Monday, June 08, 2009

Slowing down

A while ago I bought a 10 stops ND filter. I hadn't have a chance to use it until recently. It is a good way to slow down: take your time to compose, focus, measure the light, check the composition again, put the filter on, look what has moved into the frame, check what will come in, shoot manual compensating the 10 stops loss, check the picture and start all over again.

In this digital era of machingegun shooting it allows you to relax a bit and think more all the picture details. Just like when shooting film.

The following picture is the first result of the experiment. There are some lines caused by a couple of ships coming into the frame during the 20 second exposure at mid day.

I will need to practice with some waves at the coast during the next weeks. Which also will explain why the blogging will slow down. I am going on vacations for 2 weeks. I will try to post something along the way but I don't know if I will manage to process any new photos. What I am sure is that I will bring lots of new material to show.

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