Jide made a really good comment about ND filters yesterday in connection with Gerard's work.
One of the features of his work that I really like is the effect of clouds appearing to be dragged/stretched which I feel adds drama to his images. I think that this can only be created over extremely long exposure (possibly around 5 mins).
I started using ND filters to reduce the light entering the camera but still could not re-create this dragging effect, there was simply too much light entering the camera. I bought an infra red Hoya R72 filter. It effectively adds about 18 stops to the exposure. I'm going to experiment with additional filters also.
I took some normal shots at this location 1/40th @ F22 but the above image was captured at 150 seconds @ F22.
If anyone is still awake after that. All the best Mal
|camera||Canon EOS 5D|
|exposure mode||full manual|