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Sunrise on the Sand

Ivor Rackham 2016

Sunrise on the Sand

Shot in early January, this is the morning sun on the sand at low tide. I took this hand-held with the camera moved during the latter half of the exposure. I always enjoy playing with camera movement during a long exposure. Keeping the camera still for half of the shot retains some of the detail in the image and then panning during the second half creates this impressionist look.


  1. Julie says:

    This is fab, Ivor. I haven’t intentionally explored the idea of keeping the camera motionless for part of the exposure. I like the look that creates though. The colors in this are wonderful.

  2. Ivor says:

    Thank-you Julie. I like this technique and discovered it by accident in a forest in Finland in 2012 with this shot https://www.flickr.com/photos/leinorackham/7905109530/in/dateposted-public/ I prefer the results to just straight sweep for the entire exposure.

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