Nikon D7000, Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 10mm, f/4, ISO 400, 1 Second Exposure
Shooting an hour before sunrise can make composition difficult. Mainly because of the near dark conditions, you have to play the guessing game! I tend to utilize a flashlight in these conditions if possible to get an idea of what may be going on! In this case, I was also unable to lock auto focus nor see anything to set focus manually. This is where a good piece of glass comes in handy. I set the focus to the infinity marker and fired off some shots! During the test exposure period, I became annoyed when a beach clean up vehicle decided to drive past my frame. Only doing their job of course!However the truck began to backup and provide an additional light source. Not only with it’s main lights but also the glow of the brake lights, shining some red onto the pier. After completing this 1 second exposure, I had a smile on my face and thanked the driver in my mind!