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Morning Rowing

By Rune_andersen
Just bought a tripod a few days ago. I have been looking on some of my favorit photografers in here about what settings they use for there diffrent pictures. Specialy about the dept that (f) setting and also the shutter speed, and know i bought 1 and gonna be uploading pictures were i used these settings for awhile.

I have a problem tho..
When i set the shutter speed to for exampel 2 seconds, my camera tells me theres to much light and the picture will be totaly bright. I tryed setting the exposire to the lowest i can and still it dosnt help.

If enyone can help me on this problem ill be very thankfull


Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: henry, Marc_Andrews, Richsr and 18 more

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henry 18 5 England
10 Aug 2007 12:52PM
Try using Neutral Density Filter you can get them in different strengths, an X 4 will reduce by 2 stops

Marc_Andrews 14 100 Wales
10 Aug 2007 12:53PM
Why set a slow shutter speed if there's no need to? If the shot is going to be over-exposed then use a faster shutter speed. 2 seconds on the shot above would've left a black streak where the rowers were. Try using ND filters, they help. As it is I think you've captured this one quite well. the rowers give a sense of scale in a vast ocean.

Use a higher f number (aperture) and slower shutter speed by all means to work on dof & detail. However, depending on the compo of a shot there isn't always a need to.

By the way I ain't no expert on landscapes at all. I've probably taken one good landscape shot in all my life! But I think I'm sending you along the right track.
Richsr 13 91 223 England
10 Aug 2007 12:59PM
NIce image - like the tones in this.
the advice above I would agree with. Personally when shoot landscapes I always shot in manual and set my aperture then the balance the shutter speed.
riprap007 16 1.6k 37 England
10 Aug 2007 2:20PM
yep, using grad filters helps; I largely avoid using filters and frame accordingly, by a variable ND filter like the Singh Ray, or a .9 ND grad would help with this type of shot
jaspernina 13 1.0k Wales
10 Aug 2007 4:11PM
Great warm capture, well done.
11 Aug 2007 12:21AM

11 Aug 2007 8:53AM
Hi everyone thanks for the help! I realy apriciate you all taking time help.

Ill be looking in to getting some filters as soon as the budget allows me to.

The high shutter speed was not something i realy needed in this shot, but for other shots i took that day for exambel a bridge and the water i would like to use it.

To truely understand what i meant heres a link to 1 of keithh's picture were he used a high shutter speed, and that made the water the water so soft looking..

Again thanks for your help its always apriciated

11 Aug 2007 11:29PM
lovely shot Rune, keep going, you will do ok, practice makes perfect as they say,
csr Plus
13 3 England
12 Aug 2007 10:46AM
Great shot like the light
Nettles 13 England
15 Aug 2007 9:29PM
Wonderful shot with muted sepia tones.
The rowers give a good scale to the vastness of the ocean.
All that technical stuff is beyond me, hope you understood it !!

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