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Trial and error

  • Posted Dec. 26, 2010 by Helen in Landscapes. Viewed 4511 times

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Santa brought me a photographic gift I??ve been hankering after for ages yesterday ?? a B+H 10 stop neutral density filter. I realised the perfect combination of good weather, high tide and sunset was going to occur simultaneously in Bosham this afternoon so I needed no further encouragement to go and try out my new gadget! I started off on one side of the water, shooting towards the centre of the village, but gave up after a while as my tripod kept sinking into the mud, blurring my long exposures. Instead I headed across the water to the quayside and aimed my camera in the opposite direction. As I was finishing up the sun began to sink lower and my second shot was one of those where I immediately knew I??d got something good. It was very much a case of trial and error to work out the exposures (although I did have an iPhone app to help me work out the maths!) but I just love the milky effect it creates in the water. I??m also looking forward to using it for architectural photography as it will allow me to photograph my favourite buidings using super long exposures to stop people registering on the sensor. I can see hours of fun ahead of me!

Please click to enlarge - it really is worth it, honest!

Go on, try with this one too!!

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    • # David Swatton

      These are completely glorious - the light and tone in the second shot are magical - what a great effect

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    • # Kate

      Wow - these are amazing - what a perfect gift with perfect results :)

      2010.12.27 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Amy

      I don't see any error with this trial Helen! : ) Lovely shots!!!

      2010.12.26 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Josy

      Extra this Father Christmas, Helen!
      These first tries are masterstrokes!
      Both are admirable !

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    • # Sandra Vermeulen

      Sorry, Helen, nothing I could do other than favorit them both.
      I hope you ever will be able to forgive me ... ;-)

      What I mean, I love them both!!!

      2010.12.26 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Gerd Korts

      Yes Helen, the second one is already worth the money if not Santa would have brought it

      2010.12.26 Edited Reply Cancel