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missyinmuskoka
09-01-2013, 10:34 PM
I recently visited Nova Scotia. The seascapes were like nothing I had seen before, and I had a lot of time on my hands so I experimented with long shutter speeds. After many attempts I came away with a few that worked. I welcome your comments or suggestions

Iguanasan
09-01-2013, 10:39 PM
Nice results but I love that first one. It feels very ethereal.

Matt K.
09-02-2013, 08:41 PM
Superb set. Love them all. But if I was to chose, then #3.

Barefoot
09-02-2013, 08:56 PM
Third and fourth for me, but they are all very well crafted. Tell us how?

mbrager
09-02-2013, 11:46 PM
These are really nice compositions. Third one is my favorite because of the view into the distance.

missyinmuskoka
09-03-2013, 08:19 AM
Thank you all for your wonderful comments. It is difficult in daylight to get the shutterspeed down to 3, 4 or even 6 minutes. Picking a dark day helps but it is essential to use filters. I had on a polarizing filter and then added a 10 stop filter. You have to expose for the shot prior to putting on the filter because you can't see a thing once the filter is added. There are calculations to tell you if your normal exposure is 1/4 of a sec (ISO 100, Aperture as high as your lens can handle) then with a 10 stop filter it may come out to 4 minutes. Flip your camera into bulb mode and have a coffee and wait! Please email me if you want more info. I am happy to give away any secrets i have :)

Barefoot
09-03-2013, 11:06 AM
There are calculations to tell you if your normal exposure is 1/4 of a sec (ISO 100, Aperture as high as your lens can handle) then with a 10 stop filter it may come out to 4 minutes.

I might also add that there is an abundance of apps for both iOS and android users that will make the calculations for you and serve as a timer at the same time. Thanks for the useful info, Missy.

Jim Scrimger
09-03-2013, 04:08 PM
A superb set indeed. Hard to pick one, all excellent

Jason
09-03-2013, 06:00 PM
Gorgeous stuff, Missy! I love that third shot.

missyinmuskoka
09-03-2013, 06:19 PM
barefoot is totally correct. There is an app for the iPhone (not sure about other devices) that is fantastic. It is called NDTimer.

Runmonty
09-04-2013, 12:01 AM
I am with the others, I love them all but # 3 is pretty special, and the creamy water in the first is great as well.

asnow
09-04-2013, 12:10 AM
I can't believe you can get 6 minutes during the day (I know do the math). You must have to use a filter from a welder's helmet.
By the way these pics are incredible,

missyinmuskoka
09-04-2013, 08:05 AM
The most I got was 5 minutes and that was using a big stopper (10 stop) a polarizer and a .9 ND! Plus it was dark and rainy most of the time, which helps!

Bambi
09-05-2013, 09:50 PM
I hope you enjoyed your time in NS! your photos are lovely. I love the last one

aubintbay
09-06-2013, 01:25 PM
Very nice set! Number 1 all the way for me.