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Writing with Light

Posts tagged “10 stop ND filter

Divine Inspiration

At the end of the day, when you’re faced with a scene such as this, it’s nothing short of miraculous. Have a great week everyone.

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Sunset, Tel Aviv, Israel, Gordon Beach, beach, long exposure, sun rays, water

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The View from Nepenthe

In 1947 Lolly and Bill Fassett bought a log cabin in Big Sur, California with the dream of building a restaurant where people from up and down the coast could come and eat and drink under the sun and stars and marvel at the spectacular views of the Big Sur coastline. The name of the restaurant is Nepenthe and today it’s still owned and operated by Lolly & Bill’s children and grandchildren. The views of Big Sur are indeed spectacular but unfortunately on the day that I was there it was shrouded in fog. I certainly wasn’t going to get the image I was dreaming off (looks like I’ll have to make another trip out to California 🙂 ) but decided to try to see what I could do with the fog and my 10 Stop ND filter.

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Nepenthe, Big Sur, California, Pacific Coast, PCH, fog, mist, view, mountains, long exposure, travel photography


Pfeiffer Beach

Pfeiffer Beach is located in the heart of Big Sur. It was tough to find and if you’re driving south almost impossible. We stopped to ask directions and were told to turn right at the yellow yield sign. Ok we did and sure enough after driving about a mile or so down a very narrow one lane road we came upon this beautiful gem. It’s unfortunate that I wasn’t able to get here at sunrise or sunset but sometimes itineraries dictate otherwise.

This was an 11 sec. exposure using my 10-stop ND filter at f/9. I processed the image in colour and black and white. Which one do you prefer.

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Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, California, State Park, rock, long exposure, travel photography, colour

Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, California, State Park, rock, long exposure, travel photography, black and white


A Splash of Red

Project 52 Entry #49

Port Credit is located on the south shore of Lake Ontario in the City of Mississauga just west of Toronto. It’s commonly referred to as “the village by the lake” and in the summer it hosts jazz festivals, waterfront festivals and annual boat show. The summer is a busy place in Port Credit but spring is a perfect time to walk around and enjoy the sights and sounds before the crowds overtake it.

Last week I received a 10-stop ND filter that I had ordered and thought what better place to try it out then to shoot by the water.  The image below is my first attempt at using the  filter. The water was pretty choppy because (although you can’t see it) there were boats passing by before the exposure. I think I still need more practice though as I would have liked the water & clouds to have been a little bit smoother.

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