July 14, 2014
Last Friday I grabbed camera and tripod then headed to Goldstream Provincial Park to practice long-exposure shooting. My biggest fear was tripping on a rock and dropping the camera in the water.
When people were in the shot I used an ND to take a long exposure which blurred them. But the people didn't move fast enough to disappear and instead I captured people in different states of blur.
Here are a couple of cliche waterfall shots. For these I found a polarizer more useful than a ND. The long exposure is an easy way to capture an average of the water drop positions - in other words, it blurs the water - but it also blurs the surrounding foliage because the leaves were blowing in the wind.
From today's obituary of Nadine Gordimer:
"It was not her country’s problems that set her to writing, she said. “On the contrary,” she wrote in an essay, “it was learning to write that sent me falling, falling through the surface of the South African way of life.”"
Song for the day is Constant Craving by k.d. lang.
First photo: 24 mm (24-120/4), f/8, 5 sec. Second: 16 mm (11-16/2.8), f/9, 1/8 sec.