I can’t get a ‘milky’ water effect even with a fiveminute exposure Joaquín de Iturbide, Cozumel, Mexico
Rod says… In order to get this ‘milky’ effect, conditions have to be just right. If the water is relatively still it’s not going to work, because it’s the movement of the water that creates the blur. Choppy waves give a better effect than gentle ripples. Experiment with the time, as well – longer exposures won’t necessarily give the best effect. We did our own experiments back in issue 9 with a lighthouse (left). We got a nice effect where the water became smooth, but the sea wasn’t rough enough to give the ‘smoky’ effect you see in many seascapes.