I went to Sandgate, QLD one afternoon to meet up with some members from the camera club to get some coffee and take some photos. I had an idea in mind to take some long exposure shots using my Hoya ND400 9 stop filter to create some images with lots of motion blur. We stopped at this concrete pier where the seagulls were gathering, I took some normal shots of the seagulls flying and landing but then decided it would look more interesting as a long exposure. I set up my camera on the tripod with my 70-200mm lens attached, pre focused and checked my exposure before attaching the ND400 filter. The original settings were 1/30sec at F18 ISO 100 and with the filter attached I managed to create 1 minute exposures at F18 ISO 100 rendering the water silky smooth and blurring the gulls making them seem like ghosts. I used a Hahnel Giga T Pro wireless remote to accurately set the exposure time to 1 minute as my camera will only set up to 30 seconds before going into bulb mode.