Picture of the Day: Surreal Bay of Bengal

9 years ago - November 29, 2013
Photo and caption by Sandip Dey

 

This evening it rained a bit in Pondicherry, India. Later, the rain subsided, but there was persistent lightning over the sea. I wanted to make a dream-like frame where the rough sea will smooth out and I'll be able to show the drama happening in the vast sky. I set the camera at f/16 aperture and shot a few long exposure frames at 16mm. Since, I was making a single exposure shot, I had to balance between the manual exposure duration and the amount of lightning that I wanted in the frame. The orange glow is from nearby street lights.
Photo Location
Pondicherry, Pondicherry Union Territory, India

 

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