Sandstone Rocks

Pastel tones of sunrise complement the sandstone rock pillars of Ladram Bay in Devon. I chose to make a fairly tight, portrait-shaped crop in order to simplify the scene, reducing it to just two rock pillars leaning in opposite directions. A four stop neutral density filter further simplified my composition by smoothing out the motion of the sea. This finished image was made by combining three consecutive exposures separated by two stops (0.8 seconds, 3.2 seconds and 13 seconds) in order to retain detail in the rocks and the bright areas of sky where the sun had just risen.