This image was shot the same day as the previous post, “Coastal Landscape” dated September 17, 2019. Same area and technique, but different subject and expression.
This long exposure is done with a technique where you average a series of frames with a more “normal” exposure to emulate a longer exposure. The final image is created with an average of your frames, and the image here from a series of frames over a 30 second period, each individual exposure at 1/20s. The resulting image here is from about 60 individual frames. Very convenient when it is done “in camera”.
This image from Skagsanden in Lofoten, taken just before sunset, is a 10 minute exposure. In 10 minutes time the suns position changes more than you would think, and the idea was to blur the shadow on the lower left hand side of the mountain.
Photography offers the opportunity to freeze a fleeting moment with a short exposure, or through a long exposure blur a series of moments into an impression of time passing. Both in reality elude us; one too short, the other too long.
There is a magnolia tree I have tried to get a decent shot of. I have tried a number of times, but I have not been able to nail it. This time was no different, so I decided to get the 10 stop ND filter out and make a long exposure. It may not be a great image, but it does illustrate my frustration with the motif which just seems to slip through my fingers.
We had freezing fog the other day, and as I got home last night the sky was clear and the trees where all frosted. So I stepped outside with my camera and made a couple of exposures. It was freezing cold, and waiting for the 1 minute 40 seconds exposure to finish I realised I should have put on more warm clothes. But the result was ok.
At last, I have found time to get out with my camera again. And for a change of scenery I decided to go to the seaside to see what I could find. The area I visited is a windswept stretch of coastline, and here and there you will find trees crawling along the ground seeking shelter wherever it may be found.
It was quite windy, and I decided on a long exposure with an ND-filter to convey how the branches of the fir tree were blown about. Due to the wind it was hard to get the trunk of the tree crisp and sharp, so I made a second exposure without the filter. I have combined the two images using the tree trunk from one and the branches from the other.
Here is an image from the Norwegian countryside. It is not too far from Lærdalsøyri in Sognefjorden. I have used a 10 stop ND filter to blur the water to create a line which could echo the dark tree line at the top of the image.