Posted on Aug.24, 2011, under Michigan

(Nikon D700, 28-200mm at 28mm, ISO 200, Exposure 2 minutes @ f/22)

I recently purchased a B+W 10 Stop ND filter and I’ve been looking for opportunities to try it out. My wife and I were on vacation last week and one evening I decided to try my hand at a long exposure landscape shot. I’m still learning the tricks to making long exposures work so this shot was as much of an experiment as anything. The sun was setting on the other side of the island but I had noticed that there were some clouds that were going to get some of the late sunlight. I headed to a spot which I thought might make an interesting composition and set up. I took a couple practice shots and then put on the 10 stop filter. The exposure was 2 minutes.

Post processing involved working to lighten up the tree area on the left which was rather dark in the raw image. I spent a little time with some curves layers trying to adjust the brightness/contrast of the rocky area in the foreground as well. I’m still contemplating a black and white version as well.

If you have any questions, comments or constructive feedback, please feel free to leave it below.

Copyright ©2011 James W. Howe – All rights reserved

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