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How was this long exposure achieved?


22 Aug 2012 7:03PM
http://www.ephotozine.com/user/jeanie-16230/gallery/photo/morning-glory-26592450

Did they use a Filter to darken do you think? Or maybe It was pretty dark in the photo, darker than it appears

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StuartAt e2
10 1.0k 6 England
22 Aug 2012 7:09PM
If the time taken was correct (8.04am) then it is likely that a filter was used. On the other hand, the time may be wrong and it may simply have been taken when it was quite dark and the exposure length has caused the lighter image.
dp e2
10 163 3 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 7:16PM
Pretty sure this would involve a Big Stopper or something similar.
sherlob e2
8 2.4k 126 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 7:18PM
Given the exposure parameters (ISO 100, and 25sec's) I suspect that some type of ND (in addition to ND grads) has been used. This might of been a 10 stop filter or a variable ND.
StuartAt e2
10 1.0k 6 England
22 Aug 2012 7:28PM
With a ten stopper, you would be looking at an unfiltered speed of 1/40th of a second. Seems unlikely you would get that fast in early morning light at f16. I'd guess somewhere between 2 and 4 stop ND.
22 Aug 2012 7:36PM
Thanks for the answer. Such a great effect here in this picture! wow. I didn't realise there was such a thing as a 10 stop ND!
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
22 Aug 2012 8:10PM
Well, there you go.

Stick around and you'll learn a lot.

I use a 13-stop ND all the time but don't boast about it because the Lee aficionados get upset when they have spent 30 for a filter and mine only cost a fraction of that.

Go with whatever floats your boat.
StuartAt e2
10 1.0k 6 England
22 Aug 2012 8:40PM

Quote:Lee aficionados get upset when they have spent 30 for a filter .


And the rest!
derekhansen e2
6 200 24 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 9:41PM
Have you tried dropping jeanie (the photographer) a Private Message?
22 Aug 2012 10:01PM
just have Grin Grin
22 Aug 2012 10:38PM
but probably quicker asking you Tongue they have not been online
saltireblue e2
4 4.3k 26 Norway
23 Aug 2012 5:56AM

Quote:I use a 13-stop ND all the time but don't boast about it

You just didWinkGrin
Nick_w e2
7 4.1k 99 England
23 Aug 2012 6:49AM
As Derek says drop Jeanie a pm.

But my guess is a "Big Stopper" in combination with a 2 or 3 stop ND grad.

The filters don't darken as such but control the length of exposure (nd) and balance brightness(grads) between sky and land.
jeanie e2
10 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 6:56AM
Hi, slow to answer as no internet at the moment and using my phone.

I used a 1.2 ND filter and a couple of ND grads..it was sunrise too minus the sun (!) So the light was low which gave some natural assistance.

Jeanie
cdm36 e2
10 391 7 England
23 Aug 2012 10:49AM

Quote:Hi, slow to answer as no internet at the moment and using my phone.

I used a 1.2 ND filter and a couple of ND grads..it was sunrise too minus the sun (!) So the light was low which gave some natural assistance.


Jeanie



Wot no polariser? Wink

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