Picture of lichen covered rocks at high tide – 20 seconds long exposure

Picture of lichen covered rocks at high tide
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera December 25th 2007. Click image for larger view.

I photographed these lichen covered rocks when the tide was very high. Usually the sea doesn’t reach this high, but the lichen must be somewhat resistant to the saltwater to survive the waves.
I really love the texture and formations the lichen create on rocks.
For new readers: The foggy effect was created by using a 20 seconds long exposure of the moving water.

Check out this macro photo of a water drop with lichen as a background.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 20 sec (20)
Aperture: f/10
Focal Length: 68 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Location: Laupstad (Andรƒยธrja), Troms in northern Norway

18 thoughts on “Picture of lichen covered rocks at high tide – 20 seconds long exposure”

  1. Boy oh boy have I ever missed seeing your lovely and wonderful art. This one is really very,very good. I love the effect!! Oh BTW….Happy New year!!:)

  2. Its so otherworldly! You should see if you can sell your work for inspiration material for game designers. I can just imagine a fantasy game involving running around casting spells at people in that world.

  3. I love lichen! Although it brings up painful memories for me ๐Ÿ™

    If I had finished uni it was going to be my honours project, lichen as a pollution indicator in Industrial towns.

    I am saving up for a better camera.

  4. This is a beautiful photograph. The water is spectacular. It looks as if this were the top of a mountain jutting out above the clouds. To me, this is a very calming and serene photograph. Nicely done.


  5. Absolutely stunning. I’m seeing your work for the first time today, and I am quite humbled! Every single image on you blog is better than anything I have ever seen in the pages of National Geographic. It’s clear how much you love the subject, your gorgeous homeland, and it transfers to the images as well! Darn good work, my friend!

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