Project 365 – Day 240: Long exposure, HDR and a time lapsed skyline

August 27 2012

With the forecasters predicting thunderstorms would be hitting Montreal this afternoon I decided to head over to Ile Sainte Hélène hoping that I may be able to catch some lightning bolts over the city skyline.

Unfortunately (for my plans anyway), the thunderstorm didn’t materialize, so I had to make do with a couple of HDR and some long exposure shots of the Saint Lawrence river and the Montréal  skyline beneath some fairly standard clouds.

Montreal Skyline long exposure

Montreal Skyline long exposure
ISO 100 – 24mm – f16 – 53 secs

Montreal Skyline long exposure

Montreal Skyline long exposure
ISO 100 – 21mm – f19 – 90 secs

A rare self-portrait…and one that lasted 36 seconds 😉

Montreal Skyline long exposure

Montreal Skyline long exposure
ISO 100 – 18mm – f11 – 36 secs

Montreal Skyline HDR

Montreal Skyline HDR
ISO 100 – 24mm – f16 – 1/90 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Montreal Skyline HDR

Montreal Skyline HDR
ISO 100 – 24mm – f16 – 1/60 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Le Bateau Mouche tour boat

Le Bateau Mouche tour boat
ISO 100 – 70mm – f4.5 – 1/750 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

A bird on a rock

A bird on a rock
ISO 100 – 300mm – f5.6 – 1/350 sec

I hadn’t planned on making it a lengthy outing but I’ve been wanting to try the interval timer feature on the Nikon 7000 to do some time-lapse and I thought the location and the cloud movement made for an ideal opportunity for a test run. I ended up shooting over 1,000 frames (mostly at 5 second intervals). I didn’t have a lot of time for editing (and a few sections really needed the scissor treatment), but I was quite happy for a first test.

To view images in gallery format, simply click on one of the images below.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

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