West Head long-exposures

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by nickthetasmaniac, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    My first proper outing with the m.ZD 12mm and a tripod. I spent an evening up at West Head last night catching the golden hour colours. West Head is only about a half hour drive from home and it's always completely empty, so it's a nice setting for trying out new toys :smile:

    GH2 + m.ZD 12mm f2 with a B+W CPL and 3-stop ND. I'm still getting way too much light so most of these were shot at f22 in an effort to slow things down - not ideal for detail resolution on Micro Four Thirds :rolleyes:








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  2. sac

    sac Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 5, 2012
    Vic, Australia
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    Great photos. Looks like a really nice location.
  3. jamespetts

    jamespetts Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 21, 2011
    London, England
    Very nice! I especially like the first one.

    Tips, if you want them, for avoiding the too much light problem:

    (1) use a polariser as well as the ND filter; and
    (2) shoot later in the evening when there is less light in the first place (the quality of lighting is better in the evening in any event).
  4. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    Wow, very nice! liking these a lot.:bravo-009:
  5. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    James, thanks for the advice, but I did mention in the OP that I was using a "B+W CPL" ;)

    I would have waited till later but my 18 month old nephew was waiting in the car with his rather irritable mother :/
  6. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Great shots - especially numbers 4 & 7. :thumbup:
  7. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
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    I find 4, then 1 the most engaging. Great shots.
  8. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA