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    Default My First attempts with slow shutter speed

    Hi all,

    Any thoughts, tips etc on these? Taken on an 1100d with 18-55 with an Polarising filter. Am getting ND filters next week. I think these may be a bit over exposed.

    Thanks for any feedback

    http://imgur.com/pO1c3qV,TdxkfBU,12y8ddB,fJWtiIX#0
    (It should show 4 photos)

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    Nice subjects and exposue ok but need to make the time of exposure longer - the ND will help. You'd probably need ND8 or 12 to get a decent long exposure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Andrews View Post
    Nice subjects and exposue ok but need to make the time of exposure longer - the ND will help. You'd probably need ND8 or 12 to get a decent long exposure.
    Yes i will be buying a few different ND filters tomorrow. Thanks

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    Like #3. A straight horizon and removing the sensor dust spots can be done in PP. Copy and paste the BB code so we can see the pics here too:


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    St Clair pylons? You could also try taking the shot near sunrise/set when the light is low while you wait for ND filters. I'd the say the bggest improvement would be to straighten the horizon, most photo editing programs should be able to fix that for you.
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    Yes this is St clair. Horizon went bad as i rushed it because it started to rain (Buying a hotshoe level). Im going to figure out if it is sensor dust or just dirt on the filter. I have waited for sunrise / sunset but haven't had good luck with the weather. Also i saw your tunnel beach shots riley, i have wanted to shoot there for over a year but have never had a chance. Will try get there in the next week. Thanks for all the feedback though!

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    Hey looks like a great attempt for your first long exposure shoot! My suggestions...Because there is little detail in the sky (no clouds) I wouldnt have as much sky in the photo. Also if you had got the full reflection of the pylons in the photo it would have a much better composition! And of course the horizon level is very distracting! Keep it up once you get that ND! They are alot of fun to play around with!
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