Project 365 – Day 219: First shots using the B+W ND 3.0 filter
August 6 2012
I decided the other day to splash out and add a B+W ND 3.0 filter to my kit. For those unfamiliar with Neutral Density filters, they are available in different strengths that allow you to shoot at longer exposures than would otherwise be possible – great for smoothing water and clouds in daylight. The B+W 3.0provides a light intensity reduction of ten f-stops – apparently enough even to shoot steel furnaces and incinerators, not that I come into contact with any of these very often….but if I do, now at least I can photograph them :-)
With some fairly strong winds blowing today I thought it would be a good opportunity to take it out for a test.
Not having too much time to be out shooting today I chose to take a couple of quick shots down at Place d’Armes. Actually having a piece of black glass screwed on the front of the lens meant the shots weren’t actually that quick.
I had thought the clouds would have turned out a bit softer than they did given the strong wind, but guess they weren’t moving as fast as I thought. Anyway, quite happy with the first test and looking forward to trying some water shots and more urban landscape in the coming days.
While I was taking my photos, this colour coordinated group in blue, yellow and green caught my attention.
I passed through Place des Arts on the way back and the fountains were catching the light nicely.
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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.