The experimentation continues – ND Filter

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Like any good science experiment the ND Filter needed another run. Last time it seemed like a great idea to head out this morning and attempt to get some sunrise photos. This morning the plan didn’t seem quite so great, somehow I still managed to convince Mystery DIY Man he’d love to get up before first light on a Sunday. He was under the impression that we were just heading out to take a few photos of the sunrise and then he could go back to bed – 147photos, 3 locations and a meal later. Sorry!

We started the morning looking down the Dunedin Habour, I had wanted to go down the beach at St Clair but nature was against me. I found it tricky to make my sunrise photos match what I was actually seeing, but the red/pink skies were still reasonably impressive. Following on from the old saying ‘red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning’  it has indeed started raining. I tried some photos of the sunrise with the ND Filter – but they were a bit over-exposed so I won’t expose them in public.

Next stop – St Clair Beach where I wanted to take some photos of the old wooden piles that were there as a historical beach erosion control system. I suspect these are some of the most photographed pieces of wood in Dunedin, but I was really interested to try the ND Filter out on them. Thankfully the weather was packing in when I was trying to take the photos so I could have some reasonably long exposures. Tricky part was the large surf rolling in, long exposures made it look really misty.

Still not satisfied after a wee sojourn for breakfast and a few library books I decided a walk up to the Ross Creek Reservoir would let me try out the ND Filter even more. After a few off-track excursions I managed to snap a few images of moving water. I have almost got the Triangle of Exposure thing sorted. Almost.

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