The Solitary Pier
This image was on my bucket list a long time – a pier taken with a long exposure to make the water glass-like – but I have finally captured one. I have admired wonderful piers in pictures but found it extremely difficult to find a photogenic one. It was a beautiful day with not a cloud in the sky and I had found my pier!
It was a challenge getting set up with my trusty tripod on a rocky slope and positioning it where I wanted it to be. I made the exposure for 59 seconds as I wanted the water to become glass-like, eliminating the waves, and making the people invisible that were strolling on the pier. I took a number of exposures to eliminate the possibility of ghostly people, that paused to look over the railing, from appearing in my image.