Monday, March 12, 2012

8 Minutes

It has been a while since I've shot any more landscapes.
I've had a pile of things get in my way, such as have my wisdom teeth removed and come down with a bad cold.

Well today i dragged myself and one unfortunate friend of mine down to the Stockton break wall to practice what i hoped would be some good experimentation towards slow exposures.
I think it went down pretty successful.

I stacked a ND3.0 with a ND.18 to cut 16 stops of light. I also used a guide from Alex Wise's blog to help meter the exposure, it worked a charm!

Although i learned that stacking the filters also causes some severe noise in the image, i have never dealt with noise before so it was rather grainy in the final image.
I have noted down that my camera has a noise reduction function and with a brief test it seems to work rather well. So i guess i will use that next time.
The only down side is a 8 minute exposure will then take a further 8 minutes to process.

That's all for today.

2 comments:

Carole said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice blog. You might like to see my post about the Picasso exhibition in Sydney. It finishes on the 25th March. http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/03/picasso-exhibition-art-gallery-of-new.html

Jean-Louis Kocher said... Best Blogger Tips

@Carole
Hi there
Thank you, i was actually at the Picasso Exhibition on the 11th, this past weekend.
It was great.

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