- December 8, 2013 at 4:08 pm #4422David KFrequent MemberJoin Date: Jun 2011Posts: 199Offline
Took this shot at a local beach with my new Contax zoom. Lowered the ISO to 80, stopped the lens down to f/32 and voila…an 8-12 second long exposure without the need for an ND filter.
- December 8, 2013 at 9:38 pm #4423Jack MacDEstablished MemberUSA, St. Louis, MO and Phoenix, AZJoin Date: Jun 2011Posts: 365Currently using:
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Joe Donovan should be proud of how well you learned from him, as did I.
- December 9, 2013 at 11:23 pm #4424petervEstablished MemberJoin Date: Jul 2011Posts: 75Offline
Outstanding colors, mood and composition. Thanks for sharing!
- December 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm #4425David KFrequent MemberJoin Date: Jun 2011Posts: 199Offline
Jack, like you I first tried my hand at long exposures on David's Fall foliage trip. I remember how we all snapped up those ND filters when we saw what we could get using them.
Peter, I think you've identified the key elements…not all of which are under my control. It can take a lot of trips to the beach before the stars are in alignment and you get the clouds, waves and colors to be right. For me sharpness really doesn't come into play too much in images like this. I've no doubt there's diffraction in this image due to stopping the lens all the way down. But it gets lost in the overall softness of the image.
Thanks to both of you for your kind comments.
- December 11, 2013 at 1:09 am #4429Mark GowinFrequent MemberJoin Date: Jan 2011Posts: 253Offline
David, wonderful image. I agree that sharpness is not important in this case. Peter hit the nail on the head with respect to color, light, and mood. Diffraction at f32 will surely soften the image, perhaps that adds to the mood.
- December 12, 2013 at 4:07 pm #4442petervEstablished MemberJoin Date: Jul 2011Posts: 75Offline
Yes, it really is a wonderful image. The motion blur makes all the subtle colors in the sky and seawater blend very nicely. The photo reminds me of the Dutch painters of the seventeenth century. And the seascape with these colors remind me of William Turner too. Well done!
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