A Bit More Than Driftwood

I took a quick trot down to Lower Holbrook and my stretch of beach this lunchtime armed with my 2 cameras, one digital, one film and my 16 stop ND filter. This shot took 350 seconds to take..just short of 6 minutes. You then have to wait another 6 minutes whilst the camera sorts out all the noise issues this length of exposure takes – so in all the actual physical taking of the photograph took 12 minutes, give or take. I was going to turn this black and white…in fact I did, but didn’t like its look so reverted it to colour.

Whilst I was waiting for the digital camera to do its stuff I finished off my first black and white film with my new, old film camera. Hopefully this will be winging its way to be developed tomorrow, I can then gaze at a bunch of blank pieces of card as I try and work out what went wrong ­čśë

Because things regularly go wrong…I took a second long exposure shot after this one…but forgot to cover up┬áthe eye piece viewfinder ┬ámeaning that light leaked into the camera and ruined the second shot…it was then time to pack up and dash back to work…

About the author

I’m an amateur photographer who enjoys music. I’m a member of the Bishops Stortford Camera club and have embarked on my 2nd 365 journey – I completed my first one back in 2012.

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    293/365v3 – All Saints Church, Crowfield, Suffolk
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    268/365v3 – Reclining Figure
  • 265/365v3 – Film Noir
    265/365v3 – Film Noir
  • 262/365v3 – Stuck up a tree
    262/365v3 – Stuck up a tree

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