Avalon Pier

This is the surf as it approaches Avalon Pier in Avalon New Jersey.  This current pier replaced an earlier pier that was wiped out in the great storm of March 1962.  The area is a favorite Summer vacation spot in Cape May County.  While I was there shooting this, no less than four wedding parties were waiting to have their formal shots taken by their respective photographers near the pier and one wedding ceremony was actually happening right on the sand up near the dunes.   

Camera: Nikon D7000

Lens: Nikon 28-70mm F2.8 AFS lens @ 28mm.

Settings: A single 20 second exposure @ F20 in manual exposure mode, ISO 100, center-weighted metering.  I utilized a B&W brand 10 stop neutral density filter on the lens to capture the motion in the waves as they came up to the shoreline.