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24 Aug The Long and the Short of It

Source: Maclean Photographic


Long exposures can transform a landscape image containing water and / or clouds.  The length of the shutter speed can determine the amount of blur that will be produced.  These two images shot at Allt à Chobnair demonstrate the difference between using a very long shutter speed and a relatively short one.

The image at the top of the page was shot using a Lee 10x ND ‘Big Stopper’ to give me a 367 second (6 minutes 7 seconds) exposure that has the effect of rendering the water and the clouds into a beautiful sheen thanks to the diffused light filtering through the fast moving clouds.

The second image below was taken at 1/4 second which has given me some movement in the fast moving water as it tumbles over the rocks but the slower moving clouds above the mountain tops have been frozen.


Both images were taken on a Fujifilm X-T2 and a Fujinon 10-24mm f4 lens fitted to a Manfrotto MT190X tripod.

The images were converted to monochrome with NIK Silver EFEX Pro2.

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