Weekly challenge 5-18 - 5-24 Slow shutter

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  1. SquarePeg

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    For this week's challenge, use a slow shutter speed for your photo. Create motion blur, light trails, night photography, blurred water, milky waterfalls, sunrise, blue hour, city scapes, panning - there are many reasons to use a slow shutter. Break out the tripods! Be creative. As always, new photos only please. Get out there and shoot.


    4 Steps to Understanding Shutter Speed and its Creative Uses

    The Magic of Slow Shutter Speeds


     
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    :)
     
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    Awesome! I was just playing around with this on my Suwannee trip.


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    Please excuse me if it looks like I'm not taking our weekly challenge seriously with this image. But I decided to use it as a way to learn a remote trigger I was given along with a Canon 50D.

    Here is a little message to all of you on the forum.

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    1/8th second hand held - could not use tripod in a busy cave temple in Thailand, so relying heavily on OIS and a mobile phone light to get a half decent shot.

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    Let's call it ICM (intentional camera movement) 3.2sec handheld.
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    I'd have to check what the exposure was but I was shooting 30- 120 seconds with a ND filter.
    • ƒ/22.0
    • 55.0 mm
    • 49.5 sec
    • 100 ISO
    • Flash (off, did not fire)
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    I shoot through a 720 nm infrared (Hoya R72) filter quite a bit with my Fuji X100.
    Because of this slow shutter challenge, I wondered what it might be like if I also added on the 10 stop ND filter.
    The first image is just my normal infrared. ISO 1600, f/11.0, 1/15 sec.
    I can shoot hand held this way.
    Below it is the image that also includes the 10 stop ND filter. ISO 400, f/11.0, 85 seconds.
    There was a fair bit of breeze this morning.

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    Sasebo waterfall 21May19


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    waterfall at 85 seconds 21May19


    Flickr will be down for upgrades 22 May, so I figured I'd better get the photos from today uploaded there and posted here. God only knows if Flickr will be back up this week.
    Maybe this "weekly" challenge can be extended a bit?
    I didn't make these images public yet at Flickr so I don't think the links back to Flickr will work properly.
     
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    Very cool shots. I’m interested in your take on the IR filter. I’ve read good and bad. You like it ?
     
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    Sharon, I like it a lot. I began with a Zomei but it had inconsistency of density. The Hoya R72 is marvelous. I have two, one to fit my 49mm lens on the Fuji X100 and one that is 72mm that's used with step down rings for other lenses.
    Even with the filter on the lens I can see either through the EVF eyepiece or the LCD on the back of the camera to frame the scene. I've tried editing with channel swapping and false colour but I really prefer going black and white or using Nik Silver Efex's silver toning sliders like I have in my two images above. It's not truly monochrome. It's more duotone with highlights slightly amberish and darker tones slightly bluish.
    I like that once we are out of the golden hour, I can use the infrared to continue shooting. Our strong New Mexico sunlight is marvelous for IR.
     
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    Addendum: The key to getting better IR images is setting a custom white balance.
    Filter on camera, dig through the menu to find the custom white balance and set it aiming at a sunlit patch of green grass.
    This makes green foliage come out whiter in the image and your editing much easier.
    If a custom white balance isn't set, the images come out severely magenta.
    Here is the 85 second unedited image.

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    Irish Mist

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    f11, iso 50, 8 second total exposure with roughly half of this for myself.
     
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