Those of you that have been following me for a long time will have seen what is in today’s image many times. I’m up at the mallee visiting my mother again and to get my car serviced.
Today I just have an image for you. It was taken last week and is of St Kilda Pier. I was down there with a friend at sunrise and we were going to make the trip out on the rocks to do some long exposures, but it had been raining and we weren’t sure how safe it would be to walk out on the rocks. I was going to go, and I had my camera around my neck, but thought I should put it in my bag, just in case I slipped. I decided to take a couple of quick shots first, then I saw the photos on the back of the camera and thought, I have to do a long exposure here.
Over on the other blog it is Monochrome Madness 3-1, and, as I usually do, I put up a photo, the following one.
I took this last week when I was exploring some areas around central Victoria. This is the dam wall for the dam at Cairn Curran Reservoir. It seemed like a good chance to use my filters and do a long exposure.
The Formatt Hitech Firecrest 16 ND filter was used for this four minute exposure.
Long exposures are great in monochrome, but I don’t believe it is the only way to do them. I like seeing how they also look in colour. I get a choice then. I have never been a firm believer that black and white is so much better than colour.
In this case, perhaps the monochrome is better.
It is interesting to do. I like getting the two and doing the comparisons. It is a technique that I’m working on and the results work sometimes, and other times, like this time, they don’t.