One of my favourite “genres” if you wish, in photography, is long exposures. I love slowing motion down and creating moody images from moving clouds or water. Long exposures can be anywhere from 1 second to hours and hours long. My typical long exposure image is 30 seconds to 5 minutes. It depends on how fast the clouds are moving and what visual story I am trying to tell with the image. This image for example, taken near Sorvagsvatn Lake, the largest inland lake in the Faroe Islands shows the area, where in Viking times, slaves who were no longer useful, were simply flung off of the cliff top, or so the story goes. The angry clouds show the displeasure of the Viking gods. This image is a 61 second exposure, ISO 100 at f11. I used a Lee Big Stopper to give me enough exposure time. The image was shot in Bulb mode.
Several years ago I started a project I called “Imagine”. The purpose of this project was to entice Canadians to see more of Canada by showing them images of some of the beautiful places in Canada and asking them to “Imagine” what it would be like if they were standing in that spot. I have always thought that so many Canadians tend to travel to the Caribbean, or to Mexico or the US instead of staying here in our incredibly beautiful county. There is so much to see and do in this country and yet so few Canadians actually “see” it.
In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday I have put together a video of images I have taken across Canada. I hope you enjoy these images and that you can visit some of the stunning places that these images come from.
Happy 150th Birthday Canada!!
One of the most amazing parts of the Faroe Islands was the ever changing light. You would be photographing something in one direction, look over in another direction and the light would be amazing! Or you would be driving through rain, come around a bend or over a hilltop and amazing light would appear before you!
I am calling this one Road to the Light.