Here in Scarborough we'd had rough seas for a couple of days but I'd been working and hadn't been able to get down to the sea to capture them. On Monday evening I popped down to the seafront to see if it was still rough. Sadly the sea was much calmer than previously but I was heartened to find this log which had washed up from the high seas.
I used a 3 stop hard edged Lee neutral density filter to hold back the sky and a 3 stop neutral density filter to slow the exposure down to two seconds to ensure there was some movement on the incoming tide. Using my Manfrotto tripod I set up the shot so the horizon was level (an easy job with a geared head such as the 405 that I use) and on the upper third of the frame, then positioned the log on the intersection of the bottom and left hand third, a classic rule of thirds composition.
I stood in the surf waiting for the waves to come rushing in towards me, using a cable release to ensure I didn't rock the camera during the long exposure.
I was really pleased with the shot, I hope you like it.