|Longer exposure made possible with Vari-ND|
|Original photo, no filter|
"What do I do in a situation like this where there's no chance of getting reflections in the rippling water? I quickly consider shooting an extra-long exposure. In the pre-dawn light, I set up my Nikon D800e and 24-70mm Nikkor lens on a solid tripod along the shore and I pre-visualized my shot.
"Without any filter, the base exposure for the image was around 1/8 sec. at ISO 100. Even at this relatively slow shutter speed, the ripples in the water were fairly distracting. Fortunately, I had packed my Singh-Ray Vari-ND filter which enables me to add from two to eight additional f-stops of density to my exposures. As seen in the image at the top of this story, the longer exposures significantly blurred the water, making the foreground less distracting. Without this filter, I would not have gotten the kind of interesting shots from this location under the conditions we faced.
|Reflection control made possible with Vari-N-Duo|
|Original image, no polarizing|
In 2004, Jason established Luminescence of Nature Photography dedicated to outdoor photography and education. The author of several eBooks on photography, he also conducts workshops and on-line training for photographers around the world.
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