Battered Shelter, Malaysia.
Photo for September 2011: Battered Shelter.
The sunrise was over but the light was still soft and was definitely not the harsh noon light we equatorial shooters are accustomed to.
Walking around, I chanced upon this lone shell on the sand and the receding tide was still reaching it every few seconds. Off came the ND grad and on went the ND filter. I need a slow shutter speed but not one that was so slow to blur out the foamy waters too much.
It was pretty much all about timing after setting up and with each passing minute, the chances of the waters rushing up were getting slimmer with the lowering tide. Fortunately, the lactic acid generated from the extending squatting was well worth it as the wave came up and I got the moment.
Canon 5D Mark II, Carl Zeiss 28-85, processed in Aperture with Silver Efx as plug-in.