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Stanage puddle

By g0wex  
I finished nights Friday morning and with the rain clearing in the afternoon had my first opportunity to get out and test a couple of new filters that I've just received from NiSi.
The filters in question are a 4 Stop Reverse ND grad which I am really excited about as the 3 stop reverse has been my favourite filter for shooting sunrises and sunsets so having the extra stop is going to be really useful when the sun is particularly bright.
The other filter is a 10 stop IR ND, I already have a 10 stop but this one is a new version and should be more neutral (my original was very similar to the Lee big stopper giving a cool cast)
I headed up to Stanage late afternoon and as usual for up there it was blowing a gale so had to be really careful that my tripod (and myself!!) didn't get blown over, the light though was lovely and with the strong wind the clouds were moving quickly across the sky so an ideal time to try the 10 stop ND to emphasise this movement and also use the 4 stop reverse grad to balance the bright sky to the rocky foreground.
This is my favourite puddle on Stanage complete with a floating slab of ice captured as the sun slipped slowly away for the day.
The filters have done a brilliant job in controlling the exposure, the colours are just how they were straight from the camera which is very impressive. I think I'm going to really enjoy using them
(20 secs f6.3 @ 7mm NiSi IR ND1000 (10 stop) + 4 stop reverse ND grad filters 3D printed holder)

Tags: Sunset Long exposure Landscape and travel Stanage edge peak district

Voters: bobpaige1, Drummerdelight, BillRookery and 29 more

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24 Jan 2016 9:32AM
bill33 Plus
11 53 1 Scotland
24 Jan 2016 5:23PM
Superb capture with the Olympus Stephan, the long exposure works exceptionally well here, beautifully composed and presented. Very well done, Bill. ps I have been looking at the Oly 7-14mm lens, but was wondering what type of filter holder do you use?
g0wex 15 2 1 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2016 5:10PM
Many thanks Smile
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2016 11:09PM
Those filters worked a treat.
Kate Grin

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