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.
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.
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.
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.