Who Said you can’t teach an old dog….? Pt4


Today we come to another style / technique that I have used in the past with film (analogue) cameras but never attempted with the DSLR: Long Exposure.

 

 

Having seen some stunning examples of long exposure photography this year, I was determined to give it a go. Most people appear to use ND10 (10 stop Neutral Density) filters to lower the light levels and enable long exposures, I had too much to get together before my break and an ND was low on the priority list.

In order to get the above image I set the ISO to 100, stopped down to f22 and used a polarising filter to shave off a further 1ev, I still had to wait until dusk in order to achieve a 13 sec exposure. I found this was long enough to blur the waves and give an ethereal, misty feel to the shot.

Little post processing was needed, I made minor adjustments to local saturation in the sky and tones on the rocks but the image needed little else.

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13 responses to “Who Said you can’t teach an old dog….? Pt4

    • Thanks Len. The obvious thing with an nd10 is not having to wait until dusk although if I shot mid day I think the colours would not have been as good

    • Thanks toad. Sometimes as photographers (or in life) we find we may not have all the tools to do the job at hand. We then have 2 choices: pack up and give in or make the best of what is available and adapt our approach to get the job done.

  1. Very nice. I don’t own a 10 stop ND, but I can stack what I do have to get to about 7 stops. Like you did though, I tend to use my circular polarizer at dusk.

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  3. I like long exposure photography, but my ND filter is often not quite dense enough, or not traveling with me. I have been experimenting with long exposure HDR which can turn out like much longer exposures..

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