Long exposure shots

In the vein of trying to stay somewhat productive both in terms of photography and in terms of producing posts for this blog, I decided to go shoot some long exposure shots at the Stockholm central station. I brought my tripod, dslr and a bunch of lenses. I ended up using my standard zoom and my tokina wide angle 11-16.

I must admit that I am not overly enthusiastic over the photos I came back home with, but seeing as I was completely exhausted from work and still managed to get off my butt and pull this off, I am still satisfied from that perspective.

DSC_0010
My main problem was getting the right exposure time to draw out the line of people, but not make them disappear completely as ghost-like creatures. The correct exposure time would also depend on my distance to the motives. The closer to the motive, the shorter the exposure time was required.

DSC_0027
The second problem was getting an interesting composition. Eventually I realized that getting the both above points in the same shot was really, really hard. Somewhat frustrated I ended up packing up my kit and took the subway home instead. I ended up post processing three in a way  I havent successfully used before. High in contrast and few, strong colours.

DSC_0031

Just as I am posting this I realized that the two parts of these photos that I liked the most, the red and blue person to the right in the last photo, and the woman with the pink hat and the surrounding blue-ness, are taken from the exact view-point and could have been blended to one image in photoshop to create one, even better image. Darn it… What I on the other hand also realize is that I do enjoy this blog format, where I am free to post photos in groups, without being entirely satisfied with them. A liberating feeling versus for instance flickr.

/Martin

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s