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Dec 08, 2013 14:59 |  #5581

Eiro wrote in post #16493455 (external link)
This isn't directed at anyone in particular but an overall observation.I used to see shots with the big stopper and think wow these are great but now every time I see one the feeling is far from exciting. Everyone is doing it,it became like this cheesy HDR photography. Worst part about the big stopper craze the images just are not all that. Per every 1-2 great images that are show stoppers you got 10 that are like whatever or just suck.

"Everyone is doing it" I think you will find there are a lot of people doing every style of photography not just long exposures. Don't like it, don't look at a long exposure thread. Simple.


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Dec 08, 2013 16:44 |  #5582

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Dec 08, 2013 17:21 |  #5583

Yellowstone National Park, forget which waterfall/river. 63sec exposure, processing in Lightroom 5.2 and Nik Color Efex Pro 4:

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Dec 08, 2013 18:06 |  #5584

^^ Beauty!


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Dec 08, 2013 23:54 |  #5585

cuda2k wrote in post #16511740 (external link)
Yellowstone National Park, forget which waterfall/river. 63sec exposure, processing in Lightroom 5.2 and Nik Color Efex Pro 4:

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amazing shot. Nice work.


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Dec 09, 2013 09:23 |  #5586

Hey everyone!

I just ordered/received my "long exposure foundation kit"

Lee Filters Foundation Kit
Lee Filters Big Stopper
Lee Filters 77mm WA Adapter Ring
Lee Filters Cleaning Kit
Vello Shutterboss Version II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection (this should be arriving in the mail today!)

I have a couple of questions and would like to get people's input.

1) I have Bogen Manfrotto aluminum tripod that has a little bit of heft. However, I was wondering how many of you out there actually weigh your tripods down and what do you use?

2) I'll be shooting in bulb mode with the remote shutter, but do you guys also use silent shutter to reduce vibration even more, or just the standard? I shoot with a 5D3 for reference.

I know many have said to use your bags to weigh down the tripid, but once my camera and main lens (24-105L) is out of the bag, the weight is not as substantial anymore. I was thinking of maybe bring a 2 liter bottle filled with sand or water and hanging it from the hook on the tripod. I've actually rigged a 10 lbs plate to some wire and hung it from the tripod which worked pretty good. What are your solutions?

Thanks!

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Dec 09, 2013 10:24 |  #5587

I have a very lightweight tripod (Gitzo 1542T traveler) and I typically never weigh my tripod down. However, the situations I've been in have never really called for it. I've been in 25+mph winds at Niagara Falls and have never needed to weigh the tripod down, even for 30s+ exposures. I typically am low to the ground and close to the tripod so my body blocks some of the wind. If you've seen me, I have plenty of "body" to block wind with.

I usually shoot my long exposures in liveview mode so it locks up the mirror and there are no vibrations from mirror slap. I use bulb if the exposure is over 30s only. Otherwise I shoot manual. And yes, I have the RC-6 remote control hanging from a carabiner clip on my bag.


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Dec 09, 2013 13:00 |  #5588

I don't weigh my tripod down either and also use live view so that the mirror locks up. I keep meaning to weigh the tripod down but haven't had an issue so far even with really long exposures (5-10 mins+)


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Dec 09, 2013 13:43 |  #5589

Mirror slap isn't an issue for 30s exposures. Remember that a 10-stop filter sends through only 0.001 as much light during the mirror slap interval.


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Dec 09, 2013 14:23 |  #5590

pwm2 wrote in post #16513914 (external link)
Mirror slap isn't an issue for 30s exposures. Remember that a 10-stop filter sends throuhf only 0.001 as much light during the mirror slap interval.

It's really a matter of habit for me at this point. I won't be able to stop doing it. :D


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Dec 09, 2013 16:15 |  #5591

bzollinger wrote in post #16511836 (external link)
^^ Beauty!

azpix wrote in post #16512534 (external link)
amazing shot. Nice work.

Thank you, purchased my B+W 110 just before this trip and really enjoyed working with it. I actually dropped it on the bank of this river just moments after I took this series of shots. Thankfully it landed in the (soft??) sand/gravel and did not impact the rocks. Very close inspection showed no damage that I could detect.


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Dec 10, 2013 15:49 |  #5592

Oh,good one Mark! How could I have ever missed that button....Jeez,what was I thinking ?....Thanks to you,I now know where it is located.Thanks buddy,you're a life saver.

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The images haven't changed, you are just looking at too many of them. If this thread is your only source of long exposure photography, then should come here expecting to see the same thing over and over again. People new to the idea come here, they see something that impresses them, then they try to duplicate it and post their results here. Even the people who take quality photographs and share them here may be limited by the subject matter that is available to them.

You'll see the same thing in wedding forums, portrait forums, or any other place that specializes in a very narrow type of content. The solution for your particular issue is very simple, though:

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Dec 10, 2013 15:52 |  #5593

xpfloyd wrote in post #16511432 (external link)
"Everyone is doing it" I think you will find there are a lot of people doing every style of photography not just long exposures. Don't like it, don't look at a long exposure thread. Simple.

Agreed Eddie. You're right on point!
Didn't say I didn't like it though.


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Dec 10, 2013 16:04 as a reply to  @ Eiro's post |  #5594

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Dec 10, 2013 18:02 |  #5595

Eiro wrote in post #16493455 (external link)
This isn't directed at anyone in particular but an overall observation.I used to see shots with the big stopper and think wow these are great but now every time I see one the feeling is far from exciting. Everyone is doing it,it became like this cheesy HDR photography. Worst part about the big stopper craze the images just are not all that. Per every 1-2 great images that are show stoppers you got 10 that are like whatever or just suck.

I'm not sure how long you have been observing photographs, but you should understand that equipment does not make a great image, talent does.




  
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