Sunday, September 18, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
One thing I've been wanting to do more of is really long exposures, particularly of water. I took the camera, tripod and dog up to Harlaw reservoir at the weekend, and took a few pics of the sunset. Despite stacking two ND8 filters and a graduated ND filter, and winding the F stop as high as it would go, I still couldn't get above 6 seconds. With hindsight, the polarising filter would probably have helped, but I didn't have that with me.
I'm still quite happy with this - it's benefitted from a bit of tweaking in Photoshop, particularly getting the horizon straight! Next time I'll get there a bit earlier, and take some with the sun behind me maybe.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Went to South Queensferry, intending to see people jump in the river on the 1st. However the crowds and a tired dog made me turn back. I did manage to get this, which was the first proper outing with a graduated filter. The sun was quite low, which is why the bridge is lit the way it is. A train may have added to the picture, but as it was a bank holiday there weren't many to be seen.