93 Photos - Oct 27, 2011
Photo: Curvaceous 3Photo: Fitzgerald Marine Reserve 1Photo: Pacifica Pier 2Photo: "Seal Rock 1" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

I was in San Fran last month for the +A Slice of Time - SF Bay Photowalk 2013. This image is from a pre-breakfast solo shoot on the Monday morning after the Photowalk. After this session I met up with +Nathan Wirth , +Athena Carey , +Alan Allum and +John Kosmopoulos for breakfast and spent a wonderful day shooting around Pacifica and beyond with such amazing company.

This image is in the top 3 of my favorite images of the weekend. Seal Rock is such a famous scene and has been photographed a billion times. There is a small handful of photographers that have created some truly spectacular images of these famous rocks, for example +Steve-Maxx landeros and +Nathan Wirth!! This makes it extra difficult to come up with something unique, but not impossible :-) The conditions really were exceptional that morning, which made all the difference. Sometimes the Gods smile upon you and everything comes together.

I used a 10 stop and 3 stop ND filter and 3 stop hard grad ND filter, to get the right level of contrast in the sky, water and around the rocks.

The techie stuff:

Sony A850 D-SLR
Zeiss 16-35mm Lens
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/11
Exposure: 87 seconds
Focal Length: 24mm
Filters: Lee Big Stopper ND filter, Lee 3 stop ND filter and Lee 3 stop hard grad ND filter

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Sarah Marino and +Fineao Fang , the #landscapephotography theme run by +Bill Wood , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar  and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery  , #RectanglesAreSexy curated by the spectacular +Athena Carey , the #SeaTuesday theme by incredibly talented +Julia Anna Gospodarou , the #DeneMilesIsFabulous theme curated by my wonderful friend, muse and supporter +dene' miles , the #stormyfriday theme curated by +Reinhard König , the #MonochromeArtyClub theme by +abhishek bhatnagar , the #AllThingsMonochrome   by +Bill Wood and +Charles Hedeen and finally the #plusphotoextract run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.comPhoto: "Drake's Beach I" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

I was in San Fran last month for the +A Slice of Time - SF Bay Photowalk 2013. This image is from a stunning Sunday afternoon spent with a group of my favorite friends on Drake's Beach.

A big shout out to my boys, +Nathan Wirth , +Steve-Maxx landeros  and +Albert Tam...it was fun hanging out and catching up. Another thanks to Steve for letting Albert and me stomp his comp...although I don't think this image looks anything like his beautiful capture from a similar area (thanks again, Bud) :-)

I used a 10 stop and 3 ND filter and 3 stop hard grad ND filter, to get the right level of contrast in the sky, water and around the rocks.

The techie stuff:

Sony A850 D-SLR
Zeiss 16-35mm Lens
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/14
Exposure: 78 seconds
Focal Length: 16mm
Filters: Lee Big Stopper ND filter, Lee 3 stop ND filter and Lee 3 stop hard grad ND filter

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola  and +Le Quoc  , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile  and +Mark Esguerra  , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen  and +Fineao Fang  , the #landscapephotography theme run by +Bill Wood  , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar  and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery  , #SquaresAreSassy curated by the phenomenal +Nathan Wirth  , the #SeaTuesday theme by incredibly talented +Julia Anna Gospodarou  , the #DeneMilesIsFabulous theme curated by my wonderful friend, muse and supporter +dene' miles  , the #stormyfriday theme curated by +Reinhard Latzke  , the #MonochromeArtyClub theme by +abhishek chamaria  , the #AllThingsMonochrome   by +Bill Wood  and +Charles Hedeen  and finally the #plusphotoextract run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPls #DeneMilesIsFabulousPhoto: China Camp State Park Pier 1Photo: "Friends" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

I was in San Fran a few weeks ago for the +A Slice of Time - SF Bay Photowalk 2013. This image is from a fun filled, very rainy, foggy Saturday afternoon spent with a group of my favorite friends on Marshall Beach.

The herd was thinned out substantially that afternoon, due to the inclement weather. There were however a few brave souls that were willing to risk health and camera gear for the reward of hanging out and bonding with intrepid adventurers and capturing some special images. Three people, particularly dear to my heart, made getting soaked to the bone totally worthwhile. Thanks so much +Brian Day , +Nathan Wirth and +Lydia L you are all spectacular souls!! I also got to meet +Björn Kleemann , +Sergey Bidun and +Tony Eckersley , which was really cool too.

A huge, lifesaving thanks to +Cameron Siguenza for the loan of his 5 year old daughter's pink umbrella. My camera gear would have drowned if it wasn't for you Buddy!!

I am really thrilled with how this one came out. It felt like friends huddled together, discussing life and the Universe...pretty much like Brian, Nathan, Lydia and I did :-)

I used a 10 ND filter, and stacked a 3 and 1 stop hard soft ND filter, to get the right level of contrast in the the sky, water and around the rocks.

The techie stuff:

Sony A850 D-SLR
Zeiss 16-35mm Lens
ISO: 160
Aperture: f/8
Exposure: 85 seconds
Focal Length: 26mm
Filters: Lee Big Stopper ND filter, Lee 3 stop and 1 stop hard grad ND filter

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +Fineao Fang , the #landscapephotography theme run by +Bill Wood , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery , the #minimalmonday theme run by the world class +Olivier Du Tré , #SquaresAreSassy curated by the phenomenal +Nathan Wirth , the #SeaTuesday theme by incredibly talented +Julia Anna Gospodarou , the #DeneMilesIsFabulous theme curated by my wonderful friend, muse and supporter +dene' miles , the #stormyfriday theme curated by +Reinhard Latzke , the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, the #MonochromeArtyClub theme by +abhishek chamaria , the #AllThingsMonochrome  by +Bill Wood and +Charles Lupica and finally the #plusphotoextract run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPls #DeneMilesIsFabulousPhoto: "The Audience is Listening" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

I was in San Fran a couple of weeks ago for the +A Slice of Time - SF Bay Photowalk 2013. This image is from the Saturday morning when I co-led the Architecture workshop with the awesome +Steve-Maxx landeros and +Nathan Wirth.

This is an image of the less famous Bay Bridge and Pier One, along the Embarcadero in San Francisco looking towards Yerba Buena Island.

It was an amazing day and a joy to see so many photographers lined up along the waterfront. I loved every minute of being there and the fact that I got an image or two that I'm really happy with is a huge bonus.

I used a 10 ND filter, and stacked a 3 and 1 stop hard grad ND filter, to get the right level of contrast in the the clouds, water and around the pilings.

The techie stuff:

Sony A850 D-SLR
Zeiss 16-35mm Lens
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/8
Exposure: 193 seconds
Focal Length: 16mm
Filters: Lee Big Stopper ND filter, Lee 3 stop and 1 stop hard grad ND filter

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +Fineao Fang , the #landscapephotography theme run by +Bill Wood , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery , #RectanglesAreSexy curated by the enigmatic +Athena Carey , the #DeneMilesIsFabulous theme curated by my wonderful friend, muse and supporter +dene' miles , the #stormyfriday theme curated by +Reinhard Latzke and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPls #DeneMilesIsFabulousPhoto: Bay Bridge BluesPhoto: "The Poet's Apprentice" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

Available to view on 500px: http://500px.com/photo/24783183

On rare occasions you meet someone by happenstance that has a profound effect on your life. +Nathan Wirth is one of those people and my life is all the richer for it. Nathan took me under his wing as his Long Exposure apprentice in early 2011 and has played an instrumental role in the development of my art. His limitless patience, support, constructive feedback and friendship have been lifechanging for me and I cannot truly express my gratitude. Than you again my dear friend, you are a beautiful soul and this humble offering is dedicated to you!!

This image was captured on the evening before the +A Slice of Time - SF Bay Photowalk 2013 started. I spent an amazing evening on the side of this hill in Novato with my great friends +John Kosmopoulos , +Athena Carey and +Cameron Siguenza , staring in wonderment at Nathan's "Poet's Tree". What a treat that was!! It was great to finally meet John, Athena and Cameron in person...you guys (and gal) are the best!!

The techie Stuff:

ISO: 125
Aperture: f/8
Exposure: 75 seconds
Focal Length: 24mm
Filters: Lee Big Stopper 10 stop ND filter, Lee 3 and 1 stop hard grad ND filter

This is my contribution to the #MinimalMonday theme, kindly curated by +Olivier Du Tré , the #MonochromeMonday theme, kindly curated by +Charles Lupica  , +Bill Wood , +Jerry Johnson and +Hans Berendsen , the #MoodyMonday theme curated by +Philip Daly , the #landscapephotography theme run by +Bill Wood , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +FineArtPls , the #BWFineArt theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery  , #SquaresAreSassy curated by my dear friend, +Nathan Wirth , my awesome muse, friend, inspiration and supporter +dene' miles  and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.comPhoto: "Whytecliff Park 1" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

This is a 78 second exposure of Whytecliff Island, taken at Whytecliff Park, in Vancouver in December 2012. This was the first time in 3 months that I had picked up the camera and it felt soooo good to be out. Being a new parent means that my priorities have changed, but I wouldn't have it any other way :-) Every time I get out to shoot feels like a gift, which is the way it should be!!

I used a 10 stop ND filter, plus a 3 stop hard graduated ND filter to achieve the smoky sky and milky water. The midday sun was low in the sky and provided the perfect side-lighting source for a more dramatic effect.

Vancouver is such a special place and is so awesome for long exposure seascapes. The clouds and light were perfect that day, which made my soul smile :-)

One day I will have +Nathan Wirth , +Lydia L and +Brian Day standing on these rocks to reenact our Marshall Beach team selfie...a boy can dream :-)

The techie stuff:

Sony A850 D-SLR
Zeiss 16-35mm Lens
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/11
Exposure: 78 seconds
Focal Length: 16mm
Filters: Hitech Pro 10 stop ND filter, Lee 3 stop hard grad ND filter

This is my contribution to the #bwlandscapewednesday theme, curated by +Francesco Gallarotti , the #windywednesday theme, curated by +Trevor Farrell , +Tricia McDonald Ward and +WindyWednesday , the #waterscapeartwednesday theme, curated by +Terrill Welch , +Dane Clingan , +Trisha Standard and +Waterscape Art Wednesday  , the #winterwednesday theme, curated by +Antoine Berger and +Logan Miller , the #weatherwednesday theme, curated by +Jason Borg and +Weather Wednesday , the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +Fineao Fang ,the #landscapephotography theme run by +Bill Wood , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery , #RectanglesAreSexy curated by the one and only +Athena Carey , the #DeneMilesIsFabulous theme curated by my wonderful friend, muse and supporter +dene' miles and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPls #DeneMilesIsFabulousPhoto: "Lost Lake" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com/

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This image was created on the shore of Lost Lake in Whistler, British Columbia.

It was a glorious Sunday afternoon in September 2012 and the weather Gods really were kind to me that day. It had been 35 degrees Celsius with blue sky for 4 days, which made my then 8 month pregnant wife a very unhappy camper. Thankfully the heat finally broke on the Sunday and the high was 16 degrees Celsius, which made being outside a pleasure.

British Columbia really is a special part of the world to live in, with so much beauty and diversity in every direction. I really feel blessed to call this place home (technically I call Vancouver home, but you know what I mean).

I used a 10 stop ND filter and a 3 stop hard grad ND filter, to get the right level of contrast and detail in the clouds, mountains, reflections and water.

The techie stuff:

Sony A850 D-SLR
Zeiss 16-35mm Lens
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/10
Exposure: 82 seconds
Focal Length: 16mm
Filters: Hitech Pro 10 stop ND filter, Lee 3 stop hard grad ND filter

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +Fineao Fang , the #landscapephotography theme run by +Bill Wood , the +B&W Photographers theme run by +Peter Scharff , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery , #RectanglesAreSexy curated by the enigmatic +Athena Carey , the #DeneMilesIsFabulous theme curated by my wonderful friend, muse and supporter +dene' miles , the #stormyfriday theme curated by +Reinhard Latzke and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPls #DeneMilesIsFabulousPhoto: Lost Lake 2Photo: Steveston BeaconPhoto: West Pender Place 1 - http://www.grantmurrayphotography.com

View it LARGE here: http://tinyurl.com/bmmaxbj

This is a 30 second exposure of a relatively new building in Vancouver called West Pender Place.

The Sapphire has some pretty cool, sharp angles and is a great photographic subject. I love the precision of architectural photography and it is a huge passion of mine.

The techie stuff:

Sony A850 D-SLR
Zeiss 24-70mm Lens
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/8
Exposure: 30 seconds
Focal Length: 45mm
Filters: Hitech Pro 10 stop ND filter and Lee 3 stop ND filter
Software: Photoshop CS6 and Google Silver Efex Pro 2

This is my contribution to the #MinimalMonday theme, kindly curated by +Olivier Du Tré  , the #MonochromeMonday theme, kindly curated by +Charles Lupica  , +Bill Wood  , +Jerry Johnson  and +Hans Berendsen  , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen  and +FineArtPls   , the #BWFineArt theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar  and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery  , the #ArchtiecturalVisions theme curated by the lovely +Julia Anna Gospodarou  and +Joel Tjintjelaar   , the #architexturetuesday theme hosted by +Ranjan Saraswati   , the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola  and +Le Quoc   , #SquaresAreSassy curated by my dear friend, +Nathan Wirth  , the #DeneMilesIsFabulous theme curated by my wonderful friend, muse and supporter +dene' miles   , the #MonochromeArtyClub theme , the #AllThingsMonochrome theme curated by +Bill Wood and +Charles Hedeen   and finally the #plusphotoextract run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments are always welcome.

© Grant Murray Photography Copyright

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.grantmurrayphotography.comPhoto: "Iona Jetty Exhausts" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

This is a 70 second exposure of the exhaust stack at the end of the Iona Jetty in the Strait of Georgia in Vancouver.

I treated myself to the Zeiss Sony 16-35mm lens before my trip to San Francisco in May and boy oh boy is it one amazing piece of glass. THe extra width it provides is giving me bunch of creative options. This image would have been very different at 24mm wide, as opposed to the 17mm I was able to shoot at.

Iona Jetty is a 4km long breakwater, that stretches into the Strait of Georgia, in Vancouver. You can or bike on the jetty, which is pretty cool. I went out there again in the middle of June and cycled to the end of the jetty, as walking a total of 8kms with a backpack full of heavy photographic gear is not a lot of fun!!

The techie Stuff:

ISO: 100
Aperture: f/9
Exposure: 70 seconds
Focal Length: 17mm
Filters: Hitech Pro 10 stop ND filter, Lee 2 stop soft grad ND filter

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola   and +Le Quoc   , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen   and +Fineao Fang   , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar   and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery   , #RectanglesAreSexy curated by my fabulous friend +Athena Carey   , the #DeneMilesIsFabulous theme, curated by my awesome muse, friend and supporter +dene' miles   and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPls #bwfineartlehandpickedPhoto: "Iona Jetty Viewing Platform 1" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

This is a 65 second exposure at the end of the Iona Jetty in the Strait of Georgia in Vancouver.

Iona Jetty is a 4km long breakwater, that stretches into the Strait of Georgia, in Vancouver. You can or bike on the jetty, which is pretty cool. I went out there again in the middle of June and cycled to the end of the jetty, as walking a total of 8kms with a backpack full of heavy photographic gear is not a lot of fun!!

There are so many great photographic opportunities out there, including this awesome viewing platform, looking out towards the Coast Mountains. The sun and clouds were in perfect harmony that day and this composition jumped out at me as I was standing on the platform. I set the tripod to the lowest height setting, with the horizon just above the railings, for separation. The contrasts were awesome and the sun cast the shadows that I was after too.

I used a 10 stop ND filter, and stacked a 3 stop hard grad ND filter, to get the right level of contrast in the the water, clouds and foreground.

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola  and +Le Quoc  , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile  and +Mark Esguerra  , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen  and +Fineao Fang  , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar  and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery  , #SquaresAreSassy curated by my geeat friend +Nathan Wirth  , my awesome muse, friend and supporter +dene' miles  and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: "Marshall's Beach" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

This is a 30 second exposure of Marshall's Beach in San Francisco, looking towards the very famous Golden Gate Bridge.

I was in San Francisco for a conference in early May and had the opportunity to spend another wonderful evening with my good friends, +Nathan Wirth  , +Steve-Maxx landeros  , +Ivan Makarov  , +Joe Azure  and my new friends +Jim Patterson  and +kendra karr  . Thank you again to you all for being such wonderful hosts and company, I can't begin to tell you all how much I appreciated it. I'm really hoping to get back to San Fran towards the end of August this year, so fingers crossed. OMG, how I miss that place!!!

This was the first time I was able to get down to Marshall's Beach without monster waves trying to sweep me away. :-) There wasn't a cloud in the sky, but that didn't stop me from getting creative with my graduated filters to work the tonal angles.

The techie Stuff:

ISO: 200
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure: 30 seconds
Focal Length: 16mm
Filters: Hitech Pro 10 stop ND filter, Lee 3 stop soft grad ND filter

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola   and +Le Quoc   , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile   and +Mark Esguerra   , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen   and +Fineao Fang   , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar   and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery   , #SquaresAreSassy curated by my dear friend, +Nathan Wirth...sorry +Athena Carey , but they really are :-) , my awesome muse, friend and supporter +dene' miles   and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: "Jazz Trio" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

Now in my 500px stream too: http://500px.com/photo/20607361

This is a 70 second exposure of the famous sea stacks on Rodeo Beach in Sausalito, California.

I spent a fantastic, really early morning fog hunting with +Joe Azure in the first half of May. Joe was thee most kind and gracious host and photography guide and is now a lifelong friend. Thanks again Joe, you are such a great guy and I look forward to catching up again soon. I also got to meet +Toby Harriman and +Brian Bach Sørensen that morning , which was really cool.

I used a 10 stop ND filter, and stacked a 3 stop and 1 stop soft grad ND filter and the fog was perfect that morning for creating the right tones around the sea stacks. I have a feeling this is quite a unique take on this well known scene.

I promised +Steve-Maxx landeros and +Nathan Wirth that I would process and share this image first. The name for this image was kindly supplied by Nathan...thanks my friend.

I had such a great week in San Fran and can't wait go back and see all my old and new friends; +Nathan Wirth , +Steve-Maxx landeros , +Albert Tam , +Alan Chan , +Ivan Makarov , +Joe Azure , +Jim Patterson , +kendra karr , +Javier Acosta , +Stefan Bäurle . You folks were such great company and it was awesome to spend time with you all and get to know you better.

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +Fineao Fang , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery , #RectanglesAreSexy curated by the spectacular +Athena Carey , my awesome friend, muse and supporter +dene' miles and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: "Transamerica Pyramid".Photo: "Stars and Stripes" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

Please view it LARGE on my website: http://tinyurl.com/apke5mr

This is an image of the 101 California building, in the heart of the Financial District in San Francisco, California.

To me, this building is very symbolic of the financial might and the pursuit of the Capitalist dream, so engrained in the psyche of the Western world. No soap box involved in that statement, merely an observation :-)

For some of you that don't know, architecture photography is my other passion. I have amazing artists like +Joel Tjintjelaar , +kevin kwok , +Julia Anna Gospodarou , +Giles McGarry  and +Klaus-Peter Kubik to thank for that, as their work continues to inspire me and blow my mind.

The techie stuff:

Sony A850 D-SLR
Zeiss 24-70mm Lens
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/14
Exposure: 25 seconds
Focal Length: 45mm
Filters: Hitech Pro 10 stop ND filter

This is also my contribution to the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen   and +FineArtPls  , the #BWFineArt theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar  and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery  , the #minimalmonday theme  curated by +Olivier Du Tré  , the #monochromemonday theme by +Manuel Votta , +Charles Lupica , +Khun Hans and +Jerry Johnson  , the #ArchtiecturalVisions theme curated by the lovely +Julia Anna Gospodarou  and +Joel Tjintjelaar  , the #architexturetuesday theme hosted by +Rajeev Ranjan  , #SquaresAreSassy curated by my dear friend, +Nathan Wirth  , the #glassworldtuesday theme curated by +Jana Smith  and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArt #FineArtPls #architexturetuesday #ArchitecturalVisions

© Grant Murray Photography CopyrightPhoto: "101 California" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

This is a 30 second exposure of 101 California Street, the home of US Bank, in San Francisco, California.

The clouds finally arrived for a brief time in the early evening during the week I was there. I ventured out after my conference and had such a great photographic session. The light was awesome and the sun was in the perfect position to create the stripes on the left wall and "flower opening" effect on the 101 California building. I love San Fran and can't wait to go back and see all my friends again.

For some of you that don't know, architecture photography is my other passion. I have amazing artists like +Joel Tjintjelaar , +kevin kwok and +Klaus-Peter Kubik to thank for that, as their work continues to inspire me and blow my mind. I am dedicating this image to +Nathan Wirth , as he has been such a great mentor and supporter of my photography...thanks so much, my dear friend.

This is my submission to the first ever Plus One Magazine, which is the brainchild of the amazing +Ivan Makarov keeps coming up with awesome ideas for the G+ photography community...thanks so much Bud, keep 'em coming!!

This is also my contribution to the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +FineArtPls , the #BWFineArt theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery , the #ArchtiecturalVisions theme curated by the lovely +Julia Anna Gospodarou and +Joel Tjintjelaar , the #architexturetuesday theme hosted by +Ranjan Saraswati , #RectanglesAreSexy curated by my dear friend, +Athena Carey , and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArt #FineArtPls #architexturetuesday #ArchitecturalVisions #plusoneissue1

© Grant Murray Photography CopyrightPhoto: "Train Tracks" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

This is a 25 second exposure of the fantastic 444 Market Street building in San Francisco, California.

The clouds finally arrived for a brief time in the early evening during the week I was there. I ventured out after my conference and had such a great photographic session. The light was awesome and the sun was in the perfect position to create the "train tracks" on the part of the 444 Market Street building. I love San Fran and can't wait to go back and see all my friends again.

For some of you that don't know, architecture photography is my other passion. I have amazing artists like +Joel Tjintjelaar  , +kevin kwok  and +Klaus-Peter Kubik  to thank for that, as their work continues to inspire me and blow my mind. I am also dedicating this image to +Nathan Wirth  , as he is totally awesome and I know how much he loves this building. :-)

Techie stuff:

ISO: 100
Aperture: f/16
Exposure: 25 seconds
Focal Length: 45mm
Filters: Hitech Pro 10 stop ND filter

This is also my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola  and +Le Quoc   , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen  and +FineArtPls  , the #BWFineArt theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar  and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery  , the #ArchtiecturalVisions theme curated by the lovely +Julia Anna Gospodarou  and +Joel Tjintjelaar  , the #architexturetuesday theme hosted by +Ranjan Saraswati  , #SquaresAreSassy curated by my dear friend, +Nathan Wirth  , and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArt #FineArtPls #architexturetuesday #ArchitecturalVisions #BWFineArtLEPhoto: "Financial District" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

Please view it LARGE on my website: http://tinyurl.com/9rjz8h3

This is an image of a part of the financial district, in San Francisco, California.

I ventured out after my conference and had such a great photographic session. There were no clouds that evening, but the angle of the sun was perfect for creating graduated tones in the sky and on the buildings. I am pretty darn proud of this image and really feel I am really progressing as an artist.

For some of you that don't know, architecture photography is my other passion. I have amazing artists like +Joel Tjintjelaar  , +kevin kwok , +Julia Anna Gospodarou , +Giles McGarry  and +Klaus-Peter Kubik  to thank for that, as their work continues to inspire me and blow my mind. I am dedicating this image to +Julia Anna Gospodarou  , as her architectural work is amazing and very inspirational.

This is also my contribution to the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen  and +FineArtPls  , the #BWFineArt theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar  and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery  , the #ArchtiecturalVisions theme curated by the lovely +Julia Anna Gospodarou  and +Joel Tjintjelaar  , the #architexturetuesday theme hosted by +Ranjan Saraswati  , #RectanglesAreSexy curated by my dear friend, +Athena Carey  , and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArt #FineArtPls #architexturetuesday #ArchitecturalVisions

© Grant Murray Photography CopyrightPhoto: "Rat Rock Island" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

This is a 150 second exposure of Rat Rock Island in the China Camp State Park, Marin County, California.

I was in San Francisco for a conference in early May and had the opportunity to spend a wonderful Sunday evening with my good friends, +Nathan Wirth  , +Steve-Maxx landeros  and +Stefan Bäurle . This was my first visit to this magical state park and it was a real treat. I managed to capture the only cloud of the evening there in this image. Thanks so much guys, I loved hanging out with you and getting to know you even better.

I used a 10 stop ND filter, and stacked a 3 stop and 1 stop soft grad ND filter to get the right tonal balance.

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola  and +Le Quoc  , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile  and +Mark Esguerra  , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen  and +Fineao Fang  , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar  and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery  , #SquaresAreSassy curated by my dear friend, +Nathan Wirth  , my awesome muse, friend and supporter +dene' miles  and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: "Sutro Stacks" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

This is a 105 second exposure of the famous Sutro Sea Stacks in San Francisco, California.

I was in San Francisco for a conference in early May and had the opportunity to spend a wonderful evening with my good friends, +Nathan Wirth   , +Steve-Maxx landeros  , +Ivan Makarov  and +Albert Tam   . As the conditions weren't ideal for long exposure (read as zero clouds), way more time was spent that evening at the Cliff House restaurant chatting, which is really what these meet-ups are all about. I got to know these guys even better and it was awesome to get their perspective on photography, life and the universe. Thanks for sparing the time guys, I had such a great time.

Sutro is a magical place and understandably has been photographed so many times from every possible angle and under all weather and tidal conditions. Therefore, creating something unique is no easy task. I haven't seen this composition before, so hopefully it is a little different to the usual fare :-)

As +Olivier Du Tré knows, this is about as minimal as my photography gets. The lack of clouds really forced me to think even harder about how to make best use of the tones and composition to deliver something powerful, yet minimal...hopefully you like the results as much as I do :-)

The techie Stuff:

ISO: 100
Aperture: f/8
Exposure: 105 seconds
Focal Length: 35mm
Filters: Hitech Pro 10 stop ND filter, Lee 3and 2 stop soft grad ND filter

This is my contribution to the #MinimalMonday theme, kindly curated by +Olivier Du Tré  , the #MonochromeMonday theme, kindly curated by +Charles Lupica  , +Bill Wood  , +Jerry Johnson  and +Hans Berendsen  , the #MoodyMonday theme curated by +Philip Daly  , the #landscapephotography theme run by +Bill Wood , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen  and +FineArtPls  , the #BWFineArt theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar  and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery  , #SquaresAreSassy curated by my dear friend, +Nathan Wirth  , my awesome muse, friend, inspiration and supporter +dene' miles  and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArt #FineArtPls #MinimalMonday #moodymonday #monochromemonday #landscapephotographyPhoto: "Vaillancourt Fountain" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

This is a 30 second exposure of the infamous Vaillancourt Fountain on the Embarcadero in San Francisco, California.

I was in San Francisco for a conference in early May and had the opportunity to spend a wonderful day with my good friends, +Nathan Wirth   and +Steve-Maxx landeros . This fountain is the source of much derision and debate. On the whole it is pretty damn ugly, but when isolated from certain angles, with the right light, it has a certain undeniable beauty. The water isn't running very often either, so I got lucky on the day I met up with the guys.

Techie stuff:

ISO: 100
Aperture: f/9
Exposure: 30 seconds
Focal Length: 55mm
Filters: Hitech Pro 10 stop ND filter

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola   and +Le Quoc   , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile   and +Mark Esguerra   , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen   and +Fineao Fang   , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar   and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery   , #SquaresAreSassy curated by my dear friend, +Nathan Wirth   , my awesome muse, great friend and supporter +dene' miles   and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: "Two" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

I recently got back from an incredible trip to San Fran for the +A Slice of Time - SF Bay Photowalk 2013. This was the brainchild of my dear friend +Nathan Wirth and was so much fun and a huge success. I have a looooot of processing to do, but it might be a while until I'm able to get to it, due to new baby duties :-)

In the mean time, this is an 80 second exposure of old pilings in the Strait of Georgia in Vancouver.

I used a 10 and a 3 stop ND filter, and stacked a 3 stop hard grad ND filter, to get the right level of contrast in the the clouds, water and around the piling.

This is the fourth image in my new series of numbered pilings.

The clouds and light were perfect that day and created a layer of light around the pilings at high tide.

The techie stuff:

ISO: 100
Aperture: f/11
Exposure: 80 seconds
Focal Length: 60mm
Filters: Hitech Pro 10 stop ND filter, Lee 3 stop and 2 stop hard grad ND filter

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +Fineao Fang , the #landscapephotography theme run by +Bill Wood , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery , #SquaresAreSassy curated by my dear friend +Nathan Wirth , the #DeneMilesIsFabulous theme curated by my wonderful friend, muse and supporter +dene' miles , the #stormyfriday theme curated by +Reinhard Latzke , the #pacificnwfriday theme curated by +Bob Harbison , an early entry for the #minimalmonday theme curated by my good friend +Olivier Du Tré and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPls #DeneMilesIsFabulousPhoto: "Four and a Half" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

Please view it LARGE on my website: http://tinyurl.com/chuy78z

This is a 78 second exposure of old pilings in the Strait of Georgia in Vancouver.

I used a 10 and a 3 stop ND filter, and stacked a 3 stop soft grad ND filter, to get the right level of contrast in the the clouds, water and around the piling.

This is the third image in my new series of numbered pilings.

The clouds and light were perfect that day and created a layer of light around the pilings at high tide.

The techie stuff:

ISO: 100
Aperture: f/11
Exposure: 78 seconds
Focal Length: 35mm
Filters: Hitech Pro 10 stop ND filter, Lee 3 stop hard and 3 stop soft grad ND filter

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola  and +Le Quoc   , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile   and +Mark Esguerra   , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen   and +Fineao Fang   , the the #landscapephotography theme run by +Bill Wood  , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar   and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery  , #SquaresAreSassy curated by my dear friend +Nathan Wirth  , the #DeneMilesIsFabulous theme curated by my wonderful friend, muse and supporter +dene' miles  and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPls #DeneMilesIsFabulousPhoto: "Enveloped". 

The returning high tide surrounds the reeds near Iona Beach in Vancouver, British ColumbiaPhoto: "One" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

This is a 58 second exposure of an old piling in the Strait of Georgia in Vancouver.

I used a 10 and a 3 stop ND filter, and stacked a 3 stop soft grad ND filter, to get the right level of contrast in the the clouds, water and around the piling.

This is the second image in my new series of numbered pilings.

The clouds and light were perfect that day and created a layer of light around the pilings around high tide.

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola  and +Le Quoc  , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile  and +Mark Esguerra  , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen  and +Fineao Fang  , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar  and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery  , #SquaresAreSassy curated by my great friend +Nathan Wirth  , my wonderful friend, muse and supporter +dene' miles  and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: "Ten" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

Please view LARGE here: http://tinyurl.com/c838no8

This is a 95 second exposure of old pilings in the Strait of Georgia in Vancouver.

I used a 10 and a 3 stop ND filter, and stacked a 3 stop soft grad ND filter, to get the right level of contrast in the the water, around the pilings.

This is the first image in my new series of numbered pilings.

The clouds and light were perfect that day and created a layer of light around the pilings around high tide.

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +Fineao Fang , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery , #RectanglesAreSexy curated by the spectacular +Athena Carey , my awesome muse and supporter +dene' miles and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: "Light the Way Home" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

Sorry for my lack of presence on G+ lately, but I have a great excuse...my daughter was born 11 days ago and that has been my focus, no pun intended :-) The sleep deprivation experiment has been waaaaay more successful than I ever thought possible, but she is totally worth it!!

This is a 50 second exposure of the landing lights on a pier at the end of runway 08L, which extends out onto the tidal flats of the Fraser River delta front in the Strait of Georgia in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The winds that day hit over 80km/h and I had to plant the tripod deeeeeep in the mud flats to get a long exposure without camera shake. Gitzo tripods and Really Right Stuff ballheads and L-Plates are an amazing combination, as I hope this image proves.

The techie Stuff:

ISO: 100
Aperture: f/13
Exposure: 50 seconds
Focal Length: 70mm
Filters: Hitech Pro 10 stop ND filter, Lee 3 and 2 stop hard grad ND filter

This is my contribution to the #MinimalMonday theme, kindly curated by +Olivier Du Tré , the #MonochromeMonday theme, kindly curated by +Charles Lupica , +Bill Wood , +Jerry Johnson and +Hans Berendsen , the #MoodyMonday theme curated by +Philip Daly , the #landscapephotography theme run by +Bill Wood , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +FineArtPls , the #seatuesday theme run by the fabulous +Julia Anna Gospodarou , the #BWFineArt theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery , #SquaresAreSassy curated by my dear friend, +Nathan Wirth , my awesome muse, friend, inspiration and supporter +dene' miles and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArt #FineArtPls #MinimalMonday #moodymonday #monochromemonday #landscapephotography #seatuesday  Photo: "In Solitude 2" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

A lone branch breaks the surface at Iona Beach in Vancouver, British Columbia.

As this is a special edition of the #MinimalMonday theme, I had to throw my hat in the ring. Thanks +Andrey Belkov for taking part!!

I spent a fun day out at Iona Beach in February with +Gavin Dunbar...thanks again for the company Gav!!

I used a 10 stop ND filter, plus a 3 stop hard grad ND filter to get the effect I was after.

This is my most minimal image to date and am pretty happy with how it came out!!

This really is as minimal as my photography gets for me...hopefully you like the result as much as I do :-)

The techie Stuff:

ISO: 125
Aperture: f/8
Exposure: 105 seconds
Focal Length: 30mm
Filters: Hitech Pro 10 stop ND filter, Lee 3 stop hard grad ND filter

This is my contribution to the #MinimalMonday theme, kindly curated by +Olivier Du Tré  and +Andrey Belkov  , the #MonochromeMonday theme, kindly curated by +Charles Lupica   , +Bill Wood   , +Jerry Johnson   and +Hans Berendsen   , the #MoodyMonday theme curated by +Philip Daly   , the #landscapephotography theme run by +Bill Wood  , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen   and +FineArtPls  , the #BWFineArt theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar   and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery   , #SquaresAreSassy curated by my dear friend, +Nathan Wirth   , my awesome muse, friend, inspiration and supporter +dene' miles   and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArt #FineArtPls #MinimalMonday #moodymonday #monochromemonday #landscapephotographyPhoto: "Reptilian" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

Please view LARGE here: http://tinyurl.com/7bm9bj7

This is a 75 second exposure of Iona Jetty in the Strait of Georgia in Vancouver.

This was a really fun day spent with +Gavin Dunbar in early February this year.

I used a 10 stop ND filter, and stacked a 3 stop and 2 stop hard grad ND filter, to get the right level of contrast in the the water and clouds.

The clouds and light were perfect that day...these are the kind of conditions that make freezing your ass off totally worth it.

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +Fineao Fang , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery , #RectanglesAreSexy curated by the spectacular +Athena Carey , my awesome muse, friend and supporter +dene' miles and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: "In Solitude" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

A lone branch breaks the surface at Iona Beach in Vancouver, British Columbia.

I spent a fun day out at Iona Beach in February with +Gavin Dunbar...thanks again for the company Gav!!

I used a 10 stop ND filter, plus a 3 stop hard grad ND filter to get the effect I was after.

This is probably my most minimal image to date and am pretty happy with how it came out!!

Check out the larger version of this image on my website: http://tinyurl.com/cz9dlna

This is my contribution to the #MinimalMonday theme, kindly curated by +Olivier Du Tré , the #MonochromeMonday theme, kindly curated by +Charles Lupica , +Bill Wood , +Jerry Johnson and +Hans Berendsen , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +FineArtPls , the #BWFineArt theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery , #SquaresAreSassy curated by my dear friend, +Nathan Wirth , my awesome muse, friend, inspiration and supporter +dene' miles and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArt #FineArtPls #MinimalMondayPhoto: "Cascade" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

This is an image of the Royal Bank of Canada building in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.

For some of you that don't know, architecture photography is my other passion. I have amazing artists like +Joel Tjintjelaar , +kevin kwok and +Klaus-Peter Kubik to thank for that, as their work continues to inspire me and blow my mind.

Check out the larger version of this image on my website: http://tinyurl.com/7jkqe4x

This is my contribution to the #MinimalMonday theme, kindly curated by +Olivier Du Tré , the #MonochromeMonday theme, kindly curated by +Charles Lupica , +Bill Wood , +Jerry Johnson and +Hans Berendsen , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +FineArtPls , the #BWFineArt theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery , the #ArchtiecturalVisions theme curated by the lovely +Julia Anna Gospodarou and +Joel Tjintjelaar , the #architexturetuesday theme hosted by +Ranjan Saraswati , #SquaresAreSassy curated by my dear friend, +Nathan Wirth , and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArt #FineArtPls #MinimalMonday #architexturetuesday #ArchitecturalVisions #bwfineartlehandpicked #photoplusextractPhoto: "Alignment" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

Now also on 500px: http://500px.com/photo/5824671

This is an 30 second exposure of the old ferry docks at Porteau Cove in Howe Sound, British Columbia.

I spent a grand day out in February with +Gavin Dunbar , showing him around the place I love so much. It was a lot of fun and so interesting to spend time with another long exposure photographer and get their view of the world...thanks again Gav!!

I used a 10 stop ND filter, plus a 3 stop hard grad ND filter to get the effect I was after.

Check out the larger version of this image on my website: http://tinyurl.com/747yw6p

The clouds finally played ball and gave me the balance that I was after. The exposure couldn't be any longer than 30 seconds, as the ferry docks are prone to movement. This ended up being thee only image where the docks remained still :-) Patience, after all is a key element for long exposure photography.

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +Fineao Fang , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery , #InMotionThursday curated by +Scott Thomas , #SquaresAreSassy curated by the legendary +Nathan Wirth , my awesome muse and supporter +dene' miles and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: Something in the WayPhoto: "Ambleside Pier" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

Ambleside Pier at sunset in West Vancouver, British Columbia

This is an 95 second exposure of Ambleside Pier in West Vancouver, British Columbia.

The conditions were perfect for LE photography on that cold evening at the end of January...what a lucky boy I was :-)

Techie stuff:

ISO: 200
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure: 95 seconds
Focal Length: 70mm
Filters: Hitech Pro 10 stop ND filter, Lee 3 stop hard grad ND filter


This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola  and +Le Quoc  , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile  and +Mark Esguerra  , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen  and +FineArtPls  , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar  and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery  , #InMotionThursday curated by +Scott Thomas  , #SquaresAreSassy curated by my good friend, +Nathan Wirth , a huge shout out to my amazing friend, muse and awesome supporter +dene' miles  and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: "Ribbons" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

Now on 500px: http://500px.com/photo/7084904

This is a 105 second exposure of the Gulf Islands, viewed from Pacific Spirit Park, in Vancouver.

I used a 10 stop ND filter, and stacked a 3 stop and 2 stop hard grad ND filter, to get the right level of contrast in the clouds and the water.

Check out the larger version of this image on my website: http://tinyurl.com/ckyzkn8

The clouds were moving left to right and almost looked like they were woven together. I think the use of long exposure here really helped to accentuate them.

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +Fineao Fang , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery , #InMotionThursday curated by +Scott Thomas , #SquaresAreSassy curated by the legendary +Nathan Wirth , my awesome muse and supporter +dene' miles and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: Now featured on PhotoExtract: http://www.photoextract.com/plus-extract/2012/2/15

"Recede" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

PLEASE VIEW LARGE!!

This is a 135 second exposure, shot at Wreck Beach in Vancouver, British Columbia. On the horizon is the North Arm Breakwater.

I used a 10 stop ND filter, plus a 3 stop hard grad ND filter to get the effect I was after.

Check out the larger version of this image on my website: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com/Photography/Waterscapes/13908691_bzzJkH#!i=1682078464&k=JZ8nGT2&lb=1&s=A

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme (in advance), kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc , #BWLandscapeWednesday curated by +Francesco Gallarotti , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +FineArtPls , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery , #SquaresAreSassy curated by the legendary +Nathan Wirth and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPls #BWLandscapeWednesdayPhoto: "Accumulation" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

This is my contribution to the #MountainMonday theme, kindly curated by +Michael Russell , the #MonochromeMonday theme, kindly curated by +Siddharth Pandit and +Mark Metternich , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +FineArtPls , the #BWFineArt theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery , #RectanglesAreSexy curated by the spectacular +Athena Carey and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by +Jarek Klimek 

This is an image of cumulus clouds building up over the snowy North Shore Mountains, viewed from Brockton Point in Vancouver, British Columbia

It's my 2nd mountain image in a new series...so stay tuned!!

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArt #FineArtPlsPhoto: "Altar of the Sun Gods" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

I am dedicating this image to my good friend +dene' miles, in thanks for her amazing support and for accompanying me on my photographic journey of discovery (in spirit)...you rock girlfriend :-)

This is an 167 second exposure of a small spit of land in the Strait of Georgia in West Vancouver, British Columbia.

I used a 10 stop ND filter, plus a 3 stop hard grad ND filter to get the effect I was after.

Check out the larger version of this image on my website: http://is.gd/pQj84h

It was raining really hard that day and I learned the art of balancing an umbrella on my tripod and under my chin, whilst changing filters, etc. I got wet, but the camera stayed dry, which is the right result :-) This is probably my favorite image from 2012 so far...I'm loving the photographic journey!!

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +Fineao Fang , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery , #InMotionThursday curated by +Scott Thomas , #SquaresAreSassy curated by the legendary +Nathan Wirth and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: PLEASE VIEW LARGE!!!

"The Gathering" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

This is an 105 second exposure of Ambleside Pier in West Vancouver, British Columbia.

There is NO magic involved with the cargo ships staying dead still for all that time. They are anchored in Burrard Inlet and the sea was calm. I can assure you of this, as I am NOT that good with Photoshop :-)

I used a 10 stop ND filter, plus a 2 stop hard grad ND filter to separate the sea and sky, tonally speaking.

I was lucky enough to spend a whole day chatting to and shooting with the wonderful and exceptionally talented long exposure photographer, +Maria Strömvik , in my home town of Vancouver a few weeks ago. The conditions were great as was the company. I highly recommend checking out Maria's amazing images.

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +FineArtPls , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery , #InMotionThursday curated by +Scott Thomas , #RectanglesAreSexy curated by the spectacular +Athena Carey and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: "Minstrel's Gallery". 

A viewing area on the Porteau cove Pier, Howe Sound Fjord, British ColumbiaPhoto: "Anvil Island" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

This is a 79 second exposure of Anvil Island, taken from the Porteau Cover Pier in British Columbia. Howe Sound happens to be the southern most fjord in North America. See, you're never to old to learn something new :-)

This was a really fun day spent with +Maria Strömvik in December last year. Thanks for hanging out Maria...hopefully we can do that again soon :-)

I used a 10 stop ND filter and a 3 stop hard grad ND filter.

The clouds and light were superb for LE photography that day.

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola  and +Le Quoc  , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile  and +Mark Esguerra  , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen  and +Fineao Fang  , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar  and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery  , #SquaresAreSassy curated by my dear freind, +Nathan Wirth , my awesome muse, friend and supporter +dene' miles  and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: Now featured on PhotoExtract: http://www.photoextract.com/plus-extract/2012/2/2

"Shards" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

This is an 90 second exposure of a washed-up tree stump on Ambleside Beach in West Vancouver, British Columbia. The storm from a few days earlier was kind enough to deposit it in the perfect spot :-)

I used a 10 stop ND filter, plus a 2 stop hard grad ND filter to get the effect I was after.

Check out the larger version of this image on my website: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com/Photography/Waterscapes/13908691_bzzJkH#!i=1664753753&k=2htdf3w&lb=1&s=X2

I was lucky enough to spend a whole day chatting to and shooting with the wonderful and exceptionally talented long exposure photographer, +Maria Strömvik , in my home town of Vancouver before Christmas 2011. The conditions were great as was the company. I highly recommend checking out Maria's amazing images.

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +Fineao Fang , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery , #InMotionThursday curated by +Scott Thomas , #SquaresAreSassy curated by the legendary +Nathan Wirth and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by +Jarek Klimek

This image now qualifies for the +Long Exposure Fine Art Photography Gallery 100+ , curated by the awesome Mr. +Kees Smans :-)

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: "Silent Sentinels" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

This is a 120 second exposure, shot from the lookout point at Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver, British Columbia.

I used a 10 stop ND filter, plus a 3 stop hard grad ND filter to separate the sea and sky, tonally speaking.

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +FineArtPls , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery , #InMotionThursday curated by +Scott Thomas #RectanglesAreSexy curated by the spectacular +Athena Carey and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by +Jarek Klimek

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: PLEASE VIEW LARGE!!

This is my contribution to the #MountainMonday theme, kindly curated by +Michael Russell , the #MonochromeMonday theme, kindly curated by +Siddharth Pandit and +Mark Metternich , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +FineArtPls , the #BWFineArt theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery , #MistyMonday curated by +Martin Rak , #RectanglesAreSexy curated by the spectacular +Athena Carey and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by +Jarek Klimek 

This is an image of Wedge Mountain, with the clouds drifting over it in Garibaldi Provincial Park, near Whistler, British Columbia

It's my 1st mountain image in a new series...so stay tuned!!

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArt #FineArtPlsPhoto: "Curvaceous 2" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

Now featured on Plus Extract: http://www.photoextract.com/plus-extract/2012/11/15

Please view it LARGE on my website: http://tinyurl.com/aszcppn

This is a 186 second exposure of Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver at dusk.

I used a 10 stop ND filter, plus a 3 stop hard graduated ND filter to achieve the smoky sky and milky water.

Vancouver is such a special place and is so awesome for long exposure seascapes. The clouds and light were perfect that day, which makes it all worth while :-)

The techie stuff:

ISO: 100
Aperture: f/10
Exposure: 186 seconds
Focal Length: 24mm
Filters: Hitech Pro 10 stop ND filter, Lee 3 stop hard grad ND filter

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc  , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile  and +Mark Esguerra  , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen  and +Fineao Fang  , the the #landscapephotography theme run by +Bill Wood , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar  and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery  , #RectanglesAreSexy curated by the one and only +Athena Carey  , the #DeneMilesIsFabulous theme curated by my wonderful friend, muse and supporter +dene' miles and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPls #DeneMilesIsFabulousPhoto: Hi G+ gang. Here is my contribution to
... #SkySunday ... hosted by +Simone Linke & +Matt Soave 
... #SacredSunday ... hosted by +Charles Lupica & +Sumit Sen 
... #SacredArtSunday ... hosted by +Charles Lupica 
... #FineArtPls ... hosted by +Marina Chen 
... #BWFineArtLE ... hosted by +Joel Tjintjelaar & +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery 
... #SquareSunday ... hosted by +Matt Soave 

That's quite a list!!

This is a 180 second (3 minute) exposure of Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver at dusk.

I used a 10 stop ND filter, plus a 3 stop hard graduated ND filter to achieve the smoky sky and milky water.

Please let me know what you think. Have a great Sunday.

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: "Channeled" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

Now featured on PlusExtract: http://www.photoextract.com/plus-extract/2012/1/5

This is an 85 second exposure, shot from the rocks at Tonquin Beach in Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

I used a 10 stop ND filter, plus a 2 stop soft grad ND filter to separate the sea and sky, tonally speaking.

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +FineArtPls , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery , #InMotionThursday curated by +Scott Thomas , #SquaresAreSassy curated by the man himself +Nathan Wirth and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: "The Milky Way" - Please view large!!

This is my addition to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc, the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile, the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and for #BWFineArtLE, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar 

This image was created from the cliff tops at Florencia Bay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. I used a 10 stop ND filter with an f/14 aperture to get a 68 second exposure. I felt a 2:1 crop worked best for this scene.

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: "Transition" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

Please view it LARGE on my website:http://tinyurl.com/8o82efu

This is a 165 second exposure of of the horizon at Long Beach in Tofino on Vancouver Island.

I used a 10 and a 3 stop ND filter, and stacked a 3 stop hard grad ND filter, to get the right level of contrast in the clouds and water.

Tofino is such a special place and is so awesome for long exposure seascapes. The clouds and light were perfect that day and I am like a cat on a hot tim roof waiting for the them to return to Vancouver. We have had such an amazing summer, but there has hardly been a cloud in the sky for the last 3 months. That's great for the tourists, but sucks for LE photography...ho hum, you can't win 'em all :-) I love the way nature creates illusions. Clouds on or near the horizon often looks static, whilst the higher clouds move quite considerably.

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola   and +Le Quoc   , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile   and +Mark Esguerra   , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen   and +Fineao Fang   , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar   and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery   , #SquaresAreSassy curated by my great friend +Nathan Wirth   , the #DeneMilesIsFabulous theme curated by my wonderful friend, muse and supporter +dene' miles   and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPls #DeneMilesIsFabulousPhoto: This is my addition to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc , and the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile.

This is the 6th image from my Vancouver Island trip. It was created on a cold, drizzly and blustery afternoon on the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet, on Vancouver Island. The trail name lived up to the conditions!!

This is also an offering to +Joel Tjintjelaar' #BWFineArtLE page.
All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArtLEPhoto: Long Beach 1Photo: This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and +FineArtPls , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery , #InMotionThursday curated by +Scott Thomas, #RectanglesAreSexy curated by the spectacular +Athena Carey and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by +Jarek Klimek 

This was a 106 second exposure, shot on Long Beach in Tofino, Vancouver Island.

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: Hi G+ gang. Here is my contribution to
... #SkySunday ... hosted by +Simone Linke & +Matt Soave 
... #SacredSunday ... hosted by +Charles Lupica & +Sumit Sen 
... #SacredArtSunday ... hosted by +Charles Lupica 
... #FineArtPls ... hosted by +Marina Chen & +FineArtPls 
... #BWFineArtLE ... hosted by +Joel Tjintjelaar & +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery 
... #SquareSunday ... hosted by +Matt Soave 
... #ZenSunday and #SquaresAreSassy... hosted by +Nathan Wirth 

Now also in my 500px portfolio: http://500px.com/photo/3802938

This is a 141 second exposure of the sea mist rolling in at sunset in Tofino, Vancouver Island

Please let me know what you think. Have a great Sunday.

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: This is my addition to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc , and the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile.

This image is also on 500px, please check out the link here: http://500px.com/photo/3009729

Feel free to comment, "like" it or "fave" it if you feel it is deserving thereof.

This is the 4th image from my Vancouver Island trip. It was created on a dreamy, cloudy, windy evening on Long Beach in Tofino, on Vancouver Island. The conditions were absolutely perfect for creating long exposure art...no complaints.

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArtLEPhoto: This is my 3rd image from the trip to Vancouver Island. It is a place called Chesterman Beach in Tofino on Vancouver Island.

My entry for #MonochromeMonday, kindly curated by +Siddharth Pandit 

Check out the larger version my my website: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com/Landscapes/Waterscapes/13908691_bzzJkH#1558430328_PCHX3Dx-A-LB

Have a great week all.

#PhotoPlusExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #POTDPhoto: Now featured on PhotoExtract: http://www.photoextract.com/plus-extract/2011/11/27

Hi G+ gang. Here is my contribution to
... #SkySunday ... hosted by +Simone Linke & +Matt Soave 
... #SacredSunday ... hosted by +Charles Lupica & +Sumit Sen 
... #SacredArtSunday ... hosted by +Charles Lupica 
... #FineArtPls ... hosted by +Marina Chen & +FineArtPls 
... #BWFineArtLE ... hosted by +Joel Tjintjelaar & +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery 
... #SquareSunday ... hosted by +Matt Soave 

Phew, quite an effort to type all of that :-)

This is a 60 second (1 minute) exposure of the Ogden Point Breakwater in Victoris on Vancouver Island.

I used a 10 stop ND filter, plus a 2 stop hard graduated ND filter to achieve the smoky sky and milky water.

Please let me know what you think. Have a great Sunday.

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: This is my addition to #MonochromeMonday, kindly curated by +Siddharth Pandit 

This is the 5th image from my Vancouver Island series, created at the Ogden Point Breakwater in Victoria, Vancouver Island. This was created after my Michael Levin workshop, which was a game changing experience for me.

All feedback is good feedback :-)

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotographyPhoto: Here is my contribution to #LongExposureThursday , graciously curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc 

This is the 1st image from my new Vancouver Island series.

These images are inspired by Michael Levin. I attended his recent workshop, where he challenged me in our one-to-one portfolio review to take my photography to a new level. This feels like it's the start of good things to come.

I have a lot of new material from my trip, so stay tuned folks, I have a loooot of processing to do.

Check out the larger version on my website: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com/Landscapes/Waterscapes/13908691_bzzJkH#1552148299_3xgtngf-A-LB

Please let me know what you think...all feedback most welcome.

Warmest regards,

Grant

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #POTD #LongExposure #MonochromePhoto: This is my addition to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc, the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile, the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen and for #BWFineArtLE, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar 

This was shot at low tide along the Stanley Park seawall in Vancouver, British Columbia. I used a 10 stop ND filter, plus a 3 stop hard grad ND filter, @ f/22 to get a 60 second exposure.

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: "Out on a Ledge" - http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

This is probably my last post for 2012, so happy holidays everybody :-)

This was a 30 second exposure, shot from the Cliff House vantage point near Sutro Baths, shoulder to shoulder with my dear friend +Nathan Wirth in May last year...what a wonderful trip that was!!

The good news is that I will be back in San Fran in early January for the Photowalk and will be hanging out with all my favorite people again, like +Ivan Makarov , +Steve-Maxx landeros , +Stefan Bäurle , +Albert Tam and +Nathan Wirth and will get to meet other fab people for the first time, like +Athena Carey , +Brian Day and many others...fun times ahead :-)

The techie stuff:

ISO: 100
Aperture: f/16
Exposure: 30 seconds
Focal Length: 30mm
Filter: B+W 10 stop ND filter

This is my late contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola  and +Le Quoc  , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile  and +Mark Esguerra  , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen  and +Fineao Fang  , the #landscapephotography theme run by +Bill Wood   , the #stormyfriday theme curated by +Reinhard Latzke , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery   , #SquaresAreSassy curated by my dear friend +Nathan Wirth , the #DeneMilesIsFabulous theme curated by my wonderful friend, muse and supporter +dene' miles   and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPls #DeneMilesIsFabulousPhoto: This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola and +Le Quoc, the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile, the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen , the #BWFineArtLE theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the hard working +Jarek Klimek 

This was shot from the Cliff House vantage point near Sutro Baths, shoulder to shoulder with my dear friend +Nathan Wirth in May this year...what a wonderful trip that was!!

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.createwithlightphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #CreateWithLightPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPlsPhoto: Whytecliff Park 2Photo: Drake's Beach 3Photo: Four - http://www.grantmurrayphotography.comPhoto: Fitzgerald Marine Reserve 2Photo: Helmet RockPhoto: Seal Rock 3Photo: Steveston MooringPhoto: TronPhoto: Davenport Pier 3Photo: 666 Burrard 1Photo: Half Moon Bay 1Photo: "Lost Lake 3"Photo: Astoria Bridge 1Photo: Florencia Bay 1Photo: Vaillancourt Fountain 3Photo: Sony Alpha A850Photo: Aquatic Park Pier 2Photo: YieldPhoto: Shaw TowerPhoto: Iona Beach Jetty 4Photo: Iona Beach Jetty 5 - www.grantmurrayphotography.com

View LARGE here: http://www.grantmurrayphotography.com/Landscapes/i-963HZFM/A

This image was created early in February, out at Iona Beach near Vancouver Airport. This is the first time I used my new +Formatt-Hitech IRND filters and I'm really happy with the results. For a 5.5 minute exposure, the image was really clean and had almost no visible noise!! Thanks again +Rod Clark , you and the Hitech team rock!! I timed the tide to start ebbing out. The jetty I took this image on is about 5km long and is a favorite of Vancouverites to walk to the end and back. The weather Gods played nicely too. :-) I really love where I live!!

As an aside, I finally got to meet my Seattle BFF, +dene' miles and her main squeeze +Ben Babusis. It was so great to chat over a coffee. By the way, Dene' is even more spectacular in person!! Thanks for meeting up my fab friends, look forward to the next visit.

The techie stuff:

Sony A850 D-SLR
Zeiss 16-35mm Lens
ISO: 160
Aperture: f/8
Exposure: 330 seconds
Focal Length: 16mm
Filters: Formatt Hitech IRND 10 stop ND filter, Formatt Hitech IRND 6 stop ND filter and Lee 2 stop hard grad ND filter
Software: Photoshop CS6 and Google Silver Efex Pro 2

This is my contribution to the #LongExposureThursday theme, run by the awesome +Francesco Gola  and +Le Quoc  , the #ThirstyThursday theme, curated by the man +Giuseppe Basile  , the #FineArtPls theme run by +Marina Chen  the #landscapephotography theme run by by +Bill Wood  the #BWFineArtLE theme, the #RectanglesAreSexy theme, curated by the rockstar +Athena Carey, the #DeneMilesIsFabulous theme curated by my wonderful friend and spectacular human being +dene' miles and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by the awesome +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments are always welcome.

© Grant Murray Photography Copyright

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.grantmurrayphotography.comPhoto: Iona Beach Jetty 2Photo: Crescent Beach Pier 3Photo: Lighthouse Park Pilings 16 - www.grantmurrayphotography.com

View LARGE here: http://www.grantmurrayphotography.com/Landscapes/i-Skv2Q3g/A

For #minimalmonday , curated by +Olivier Du Tré  , #bwfineartle , curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar  and +Julia Anna Gospodarou , #rectanglesaresexy , curated by the fabulous +Athena Carey  and #photoextract , curated by +Jarek Klimek.

This image was created on a perfect day for long exposure photography in early January 2014, out at Point Roberts in Washington State. This is a fantastic spot, just across the Canadian/USA border and has a lot of opportunities for images, depending on tide times and light and cloud conditions.

The techie stuff:

Sony A850 D-SLR
Zeiss 16-35mm Lens
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/9
Exposure: 195 seconds
Focal Length: 26mm
Filters: Lee Big Stopper 10 stop ND filter, Lee 3 stop ND filter and Lee 3 stop hard grad ND filter
Software: Photoshop CS6 and Google Silver Efex Pro 2

All thoughts and comments are always welcome.

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View LARGE here: http://www.grantmurrayphotography.com/Architecture/i-pDQJZkF/A

Chicago sure has a whole lot of awesome architecture (BIG understatement). This image was created in an alleyway somewhere downtown. The weather was hot and humid, but the profuse sweating was totally worth it!!

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