Yaser Sulaiman

Title: Backslash

About the Photo:

“Of course the need to use pairs of existing symbols to represent a symbol not in the set is long past. So the backslash became that most useful of characters — one nobody had used or preempted, just waiting there for a new use.” – Bob Bemer

A minimalist black-and-white long-exposure photo of a slanted rebar (reinforcing bar) sticking out of the water just off the shore of the corniche in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

The original capture is a 4-minute exposure captured in the morning using 16 stops of neutral-density (ND) filters (10-stop and 6-stop stacked). The final result is a combination of multiple B&W versions of the original capture.