The area surrounding Juneau, Alaska has many small islands that have many unique features. Coghlan island is a short paddle from the mainland and is an amazing location for camping and exploring. We went out in early spring and had a gorgeous sunset to photograph. The thin layer of clouds on the horizon streak into the setting sun.
One of my favorite features on Coghlan Island is the small island looking thing on the shore. It’s covered in trees and stands out strongly against the surrounding rocks. The island itself was named in 1885 by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey for United States Navy officer Joseph Coghlan. He commanded the USS Adams during its survey of southeastern Alaska from 1883 to 1884.
The incoming tide was slowly encroaching on the mussels in the tidal zone. As a result, I used a 10-stop ND filter to get a unique view of the water as it slowly covered the exposed mollusks. Learning to properly expose a long exposure image takes some practice. There’s nothing worse than waiting 10 minutes for an exposure to find out you blew the sky out. I’ve found that a graduated ND filter can really help with that issue.