I bought an ND (neutral density) filter for my wide angle lens about a year ago. I never get around to using it although I did use it to get some great shots of the ocean in Mexico.
So today I decided to head downtown and use it to get some sweeping architecture and skyscapes. The problem was that downtown was so congested and parking a pain so I headed to the weir. Maybe Sunday afternoon it will be quieter and I can take my Sherpa with me and head downtown. :)
First shot is 2.5 sec at f20
second is 1/5 at f6.3
Can you see the difference?
First 3.2 sec @ f22
Second 1/100 @ f5.6
See the difference?
Not the bird!
I mean in the water!
I much prefer the long exposure (the first) shots. That is what an ND filter allows me to do - shut down the aperture all the way and slow down the shutter.
And that's what I did today!
And in other news.... Chatelaine Magazine has picked up one of my photos and is actually paying me to run it in their September issue. This is BIG news. Feeling pretty good tonight. I don't really put my stuff out there in wide circles, so when it gets noticed I am happy.
So Yup! published and paid. Nice to have someone actually ask and pay rather then just steal the photo for publishing. :)
I am almost fully booked for August - which just means I have so many gigs I probably won't take any more. Life is grand. Loving the MkIII. Still fighting with my 85mm 1.2 - time to take it into Don's and let them have a look at it. It either gives me incredibly fantastic photos or crappy grainy photos and I haven't figured out why yet. It is the only lens that does this to me.
Thanks for reading everyone!
Feel free to comment - really - it is okay to comment. :)
Have a fabulous weekend!!