Last Sunday, I decided to take my camera out to experiment with my new B+W ND110 filter (1000x). This image is a 90 seconds exposure shot during day light as the sun was setting. For those who have not used an ND110 filter, it’s a 10 stops loss of light neutral density filter. One can’t see anything through the view finder with this filter on.
It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been too busy. Last Thanksgiving, I attended yet another funeral. In the last twelve months, we’ve lost three family members due to cancer.
Needing a break from editing funeral photos, I took my camera out to a local beach. I spent two hours on the sand and did nothing but watched the perpetual tides and thought about my own mortality. At sunset, I put on this pitch-black ND110 filter on my lens as if I wanted to see with my eyes closed. At the end of the day, I came home with a few beautiful exposures. I realized that it doesn’t matter what type of equipment I use or what the circumstances are, I tend to photograph what my heart tells me: I like to stay in the light. Light does penetrate the darkest places if given enough time. For those who are in the dark, remember that you always have a choice. We might be living on borrowed time, but we do have choices.
PS: I probably will not be able to post again until next year. To all my viewers and followers, I wish you all a Happy Holiday Season.
EXIF & Info
- Canon EOS 5D
- Canon EF 17-40mm F4L USM
- Lee 0.6 hard-edge GND; BW ND110
- Gitzo GT3530S + RRS BH-55 LR ballhead
- [F8] [90s] [19mm] [ISO 50]
- Exposure Mode:
- Date Taken:
- December 13, 2009
- December 16, 2009 at 12:08 am