Slow & Steady Lines

Just back from a fab trip to the Baltic, and I brought this back for you.  While I usually shoot HDR, I decided to try something new for a change… A long Exposure in low light!  As this was a family trip, I did not shoot much at all, but my crew was patient enough to indulge me for this 127 second exposure at sunset on Usedom Island.  This one has everything I like, beautiful light and colors, even lines, and an interesting subject.  I have plenty of ideas about how I plan to blend long exposures with HDR, and I’ll be sure to post some of what I end up with here on the blog.  Oh yeah… almost forgot.  What does it take for a shot like this, aside from a camera that allows manual shooting on BULB? Easy” A tripod, some Neutral Density filters (I used three ND filters stacked together to give me a 6 stops of -EV goodness), a cable release, and a little patience.  That’s it!  Now go out there and try it!


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July 29, 2010 - 00:18

Tom Barnett Great shot. Love long exsposures.

July 29, 2010 - 00:33

Jacques Thanks Tom. I’m hoping to delve a bit more into this discipline soon.

July 29, 2010 - 00:36

Chris Stern Now, that is what I call long exposure goodness! I have a few in my library which I have yet to post but be sure it is coming soon.

July 29, 2010 - 01:00

Jacques Hey Chris! Look forward to seeing your long exposure work!

July 29, 2010 - 01:47

Phil AWWWWEEEEEEEEESOME. Beautiful shot, well done sir

July 29, 2010 - 09:00

Jacques Thanks, Phil!

August 10, 2010 - 00:30

Klaus Jürgen Hi,

nice shot and really worth the long exposure. I was just wondering why you keep using DDR for your tags? Isn’t it long gone?

August 10, 2010 - 06:53

Jacques Hello Klaus. Thanks for the comment. Regarding the DDR tag, I use it because it is shorter than using former-DDR or former-GDR, and if someone does a search for the term, hey will hopefully find this link and see what I’ve created.

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