I’ve had my Lee ND filters for about 12 months, but until now haven’t been able to get in front of a waterfall. The filters allow me to keep the shutter open for a longer period, in this case 30 seconds. The effect you get with moving water can be quite spectacular. Below are 2 images taken from the same angle using a tripod. You can use the slider to see the before and after shots. As you can see, the image perspective is identical, while the settings only differ in regards to the shutter speed. But the mood of the image is very different. Feel free to drop me a line if you have questions in regards to using filters, or if you would like to see some more examples.
Guide Falls – Tasmania
For six months of the year we get daylight savings, this is a great opportunity to get out there and take some shots.
Being a father of two means that I don’t always have time to go out with my camera. But from November through to March, I don’t have any excuses. Daylight savings means that I can hang out with the boys, then get them off to sleep before going out to take some photos. I can have my cake and eat it too.
This was the case yesterday, I left home at about 8pm and headed down to St Kilda beach. The sun doesn’t go down until about 9pm in December so I had plenty of time to get some sunset shots, then carry on with a little bit of night time photography as well. So armed with camera and tripod I went in search of some photo magic.
Don’t let excuses get in the way of doing what you love, whether it is photography or something else, you need to find a way to get out there make the most of the situation.
Above you can see some of the resulting images from my walk in St Kilda.