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#1 David_MC

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:04 PM

Took my newly acquired B&W 6-stop ND filter for a spin this morning.  The very chilly temps made the whole experience a bit difficult and it was a little bit tricky to find subjects for the ND filter but I managed a few.  Still need to learn how to effectively use this thing but that is all part of the journey.
 
East Wharf Lighthouse in the about 20 minutes before a sunrise that was obscured by the cloud cover.
 
1) Canon 7D, EF-S 18-135mm STM @ 50mm & f/5.6, ISO 100, 20s.
 
Icy Spring Creek at Martin Park made for some more wintery looking shots and a treacherous walk along the creek shore.
 
2) Canon 7D, EF-S 18-135mm STM @ 50mm & f/8, ISO 100, 2.5s.
 
3) Canon 7D, EF-S 18-135mm STM @ 76mm & f/8, ISO 100, 2.5s.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 03:03 PM

Looks like you've got the hang of it already. I definitely like the flowing water combined with the ice. Your lighthouse shot is great, but it would be even better if you went back when there are clouds that will create some leading lines via long exposure.



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 05:31 PM

The long exposure / filter water flow looks great in #2.



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 07:31 PM

Thanks for taking us along with you on your experimentation.  I like the shots and the documentation.  I picked up some filters recently and appreciate your sharing!


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:20 PM

Makes me cold just viewing these! Nice images David, and I hope you didn’t hurt yourself on any slippery ice. I like the lighthouse a lot...crisp and clear. For the Creek images, I prefer the second one because the running water between the two chunks of ice makes it more interesting. Well done!

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:22 AM

Nice work David, seems you got the exposure just right by accident or design in the first to inhibit the light house lamp from blowing out.. (-: Very nicely framed indeed as is the second image, The third looks a very interesting scene though think the look of the water has lost it`s visual interest by using the filter... Not that I am any expert..



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:32 AM

Really nice.

I like the second ice picture.  Crammed with detail and nice soft flowing water.

Just thinking out loud, but a brighter light on the lighthouse might work.  It would mean blending two exposures, though.

Best of luck for the new year, David



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 11:08 AM

Images all look great!

Well done using the new ND.


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 02:21 PM

Looks like you've got the hang of it already. I definitely like the flowing water combined with the ice. Your lighthouse shot is great, but it would be even better if you went back when there are clouds that will create some leading lines via long exposure.

High stratus doesn't make for a good sky I agree.  

 

The long exposure / filter water flow looks great in #2.

Thank you.

 

Thanks for taking us along with you on your experimentation.  I like the shots and the documentation.  I picked up some filters recently and appreciate your sharing!

Hope to see your work with them.

 

Makes me cold just viewing these! Nice images David, and I hope you didn’t hurt yourself on any slippery ice. I like the lighthouse a lot...crisp and clear. For the Creek images, I prefer the second one because the running water between the two chunks of ice makes it more interesting. Well done!

I'm gravitationally challenged as is so I knew best to keep off the ice. 

 

Nice work David, seems you got the exposure just right by accident or design in the first to inhibit the light house lamp from blowing out.. (-: Very nicely framed indeed as is the second image, The third looks a very interesting scene though think the look of the water has lost it`s visual interest by using the filter... Not that I am any expert..

Its always a trial an error approaching to getting the water to look just right.  The lighthouse beacon light wasn't very bright, I think it's housing needs a good cleaning.

 

Really nice.

I like the second ice picture.  Crammed with detail and nice soft flowing water.

Just thinking out loud, but a brighter light on the lighthouse might work.  It would mean blending two exposures, though.

Best of luck for the new year, David

The light just wasn't too great that morning but I agree with a little brighter lighthouse.

 

Images all look great!

Well done using the new ND.

Thank you.






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