Forgotten in its old age

by Aditya

submit your photo


Hall of Fame
View past winners from this year

Please participate in Meta
and help us grow.

Take the 2-minute tour ×
Photography Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for professional, enthusiast and amateur photographers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have this problem of long exposure in harsh light. This in a lake side where I wanted to get that silky movement of water with a stone in foreground. However, since the daylight was harsh my images were over exposed and much of the details were lost. How should I get that silky look of water with long exposure in a harsh daylight?

share|improve this question
    
Take a look at photo.stackexchange.com/questions/21731/… (and its linked questions) and photo.stackexchange.com/questions/25166/… -- do either of them answer your question? –  drewbenn Jul 13 '12 at 7:29
    

2 Answers 2

up vote 6 down vote accepted

You can either change the aperture to a smaller value, but this might not be enough, so you would need to use a ND filter which will reduce the intensity of the light, thus allowing you to use a longer shutter speed and still achieve a good picture.

share|improve this answer
    
Thanks , I shall considering buying on from ebay. –  Vinayak Kolagi Jul 13 '12 at 9:14

I would recommend using a 10-stop ND filter to cut the amount of light entering the lens. It works wonders :-)

share|improve this answer
1  
Do note that a 10-stop ND filter will very likely give you an essentially black viewfinder. Live View or a similar feature will help if your camera is equipped with it, otherwise you pretty much will need to compose (and possibly focus) first, then put on the ND filter for exposure metering and exposure. –  Michael Kjörling Jul 13 '12 at 11:10

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.