Rangitoto awakens while everyone sleeps. The extreme long exposure adds a milky dimension to this early morning sunrise when the sea was calm between tides and the light captivating. These conditions, coupled with the long exposure, created a soft, dreamy feel to the image. Hence, the image named itself.

Auckland’s North Shore near Devonport, New Zealand
Canon EOS 6D, Canon 17–40mm F/4, 301, f/5.6, ISO 250, Lee Big Stopper and Lee 0.9 Hard Grad filters, Really Right Stuff tripod

by Susan Blick