Beginning every spring and stretching into early summer, algal forms takeover the reef on the beach at Laomei in the northern Taiwan district of Shimen. The reefs of various shapes were formed by wave-cut volcanic lava through the years and at low tide, the green algae that covers the reef can be seen. For photographers, it’s a place that cries out for long exposures, to emphasize the soft motion of the water over the reef. I posted one of these images last week and requests immediately came in for more, so here are a few other views. The photographs were all taken in the rain, with my camera securely attached to a tripod. A 10 stop neutral density filter allowed me to make these coastal landscape photographs in the middle of the day, a time that traditionally is not utilized for scenic photography. Processing was done with a combination of Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS6 and Nik Color Efex Pro 4.