It was a beautiful evening, so my wife (Cindy), our two dogs (Penny and Wally) and I drove to Alki Beach in West Seattle. I brought along my micro 4/3rd camera and a couple of small lenses. While Cindy walked Penny and Wally, I set up my tripod and took some long exposure shots of the skyline. The image you see here is a composite of two separate exposures. I exposed the city buildings for 3.2 seconds at f/8 and the water for 4 minutes at f/8. In Photoshop, I applied an additional horizontal motion blur filter to the water to spread our the colored reflections and give it an even smoother appearance. I then combined the two exposures. Blending the two images wasn’t difficult as the junction between the city and waterline is almost perfectly horizontal. I was hoping to give the somewhat lack-luster scene a bit of “punch” and an artistic touch. I hope you enjoy it.