Join Justin Reznick for an in-depth discussion in this video Solution 2: Use a filter to make a creative shot, part of 5-Day Photo Challenge: Landscapes.
- Welcome back, I hope you enjoyed the challenge of using a neutral density filter to make a creative image from that iconic spot with the same lens you used for the original image. It was a lot of fun for me, I started by experimenting with a 10-stop filter and it gave me an exposure about 40 seconds. I found I didn't have enough movement in the clouds, I stacked a 3-stop for 13 stops of light and I was able to get an exposure upwards of four to five minutes and I gotta tell ya, I really like the results.
Ended up getting wonderful light in the middle of the valley, some streakiness in the clouds and because we have ripples in the water right now it's actually not a great reflection, but by creating a long exposure I eliminate those ripples and it's more interesting than if I were to take the image with a standard shutter speed without an ND filter. Thank you so much for joining me, I hope you enjoyed the challenge. Keep those ND filters with you and keep experimenting. Remember, water and clouds are the two best subjects. Anytime you're around those put that ND filter on and see what you can do.
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