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Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls

Don't go chasing waterfalls

Spent a few hours at Longwood Garden on this blistering hot day to learn the principles of daytime long exposure.  I set up shop at the waterfalls adjacent to the Chimes Tower. The above photo was created using a B&W ND10 circular filter. It took time to figure out the f-stops and exposure times that worked in capturing the type of photo I was after.  Believe me, the photo still needs more post processing work but it gives a basic idea of the type of photos you can capture with daytime long exposures. The EXIF data is as follows:

Camera Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Exposure 91
Aperture f/8.0
Focal Length 12 mm
ISO Speed 100
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash Off, Did not fire

The next photo was taken without an ND Filter with the following EXIF data.  I am continually impressed with the quality of photos taken with the 40mm f/2.8 and would recommend this lens to new photographers as a replacement for the kit lens.

Old Man Waterfall

Camera Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Exposure 0.5
Aperture f/16.0
Focal Length 40 mm
ISO Speed 100
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash On, Did not fire

I still have a substantial learning curve with daytime long exposures and look forward to many more chances to explore long exposure photography.   If you are interested in learning more about this fascinating type of photography, check out this video from Scott Kelby where he shares ideas on how to shoot daytime long exposure photography.

 

 

 

 

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Tania

3 responses to “Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls

  1. Tony Oleck
    says:

    nice video Tania…I want to do some long daytime exposures…I knew the process just didn’t know how to get the long exposure without over exposing…going to add a ND Filter to my bag of tricks…thanks

    • Tania
      says:

      Tony,

      I used the video included in this post as the basis for my photoshoot. We need to go shooting sometime :)

      • Tony Oleck
        says:

        I just ordered my filter and a shutter release…should be good to go in a week…I know a nice water fall on the Brandywine…I really liked your two photos…good job.

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