Morro Bay Harbor Panoramas

While most of my photography time was spent with the big lens aimed at the Sea Otters, my last evening the sun snuck out from behind the fog and gave me some moments of interesting light that I decided to take advantage of. I ended up shooting for panorama and also did some work playing with slow (> 15sec) shutter speeds using my ND filters.

While I typically like the look of the smoothed water from using the ND’s, in all honesty, in these shots, prefer the ones without the blur, which surprised me. The NDs also add a complication you have to worry about: stuff moving around during the exposure blurs, and I had one boat that was wandering back and forth in the harbor, and so had to either try to get it at a time when the motion wasn’t evident or it was out of frame.

Which do you prefer?

Morro Bay Harbor, California

Morro Bay Harbor, California

Morro Bay Harbor, California

Morro Bay Harbor, California

(you can see all of the panoramas at full size, and the rest of the trips shots, on my Smugmug site)