I woke up early in the morning at around 3:00 a.m. just to take this shot at Duka Bay Resort in Medina, Misamis Oriental last summer in 2013, this year. Chasing the Sunrise as I may call this one. I used the live view of my camera to test what I learned about the long exposure technique in taking photos on sunrise. Since this was only a practice on long exposure, at least I've learned that using ND Filter when there is still no light available is not recommended. I used ND8 Filter with 3 stops.
Practice will always lead you to a step ahead in developing your skills in photography, as adviced by Christian S. But still for me, the photo is good and looks beautiful.
Aperture : f/3.5
Exposure Time : 20 sec.
ISO-Speed : ISO-100
Metering Mode : Pattern
Exposure Bias : 0 step
Focal Length : 18 mmLens : 18-55 mm Nikkor kit lens
Post Processing : Basic Curves