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.
The sunset did not really materialize this evening down at Cootes Bay so I turned to something that I have started shooting over the last couple of years and really enjoy, long exposures. This shot was created using a Lee 10 Stop (The Big Stopper) and a Lee 3 Stop Soft Edge Graduated Neutral Density filter.
ISO – 100
221 Second Exposure (Bulb Mode)
21mm Focal Length