It's a bird

by Vian Esterhuizen

submit your photo

Hall of Fame
View past winners from this year

Please participate in Meta
and help us grow.

Tag Info

Hot answers tagged


Here's the text from the proposal that's causing the stir, and it's indeed troublesome to say the least: Considers that the commercial use of photographs, video footage or other images of works which are permanently located in physical public places should always be subject to prior authorisation from the authors or any ...


You could practice getting long exposures of roadways with moving cars, assuming you have some of those available... that's probably my most common reason for messing with an ND filter, since I don't really like the look of moving cars frozen in place. Image below is a 1-second exposure of the Arroyo Seco Parkway. Something that I just thought of to add ...


You don't need waterfalls, beaches, or volcanos to test what exposure length your camera can handle without excessive noise, ISO settings, tripod issues, sunlight versus cloudy, etc. You can test all that in your back yard. The only thing you can't test that way is optimal length of exposure for the effect you are trying to achieve. However, that is ...


This might sound lame but you could use a hose or tap to make your own "waterfalls". Even putting objects in the way to change the path of the water and see what it does to the water trails. Try it at different times of day or different light to see how it affects the outcome. All my long exposures have always been a very digital age way of doing it. Try ...


Here is the draft on "harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society": Note the paragraph numbered 16. There are amendments here: ...


One possibility is the combination of a long exposure time + flash; you do the long exposure for the sky and, at the end of the exposure, you use a flash/strobe to expose the house/model (in this case). Of course you have to take into account the placement of the flash, so it wouldn't shine directly at your lens, but I believe this is possible.


but let's say the photographer didn't have possibility to turn off the light there... Why not? You are making it artificially complicated by not allowing it without knowing if it was indeed not possible. Maybe he just did it this way. Turning a light off can be as simple as covering it with something. Take a look at how the shadows of the framework ...

Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible