Clouds over English Bay

It was another overcast and rainy day in Vancouver, and again some clear patches started to appear before sunset. For this shot, I walked over to English Bay, looking west.

Unfortunately, it stayed predominantly overcast, at least in this direction, so there wasn’t much sunset colour able to break through. The clear patches did make for some interesting and dramatic contrast in the sky, though, so I set up for this long exposure, thinking it would convert nicely to black and white.

This is a two minute exposure, capturing the motion in the clouds and smoothing out the water in English Bay. I used a three-stop graduated ND filter to balance the sky and the ground, and a 10-stop ND filter to give me the desired shutter speed to pick up the cloud movement.

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