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Boulder Beach at dawn
  Boulder Beach at dawn
Boulder Beach at dawn
Long exposure causes the foggy effect of the waves rolling back and forth over the rocks
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Kevin Boutwell

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    Out of curiousity, how long of an exposure is this, and what time of day?

Thanks
Kevin

3/29/2002 1:11:24 AM

 
James Miotke
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(Kevin: I'm sure your questions just slipped through the cracks and Tony will be able to answer soon.)

But first... let's have a little fun with Tony's image for our Where in the World quiz.

Can you guess? Where is this? No hinting, Tony. And if you are an alumni student of Tony's and think you know the answer from taking one of his courses, give us your best shot...

8/19/2003 1:05:55 AM

 
Bill Cain

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Acadia National Park, Maine

8/19/2003 5:54:05 AM

 
Debbie S.
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The rocky shoreline definitely makes me think Northeastern U.S...my first thought was Maine, but it could also be the coast of Canada...I'll say coastal Canada. And Kevin, I'd guess it was shot at dawn because of the mist on the water and the coloring of the sky.

8/19/2003 6:22:40 AM

 
Shirley D. Cross
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I'm going to guess Washington's Olympic Penninsula.

8/19/2003 1:00:45 PM

 
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This is about a 2 minute exposure, Kevin.

8/19/2003 2:08:42 PM

 
Ed Quinten

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This location looks a lot like Pictured Rocks, Lake Superior, Michigan.

8/19/2003 5:22:08 PM

 
Marina 

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If this is Boulder Beach state park, Vermont, then I cheated shamefully... but you would not leave us any hint anymore, right?!
Splendid picture.

8/20/2003 3:14:15 PM

 
Michael Carey

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My guess is also Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

8/23/2003 6:06:19 PM

 
James Miotke
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Okay, Tony. Go ahead and let us know where you made this... although I fear Marina is right. I have a feeling I was a little sleepy when I sent this PhotoFlash out and did not catch the title hint.

Is it literally Boulder Beach or is that just a creative photo name?

9/25/2003 12:33:51 AM

 
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The latter.....

I've got to stop doing that. I met up with a friend at one of my sort of secret photo locations in Baltimore called Williams Pond. This poor guy asked locals and no one knew where it was. He then checked mail boxes for "Williams," and also went and bought a bunch of topographic maps and guess what? No Williams Pond....anywhere!! He figured that he was at the right place only after I drove up. As we were photographing, Barb WILLIAMS showed up. I said to my friend, "Here she is! Barb Williams! She showed me this place and I named it after her!!"

9/25/2003 2:50:47 AM

 
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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that this in Acadia National Park, Maine!

9/25/2003 2:53:35 AM

 
James Miotke
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Thanks, Tony. I remember climbing a peak with a friend who called it Buick Peak. I thought it was official until he said that there really was no name for it - they just called it that because once, he and his friends had to scramble out of the way because a huge chunk of ice "the size of Buick" was coming down the mountain, heading right for them. Fortunately, no one got hurt but the name stuck.

And congratulations to Bill Cain - Bill got it correct right out of the gate.

9/25/2003 8:13:46 AM

 
Joshua T. Dyer

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Hi Tony,
This kind of photography is amazing. I would love to do this. If I'm not wrong, you used a ND filter? would you let me know? Also if you could, are there other filters that would do the same thing?

10/16/2003 10:28:53 AM

 
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No filter, Joshua. Just a long exposure at dawn. The misty appearance is the result of water gently rolling in and out for a couple of minutes.

10/16/2003 7:10:34 PM

 
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