After the solar eclipse, we'll have a bunch of cheap (or expensive) filters lying around. Aside from pictures of sun spots, what can we do with them?
They may useful for taking pictures of other things with long exposures, such as landscapes with many people. If the exposure is long enough, and the people move around, they may "disappear".
This was ISO 1000, 30 second exposure so it may be possible to get a minute or 2 exposure in bright sun at ISO 100
The down sides:
- The white balance is off, but might be correctable in post
- Mine needs a bit of taping to eliminate a light leak
- Need to work completely in manual mode to set exposure and may need several shots to get a decent exposure
- Any leaves and branches in a wind are blurred
- It's a bit grainy to my eyes, but maybe some smoothing could be applied
Posted in this sub-forum as the discussions about solar filters are here.