light and silky smooth water.

Chris Frailey - August 30, 2011 - 8:53 am

So good. One of my all time faves from you Heath.

Chris Nitz - August 30, 2011 - 8:55 am

Beautiful shot all around, Heath!

A.Barlow - August 30, 2011 - 9:00 am

Beautiful shot man!

Rick Young - August 30, 2011 - 9:17 am

Killer. My BW tends to be a tad magenta-y too.

Jesse Pafundi - August 30, 2011 - 9:39 am

The light reflecting on the sand and the patterns leading to the ocean are magic.

Rick - August 30, 2011 - 9:40 am

I like the warm tones in a sunset! I love the B+W 10 stop filter, though I want to get a Lee Big Stopper and give it a try as well.

Justin - August 30, 2011 - 10:08 am

Beautiful image!

Curt Fleenor - August 30, 2011 - 10:18 am

Magnificent shot Heath! Love the extra warmth the filter added, it really does help punctuate the entire scene.

Edith Levy - August 30, 2011 - 10:26 am

WOW…fantastic shot. I love the warmth…it works really well with this image.

Tobias George - August 30, 2011 - 11:20 am

Great image! So crisp. Love the processing all round.

todd landry - August 30, 2011 - 11:51 am

beautiful shot Heath

Toad Hollow Photography - August 30, 2011 - 12:21 pm

This is truly astonishing, my friend!

Bob Lussier - August 30, 2011 - 5:40 pm

This is stunning. Great shot, wonderful comp!

Andy Gimino - August 30, 2011 - 5:47 pm

Man Heath what a great image..The tones really work here! I must get me a 5d mark2!

Chris DeAngelis - August 30, 2011 - 5:52 pm

Wow! Sick shot Heath! Great use of the ND!

Victoria - Foto - August 31, 2011 - 1:53 am

Wow,beautiful photo!
/Victoria from Sweden

Mike Olbinski - August 31, 2011 - 9:02 am

Dude…wow.

Rich Williams - September 1, 2011 - 7:19 am

Perfect, just perfect.

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[…] Ripples – long exposures using ND B&W filters is catching on in the professional photography realm, and Heath O’Fee delivers an absolutely stunning example for us to enjoy.  Fabulous details, smooth and smoky water and an incredible sun on the horizon all combine to create a truly breathtaking image. […]

john - September 3, 2011 - 8:10 pm

Wow this is an amazing shot – Very glad to have stumbled across it on Jason Hines’ friday photo spot post! I really want to get me an ND filter seems like a nice cool addition to have for taking some really cool long exposure shots!

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James Howe - September 4, 2011 - 2:59 pm

I think I saw this on google+ and I liked it there as well!

Scott Wood - September 8, 2011 - 12:16 am

Gorgeous image. The warmer tones really work.