Long Exposure FlowerPosted: November 18, 2011
Although you can’t really tell….
2.0 sec at f4.0, ISO 200
Raynox DCR-250 Macro Adapter
Why did I do a long exposure if you can’t really tell?
The answer is “car trouble”.
A I posted on my twitter, @korinekphoto, yesterday I ran into a bit of “car trouble”. The trouble was less about the car, and more about me leaving the lights on and draining the battery (for the second day in a row….). It has been raining the past two days and I’ve had my lights on for safety, but haven’t remembered or noticed they’re on when I leave the car.
How did “car trouble” cause me to do a long exposure photograph? Well the answer to that is that I didn’t get home until about 7:30pm. At that time it was already getting dark, plus there was less light due to the heavy fog. I had to get out my tripod and have a long shutter speed just to get a proper exposure!!
Luckily there was absolutely no wind, so you can’t really tell that it was a 2 second exposure. I think I could do a long exposure of a flower in the wind to make some kind of artistic composition, but I was too tired to try something like that. Interestingly enough, the only thing I noticed in my long exposures was that the longer the shutter was open, the more of a colour cast the white balance added to the photo.
So it all ended up working out alright. I have to express my gratitude to my friend (and fellow photo enthusiast) Stew who was willing to drive down and give me a boost. Thanks Stew! 🙂
While I was waiting for Stew I did take a couple of other photos, but I did not have the Raynox Macro adapter, and I was too upset to fiddle around with the tripod. So I bumped up the ISO and used a larger aperture to get the following picture:
1/60 at f2.0, ISO400
Edited in Lightroom
Not bad for some late evening shots! 😛