Long exposure photography - Orlowo Pier in Gdynia, Poland

by Ram Ya April. 06, 2017 4040 views

This week's weekly theme is Long Exposure Photography. I am sharing few photos that I took using LEE's Big Stopper filter (blocks 10 stops of light). All of these photos were taken at the Orlowo Pier in Gdynia, a beautiful small town in northern Poland.

These filters are amazing because it let you completely ghost out the moving subjects. As you can see, I was able to get rid of many strollers on this pier by using a long exposure. 

If you look closely enough though, there is a barely visible imprint from a couple that was walking very slowly. I am glad they left an imprint on my photo. This photo will be dear to me in many ways. The couple's imprint along the pier represents life's journey. 

Can you spot the lovely elderly couple that is slow walking through my photo? They are more than welcome in my shot :)

Can you spot the lovely elderly couple that is slow walking through my photo? They are more than welcome in my shot :)

The photo below is the first one I took at this location. The Baltic sea was rough and a lot of people were rushing to get the remaining sunlight of the day by walking along the pier. There were at least 100 people on the pier at any given moment. I love being able to take an abstract shot like this, without any moving subjects. It let me experience the moment without distractions.

The photo look sad without people. I miss this place.

The photo look sad without people. I miss this place.

Next to the pier, there are remains of an old pier. I like how these old structures still greet the Baltic sea. I am sure they have lots of stories to share with the Sea--of people like me who have come to this place.

A memory, captured forever.

A memory, captured forever.

I am thankful to the person who took me here to show me something I will always remember. 

I hope all your long exposure photos are coming out well. If you need some help please read Helen's article "Long Exposure Photography". You can do long exposure photography without any filters. In fact, I intend to post some of my long exposure photos that I took without any filters. Stay tuned for more!

As always, thank you for visiting my blog and encouraging me.

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Ewa Poplawska 1 year, 11 months ago

Amazing photos and amazing place. This post brought memories. I have a family in Gdynia and I love this town. Thank you!

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Ram Ya Replied to Ewa Poplawska 1 year, 11 months ago

Thanks, Ewa!

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Ann Kennedy 2 years ago

That first pic is a stunner!  Nicely captured, great composition, beautiful colour and the couple walking is pretty cool too grinning

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Sally Tobin 4 years, 3 months ago

This has inspired me to go down to my local pier and try it out!

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Stephanie 4 years, 3 months ago

Wonderful long exposure photos!

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Barbra 4 years, 3 months ago

Those photos are amazing. Thank you for sharing! :)

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Antonio Gil 4 years, 3 months ago

Wonderful work, and those ghost figures in #1 made my day.

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Jay Boggess 4 years, 3 months ago

Fabulous idea & execution. Brilliant work, Ram!

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Fc Dennis 4 years, 3 months ago

In our wonderful world there is always something new. Your long exposures fall in a special section of the photographers art / craft. Your posts are impressive and I am beginning to appreciate what you see. They alter reality. It is so very far from my own view (what I like to call perceptive photography, or natural vision) yet I can still see what you see, even though I prefer not to manipulate my subject material. But I am just a geriatric in this wonderful world and am pleased to [hopefully] use my camera to capture what I actually see, a quite different skill. Looking forward to your next posts. "Sumorsaet"

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Jean Paul Escalera 4 years, 3 months ago

These are beautiful and what an incentive for getting Lee filters. Well done Ram Ya!

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