Test Shot

Awhile back I invested in ND filters with the intention that I would begin to learn to use them properly.  I’ve read, watched videos and studied other photographer’s work in preparation.  I also added an app to my phone to help me determine the correct timing based on camera settings.  After a couple of failed test shots, I managed to get one that gives me hope that with a bit more practice, I will be able to capture more shots using the filters.

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Canon 5D S, Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8, 10 stop ND filter, ISO 50, 28mm, f/11, 91 sec.  twiddled with in Lightroom, Silver Efex Pro 2 and Photoshop.

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After Dark

Recently, after hearing that there would be better than normal northern lights, I headed out to my chosen destination and set up for the show.  Sadly, it turns out the show started after I gave up and went home; however, I at least tried to capture some night sky shots, something I haven’t done much of.  The results are a good starting point to help me learn how to do better in the future and how to improve my post production.  One lesson is to not pick a very windy night as it leads to camera shake on the tripod.  Next time I will not extend the tripod all the way open, keeping more rigid and close to the ground.

 

Serenity in the Moonlight

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Location: Whitewater Lake, Fisherman’s Point Campground, Hoyt Lakes, MN.

Canon 5D Mark IV, Tamron 28-75mm, ISO 50, 28mm, f/9.0, 5min 3sec., Post in Adobe Lightroom.

Misty Rocks

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Wave action on a group of rock at the end of the south pier, Duluth entry, Canal Park.

ISO 50, 28mm, f/13, 1.6 sec, small adjustments in Adobe Lightroom and finished in Silver Efex Pro 2

Industrial Long Exposure

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Another outing to perfect my long exposure settings.  This image was taken with a solar filter that I used for photographing the eclipse last year.

ISO 100, 200 mm, f/11, 60 sec