Experiments with time I by Vikram Franklin

Started experimenting with long exposures …. I have a long way to go to get what I envisioned in my head … here’s try number 1 from this morning (first try during broad daylight – I’ve done long exposures at night and at pre-dawn when the light is very, very low).

Nikon D80
Nikkor 18-135 at 20mm
f/9.5 at 30 secs
HiTech 10-Stop ND Filter

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  • PeterBusser
    PeterBusserover 5 years ago

    Amazing first try, Vikram! The balancing blue and green is wonderful. The water surfcce looks very smooth. Even softer than the clouds reflected in it. Keep experimenting :-)

  • Thanks so much Peter – to get the effect I really want, I need to go to over 90 secs I think …. just seems so contrary to what my brain says is the ‘correct’ exposure!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 5 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous Vikram, and this is a first try? Wow!

  • Thanks Joanne – well not exactly very first try …. I have done long exposures before – but usually at pre-dawn/dawn when it’s very low-light.
    This is my first time getting out well into the day and shooting 30 sec plus exposures.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • blueeyesjus
    blueeyesjusover 5 years ago

    Amazing capture Vikram and such brilliant cool tones, it must have been a very still morn as there is absolutely no movement in the trees over such a long exposure, great work

  • Thanks – mixed feelings about the stillness … I wished there was more cloud movement …. but it did help cut down on the leaf movement.
    Calm before the storm it was … that was just stillness before the rain. That blue in the sky was chased away in no time!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Rebecca Cozart
    Rebecca Cozartover 5 years ago


  • Thank you so much Rebecca!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • TickerGirl
    TickerGirlover 5 years ago

    Beautiful tones, great job Vikram!

  • Thank you so much Monika!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • sfmilner
    sfmilnerover 5 years ago

    Greetings Vikram; A beautiful work of art. Quite stunning. Keep doing what you are doing my friend.

  • Thank you so much for your encouragement my friend!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 5 years ago

    Beautifully smooooooth young man! Great experiment indeed! The colours and calmness are amazing :)

  • Thank you Shelly!! I always so look forward to your comments!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • monaiman
    monaimanover 5 years ago

    Fantastic result Vikram !!

  • Thank you!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputover 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot Vikram, can’t wait to see # 2 and up

  • Thanks Nat!! # 2 will need to wait for the weekend!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 5 years ago

    Beautiful tones here Vikram, and so smooth indeed! I’m looking forward to more!

  • Thanks Ursula!! I love that 10-stop!!!

    – Vikram Franklin

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