ND Filter Experiments

Ive been experimenting with a 10 stop ND Filter. 10 stops is a little dark for most applications, and Ill have to invest in some weaker filters in the future. ND Filters blur any movement during the exposure, so I try to always take a photo with the ND off first, so I can mask in anything I want to stay static.

I visited Rock Glen Conservation Area to try out some “silky water photos.”

Here is the photo without the ND. There were a couple of “kids” up on the waterfall, but I thought that would just be one more thing to mask out. I blurred them here “to protect the innocent,” although your not supposed to go up there, so lets say “semi-innocent.”

 

SOOC

(Straight Out Of Camera)

 

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EXIF:

Nikon D810
Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8
24mm
f/14
1/50s
64 ISO

 

Lightroomed

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And here is the shot with the ND on after the kids moved.

SOOC

(Straight Out Of Camera)

 

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EXIF:

Nikon D810
Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8
24mm
f/8
20s
64 ISO

 

Lightroomed

 

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You can see that the trees have moved during the shoot, so I layered the photos in Photoshop, and masked out the movement of the trees, and the half naked dudes.

 

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Tips on using ND filters