Technique & Approach #18 - ND Filter - Comparison

A while back I arose before sparrow fart and headed off to the coast at Sandgate/ Shorncliffe. 

 Unfiltered - Aperture priority f/8 (ish), 100 speed Ilford, 28mm (manual focus set to infinity)

Unfiltered - Aperture priority f/8 (ish), 100 speed Ilford, 28mm (manual focus set to infinity)

 Variable ND +9 - full manual - f/8, 30sec, 100 speed Ilford, 28mm (manual focus set to infinity)

Variable ND +9 - full manual - f/8, 30sec, 100 speed Ilford, 28mm (manual focus set to infinity)

Either photo has it's own qualities. Both are the same setting, the only difference is the use of an ND filter. Blocking out more light allowing for a much longer shutter duration, the result? Blurred lines. Drama, a cinematic look, I guess. The extreme vignetting comes also from the ND filter and wide angle lens. Both photos are straight from developer / scanner.

A tripod and cable release was used for both and is highly recommended in low light and especially when doing long exposures (< 1/20th). Manfrotto is my preferred brand.

Shot Ilford 100, Canon A1, Sigma 28mm.

 Purchased from BH Photo Video New York. They stock a range of photographic accessories. Including filters, film, tripods, etc.

Purchased from BH Photo Video New York. They stock a range of photographic accessories. Including filters, film, tripods, etc.