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Tutorial for Daytime Long exposure

Published February 1st, 2012

This dramatic shots at late sunset, after the sun has already fallen behind the mountains was achieved like this

First of all a definition of ND filter:

"In photography and optics, a neutral density filter or ND filter can be a colorless (clear) or grey filter. An ideal neutral density filter reduces and/or modifies intensity of all wavelengths or colors of light equally, giving no changes in hue of color rendition.

The purpose of standard photographic neutral density filters is to allow the photographer greater flexibility to change the aperture, exposure time and/or motion blur of subject in different situations and atmospheric conditions."

I used an ND filter of 10stops, which enabled me to achieve this long shutter speed at daytime, i used an B+W 110 filter. But, firstly i prefocused the shot, created the desired composition, because after the filter is mounted on the lens it makes it that dark and actually nothing is visible!

My focus point was somewhere right in the middle o ...

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