My new Photo Blog!

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by PixelPix, May 14, 2007.

  1. PixelPix

    PixelPix Guest

    PixelPix, May 14, 2007
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  2. Good heavens - a blog that might be useful? Rusty, you're clearly way
    out of step with reality!

    Interestingly, I've just bought an 'x400' ND filter (9 stops) with a
    view to doing some weird stuff - eg cityscapes with blurred vehicles
    and people. But as yet haven't done anything noteworthy. Thanks for
    a bit of inspiration.

    It'll be nice when the (expletive deleted)s depart a.p, and I just pop
    by every now and then.
    mark.thomas.7, May 15, 2007
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  3. PixelPix

    PixelPix Guest


    9 STOPS!!!! Now that would be fun!!

    I have always wanted to try a city scene with a very dark ND, so that
    all people and cars etc totally vanish! I don't know how long the
    exposure would need to be, but one day I will try it.

    I might build myself a variable ND using 2 polarisers (that should
    take me all the way to "looking up a cow's bum" in terms of stops) and
    give it a go soon.

    When you have done yours please show us your results, as I am sure
    there would be more than me interested in taking a squiz.


    Russell Stewart
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    PixelPix, May 16, 2007
  4. PixelPix

    Poxy Guest

    Nice work Russell. And nice to see some photo-related posts!
    Poxy, May 16, 2007
  5. I've done a few preliminary shots with it, and found I was getting out
    to 3-8 seconds when stopped down and shooting a sunlit city image.
    Moving cars and pedestrians did indeed disappear, with just very faint
    traces. Now I've just got to find the sort of scene that will
    *benefit* - the test shots were dead-set boring, even though the
    effect is obviously worth pursuing!

    Interestingly, the camera I used (Fuji S9500, 9Mp prosumer-thingy) had
    no problems with AF, although I was expecting to have to mf. I'll
    also be testing crossed polarisers, but I'm expecting colour casts and
    I don't like the thought of that many pieces of glass in front of a
    zoom lens..

    Will keep you posted.
    mark.thomas.7, May 16, 2007
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