Sunday, December 5, 2010
Snow at night, long exposure delight?
It was the first heavy snow today. I thought of a couple of things to shoot and finally settled on this. A long exposure. Over at Written Inc., Carmi's theme of the week is night images, so I thought I would combine the two and do one at night.
I borrowed the nearby pool that I shot Jaclyn in during the summer (here and here), and after a bit of experimenting, I ended up with an 85 second exposure on Bulb, triggered with remote, at f8.0, 24mm, manually focused before hand. To achieve the ghostly effect, I walked out and sat down after it had exposed for about 30 seconds, remained still, then quickly walked back out of the frame. This was my second take. Only light was from a weak street light.
The temp was -5C, wind chill -12C. Not overly cold, but cold enough that I was glad that I had those mittens that have finger holes to access camera controls. Touching the cold steel on the tripod was not pleasant. :)
Posted by Mike Wood at 21:15