Vancouver Waterfront Reflections (long exposures)

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by phrenic, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. phrenic

    phrenic Regular

    Nov 14, 2012
    (I've also posted this set FujiXspot--I guess there's some overlap between all of Amin's communities, and some people who are only on one site--apologies if you've seen it already!)

    Hi folks,

    Had some fun enjoying some mist and fog by the waterfront last night. Tried a couple different PP styles, some are close to SOOC, others are hopefully not overcooked. The X-E1 is nice for slower paced photography. Shot with a combination of 35mm 1.4 and SuperTakumar 85mm 1.8. Stopped down I can't tell any difference IQ wise.

    C&C always welcome. Hopefully this isn't too repetitive. :)

    DSCF2726 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr

    DSCF2727 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr

    DSCF2728 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr

    DSCF2730 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr

    DSCF2733 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr

    DSCF2734 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr

    DSCF2735 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr

    DSCF2738 by illvilliaNY, on Flickr
  2. davidw

    davidw Regular

    Aug 4, 2012
    nice photos. what was the exposure and was it 15 seconds ?
  3. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    Beautiful set!
    Thanks for sharing,
  4. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    I was just there a month ago, and I recognize that spot. Such a beautiful place, and well captured. Those look fantastic.
  5. phrenic

    phrenic Regular

    Nov 14, 2012
    Thanks guys, glad you liked them.

    Exposures were slightly different depending on the weather conditions but iirc, all ISO 200, f7.1-8, exposure times ranged from 8s-30s (with 3 stop nd filter).
  6. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    So the ND filter was just used to stretch out the exposure to the longest time you could get away with at that ISO / f stop? Like, to better blur the water motion, etc?
  7. phrenic

    phrenic Regular

    Nov 14, 2012
    Yep, I thought I might as well give it a try since I had the filter in my bag already. I didn't swap it around too much on the 2 lenses I brought as I found it a bit fiddly to be juggling the camera stuff and the umbrella as I shot under a light drizzle. I also have a 10 stop ND filter that I have been meaning to try time maybe. :)

    And as a correction to my earlier post, the exposure times were generally a bit shorter than I thought they were. The first shot was 1/125 handheld, the others ranged from 3-15 seconds in general. 30 seconds for the last shot..was it worth the extra wait? lol
  8. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Veteran

    Jul 8, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris Leskovsek
    great work!. number 4 is my fav!