Autumnal Long Exposure Photography

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Today I realised that the ND10 is just too much for autumnal long exposure photography. I unfortunately forgot to pack my other ND filters so I was stuck with large apertures and large ISOs to try and create any sort of warm long exposure photos.

The exposures ranged from 30 seconds through to just over two minutes when I really wanted to keep the digital noise to a minimum). All photographers captured with the 5D MKII and 17-40L lens.

I found this water fall in a rather dark area between the trees so the ISO was set particularly high but long exposures seem to be a little more forgiving when it comes down to digital noise.

In was interesting to see just how much the light level changed in the 30 second exposures but the fact the water was moving so quickly meant the effect was still possible even in relatively short captures.

The water was moving quickly with particular force and the prolonged pressure over years saw the demise of one of the sets of stepping stones.

There are some photos from the set over on flickr. I also took the X100 out to see how it faired with the warmth of autumn, you should be able to stop them in the same set but the full x100 set is here.


David is a documentary and landscape photographer covering everything from dramatic long exposure landscape photography through to live music. David is a former Official Fujifilm X Photographer.


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