long exposures

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  1. danir

    danir No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I've noticed that many of the posted pictures here are taken with long exposures even when the light isn't that low. I know that long exposures mean closed aperture and more depth of field, but I wondered - is there any other reason to use long exposures?
     
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    One is to blur motion. Converting headlight/taillight images into streaks, eg.
     
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    or to get that special impression when taking shots of moving water ....
    ... or ultra long exposures to get rid of people and cars in images (e.g. when you shoot architecture / cityscapes )
     

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