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Seems a bit like the holy grail, people talk about it, but yo unever quiote get the full story of how to di it!
So, I finally thought I'd sussed it, I set my f to as high as it would go (32 i think), added an 6 stop Ngrad & a polariser..........and although a nice shot, it was only a one second exposure.
Ideally, I would like to hit a 30 second or longer exposure............any ionfo greatly appreciated
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Set the iso as low as it will go, use a high f number, add a polariser and an nd or nd grad if you can. This should slow the shutter down although you can stack several nd filters to slow it down more if needed.
What ISO did you set?, needs to 200 or less. Also f32 not recommended due to image quality, go no lower than f16.
Don't use an ND Grad. Use a full ND so that the neutral density is applied to the entire image area. The denser the filter, the more you will have to slow down your shutter speed.
For example, if your base exposure at ISO 100 is, say, 1/125th at f/16, then a 3-stop ND filter (often labelled as ND8) will give you an exposure of 1/15 at f/16 while a 10-stop ND filter (sometimes called a Big Stopper) will give you an exposure of 8 seconds at f/16
shoot at night
Or leave the lens cap on.
hi..i set it on iso 100...the photo of the waterfall is on my portfoilio for exif.
hi folks...here's my Exif :
18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
20 Aug 2012 - 2:45 PM
Lens Max Aperture:
all of the above ended up with a one second exposure.
... I can see that I had the iso on 200 now..so will drop that next time.... but had f22, will drop that to 16 next time.
also my bad, it wasn;t an Ngrad, it was a n6 full nd. with polariser.
...where / what would you say to alter from the above please.....and thankyou for all previous replies...much appreciated
If the one on your portfolio that you are referring to is the image entitled "Watersmeet, Exmoor", then I think you have got the shutter speed spot-on for the water. You certainly don't need it any longer.
The ISO on that one was 200 and the aperture f/22. I think you might have got a slightly better overall result with ISO at 100 and aperture at f/16. Most lenses go off a bit at f/22 and I think I am right in saying that the base ISO of the D1x was 100 and that quality tended to reduce fairly quickly as you went up the scale..
But, hey - it's a great photograph.
(Edit: I see you posted the EXIF while I was writing the above - so we are talking about the same image.)
Hi Left Forum...hey that's great..thankyou.
I'm just a bit puzzled when I look at the milky water photos & see that they are at 30 second exposures. yet mine only hit 1 second :-(
.................big thanks buddy...appreciated
It only hit 1 second because you took it at 2.45pm, when there's still plenty of light around!!
A lot of these 30 seconds exposures are taken very early or very late in the day, or when light levels are low. Go back there around 6am and see what you get...
ahhhh thankyou Scottish................. ..mmm..perhaps evening instead though...it's 70 miles away from me...and I do like my bed
welcome to landscape photography
3 AM starts, long journeys, £50 in petrol and you just get rain and misery...
My hawk friend Andy AHG does the peak district photography a lot...always at sunrise...I see myself more of a sunset man :-p
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