Long Exposure

Joshua Hakin

Link Posted 20/12/2008 - 21:45
This was taken on the shores of Lake Superior in Ontario this summer.
I was waiting for the sun to set to get some nice effects from the water with a long exposure.
This one was a 30sec @ f22 exposure.... it took a few tries to get one this sharp! The waves were actually crashing quite hard... I found it amusing to get such a quiet peaceful image from such a thunderous event!


Link Posted 20/12/2008 - 22:01
It's mono, it's wonderful, it's fine art!

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Link Posted 20/12/2008 - 22:27
Very nice, the tones are so well controlled.

What lens and focal length out of interest? The perspective suggests quite wide angle.


Joshua Hakin

Link Posted 20/12/2008 - 23:08
thanks for the comments!
Yes Mike indeed you are correct!
It was the DA16-45 set at 16mm.... in fact my first shot actually had the tripod leg in it


Link Posted 21/12/2008 - 10:53
Beautiful! Did you have to use NDs to get the long exposure?

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Link Posted 21/12/2008 - 12:50
Fine art - s/b displayed for the public's pleasure.


I'm glad to see you here on the forum again!

Your visits are too rare.

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Link Posted 21/12/2008 - 12:56
Cracking image Joshua,

These are the photos I love seeing here.. the ones that inspire me to go and (attempt to) do something similar. Looks like it's off to the seaside boxing day..



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Link Posted 21/12/2008 - 16:44
I really like that Joshua and I am going to have to attempt to imitate that now
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Link Posted 21/12/2008 - 17:51
I am deeply jealous..... welcome back!

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Link Posted 21/12/2008 - 18:20
Tremendous shot Joshua, this has to be the best image posted here this year, anyone like to second that?
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Link Posted 21/12/2008 - 18:23
I think I already have!

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Link Posted 21/12/2008 - 18:24
impotentspider wrote:
Tremendous shot Joshua, this has to be the best image posted here this year, anyone like to second that?

I've already firsted it!


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Link Posted 21/12/2008 - 20:18

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Link Posted 21/12/2008 - 21:40
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Joshua Hakin

Link Posted 22/12/2008 - 05:11
My God! I am astounded by the response!
Thank you so much!
It was a huge effort for me to get this shot, and I posted it because it resonates with me on many levels.
It was on the shore of lake Superior in Ontario and I managed to find the 14km road that lead from the highway to the beach 1 hour before sunset... the road was very rough and was just 2 tire ruts through the forest... it took 45 mins just to drive 14kms in my 4x4truck then find a good spot o the beach to try and capture a few shots I had already imagined in my head. This image was one I didnt pre-visualize... so it was a treat for me to get it....
I used a polarizer on the lens to add exposure time and enhance the silky water affect.
What really struck me was how peaceful the shot looked... when the reality of the scene was pounding waves that seriously made nervous as I got as close as I could to include them in the frame.

Then I had a 45 min drive back through the woods in the dark... I was pleased to pull this photo up on my laptop later to see the detail.
I am thrilled you all like it too!
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