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Friday, July 13, 2007

Beach at Night

A while ago I visited a website of an artist who takes pictures in total darkness doing exposures for hours. The images are very intriguing, and that's I guess why I still remember this. I will post a link once I've found it again.
So here is the story. A couple of days ago, Cagil and I went to the beach and after the sun was gone, I tried to do something like that. Because of the lanterns on the near boardwalk, it was not totally dark and I only needed to do exposures of around 15 minutes with ISO 100.
This is what it looks like.

The white blurry areas are the waves obviously. The little light in the back blinked from time to time, which came out quite bright.
Also interesting: besides a lot of grain, you can see how the stars "move" on the sky because of earth rotation.

And what I found most surprising: Because of the light from the near boardwalk, you can actually see a very ghosty shadow of my tripod on top of the blurry waves. This is on the right side of the image.


Anonymous said...

i love this kind of photography, and i use it a lot of time. last time i make a 3sec shot of the "pusteblume brunnen" spring.
it is like sitting in a timemachine and the world around you goes crazy ;)

greets to the usa,


Anonymous said...

Nice Pictes,interesting story.
weiter so !


Lara's Photography said...

I enjoying watching people experiment with new/different things. This is very good Oliver, do you plan on doing it more often?

Oliver said...

Yes, I will. With this kind of photography you never really know what the result will look like.

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