October 22, 2013

a filter for dimming light and slowing time


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photo by Donald Kinney

There are a few techniques that I stay away from, but by attaching a very dark Neutral Density filter to my lens I can travel back a century or more when the sensitivity of film emulsions was slower-than-snails.



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photo by Donald Kinney

For all three of these images I was shooting at .80sec, f-14. ISO-100, 2-stops minus exposure-compensation, and an 8-stop neutral density filter. With Photoshop I removed all color from the image, although a century ago the photographer might have tried his/her skill at hand-tinting the photo using transparent oil colors.


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2 comments:

Namastenancy said...

Your header today is just too my breath away. Is that a comet? Or an airplane trail? In any case, spectacular.

AphotoAday said...

Tune in tomorrow, Nancy...

 
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