Some mornings I wake up dreaming of what Hiroshi Sugimoto said about our planet — it is unique because it is the only place we know where water, light, and air have helped create life. Continue reading Your daily mOMent of zen
As I wrote earlier in the year, my goal for 2018 is that I want to learn how to express myself better on film. Long exposures are a form of expression for me, and it makes perfect sense that I would try and replicate some of my long exposure experiments on film. I want to get good enough and feel confident in what I am doing. (more…)
I had a chance to see Mount Fuji yesterday and managed to capture this image on my iPhone7Plus. I have been amazed by the sheer quality of the iPhone camera. This has no edits except slight adjustment of saturation and exposure. It was a 16 second exposure, made with Average Cam Pro app and the … Continue reading Mount Fuji
One of the best parts of this trip to Iceland was that I spent an inordinate amount of time doing long exposures, both on my Fuji xPro2 and Leica M-Monochrome. I used the Lee Filters on Fuji and B&W ND filters of various types on my Leica. The results were quite different on each.
The lake in the north of the country was about a mile and a half from where I was staying and as a result was a popular spot for me to try and make some long exposures. This was made with Fuji xPro2 and their 16mm lens. 11 seconds exposure at f16 with ISO 200. (Above)
Mother & baby seal — this iceberg reminded me of them so named my #5 in the long exposure series just that. It was quite fun to make this photo as this place was packed with tourists and really rude photographers who just kept entering the shot and ruining my various attempts. I normally don’t lose my shit, but I was close! So many attempts meant I ran out of my two batteries. Still I think all of the agony was worth it! (Above)
There are times when the whole thing feels upside down! (Above)
This is just a photo I love because it makes me feel so tranquil. Settings were f4/50mm-equivalent and exposed for about 40 seconds using a 3-stop ND filter! (Above)
Same lake, different point of view about an hour later. More light in the sky, less pink and more blue. (Above)
Another lake, early in the morning and sun peaked out for barely an hour. This is a 39 second exposure, ISO 200 at f11.(Above)
All photos made with Fuji xPro2 and a variety of lenses, including my go to lens, Fuji f2/35 WR lens. I used Lee Filters.