Archive for category: Long Exposure

Long Exposure Photographs in Winter

15 Dec
December 15, 2014

Winter photography is a challenge especially when you are the first to break the trail after a heavy snowfall. In this B&W panoramic image taken with a 24mm lens, the ice was forming in the Indian River and the trees were laden with 20 cm of new snow on a recent early morning.
IMG_3298 This image was taken a few days before the recent snowstorm about 45 minutes after sunrise on a very cold morning. In the foreground, wanted to captured the edge of the ice against the flow of this stream in nearby Blakeney. This was a 5 minute exposure using a neutral density filter which blurred and softened the flow of the water.
Kintail Winter Panorama 2Final B&W panoramic image of the Indian river was made using a 45mm lens.

Sheringham Point Lighthouse, Shirley BC

08 Sep
September 8, 2012

Late afternoon image of Sheringham Point Lighthouse (not far from Sooke) on a very bright August afternoon.  I wanted to soften the wave action a little and also capture the swirls in the clouds. I tried several exposures with a polarizing filter before deciding to use a neutral density filter which allowed a slower shutter speed of 11 seconds.

Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark II, 24-70 f2.8L, 11 seconds at f20 using a grey 3,0 neutral density filter (x 10 stop exposure). Image converted to B&W using Silver Efex Pro2.

Surfin’ in Tofino…

09 Jun
June 9, 2012

Well, not quite….

Woke to a rainy day in Tofino with a heavy surf. Packed the camera gear and wandered to the beach to watch the surf. Having just taken a weekend Long Exposure workshop with Michael Levin in Victoria, I decided to try the technique on the waves pounding against the rocks. As it was raining, I used my rain coat to cover the camera gear and got truly soaked – love it.
I spent almost 3 hours photographing at several spots. Of all the images, this image captured the mood of that day the best.
It’s true, the worst day out making photographs is better than the best day working at your desk.

Photographed with a Canon 1D Mark II N, 24-70 f2.8L, 210 seconds at f16 using a grey 3,0 neutral density filter (10 stop exposure). Image converted to B&W using Silver Efex Pro2.