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It has been a very busy week, and well, I’m trying to catch my breath, so today I just have one image for you.  One that I took in Woomelang the night before I left. I used my neutral density filter and the image was a 10 minute exposure.  I love the way the sky went.

I am going to leave it there today.  I hope you are having a good day.

 

94 Comments
  1. Magnifique photo!

    October 9, 2014
  2. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez #

    I love that pinkish-lavendarish sky! Did I ever tell you I am color blind? I remember the barn/shearing shed. The rust adds to the charm. 🙂

    October 9, 2014
    • No you didn’t Jackie, can you see the colours in the image? Thanks Jackie, I should start comparing the rust and see if it is getting more. 😀

      October 9, 2014
      • Jackie Saulmon Ramirez #

        There are certain shades of reds, blues and greens that I do not see. I still see, just not those shades. My daughters tell me I get colors wrong sometimes. It doesn’t stop me from enjoying what I do see. 🙂

        October 10, 2014
      • That is incredible, unusual for a woman too, isn’t it, it is usually men that are colour blind. I love purple, can you see purple? I have heard it is like seeing the colours but they look like they are all the same colour?

        October 10, 2014
      • Jackie Saulmon Ramirez #

        My father was color blind; he could not tell blue, brown or green apart at all. Someone always had to pick out his clothes.

        I did not know until a doctor discovered it and he said I could see colors except for certain shades. Because I was always like this, I know what I was taught as each color like purple, red, green and so on. However it looks to me may not be a true color. I see reds, just not the same way you do. Sometimes my daughters tell me that what I identify as a shade of red may actually be a shade of orange. …. It’s my father’s genes, but at least I see well enough not to dress like he did. 🙂 I wonder now if that is why I love black and white so much. Hmm.

        October 10, 2014
      • Oh now, I don’t know what my fathers excuse was. LOL

        Do you ever wonder if we all see colours the same anyway. I often wonder if we do, what I see as red, may not be the same as other people do. Maybe that is why we are all attracted to different colours. Thanks for sharing this with me, it is really fascinating.

        October 10, 2014
      • Jackie Saulmon Ramirez #

        The first day the doctor told me I did not see certain shades of colors I wondered about that. I told the kids and their question was, “Which shades don’t you see?” I have to laugh because if that doctor had not told me I might never have known. But as the girls grew there would be instances where we would have disagreements on what a particular color is exactly.

        It is fascinating but there is no way I will ever know which shades. My father was kept out of military service because of color blindness. I wondered about his not seeing green… did all leaves and grass look another color? I was puzzled by that. He told me once that since he has always viewed colors the same that he would never know and I think it wiuld be the same for me.

        The test the eye doctor gives us with colored dots that have a hidden number is how they can tell. I guess they could expand that to find out but that would cost money.

        About the military exemption, dad was kept out because he could not tell a red light from a green light. That is why they put traffic lights in a certain order. In war, troops must know a red light from a plain or green light and my dad couldn’t tell.

        Oh my, you and I both will fall asleep wondering about this tonight! 😀

        October 10, 2014
      • It is interesting, or I imagine it would be interesting to hear the conversations you have all had around colour.

        I have seen those test cards they use to see if people are colour blind, needless to say I’m not. It is the same here, with people who are colour blind and the traffic lights are the same.
        I think so too, I’m falling asleep sitting here, time for me to go to sleep I think.

        October 10, 2014
  3. Great photo Leanne!

    October 9, 2014
  4. Wow nice one Leanne. I must try to get some slower shutter shots. I really like the cloud effect at the slower shutter speed. Is that the old shearing shed – it just gets better 🙂

    October 9, 2014
    • I think I like those slower shutter speeds, if the ND400 isn’t enough then you can also stack other ND filters as well, which is pretty cool. Yes, that is the old shearing shed, I like getting photos of it in different lights. Thanks Kaz.

      October 9, 2014
  5. Amy #

    A 10 minute exposure, Wow!!! Breathtaking!

    October 9, 2014
    • Yep, amazing what you can get, thanks Amy.

      October 9, 2014
  6. This is really beautiful, Leanne. 🙂

    October 9, 2014
  7. Great effect with the stopper. Love it.

    October 9, 2014
  8. Wow, wow, wow. I love the velvety texture of the sky. Now i want to move to where you live because there is not much of a landscape here where i live.

    October 9, 2014
    • Thank you, I actually don’t live there, my mum is close by, so I get to photograph it all the time when I go.

      October 9, 2014
  9. Very nice image!

    October 9, 2014
  10. What a great sky! I need to start thinking about really long exposures. This is really nice.

    October 9, 2014
    • They are really interesting Robin, you really never know what you will get, though having to wait for each exposure can be hard. Thanks Robin.

      October 9, 2014
  11. This is a wow sky for sure. I have not experimented with neutral density filters, and I would not have thought to use one to slow down the shutter speed like that. I guess that dramatically changed the look of the clouds?

    October 9, 2014
    • Thank you Dave, if you love really slowed down water, like marshmallow or something, the neutral density filters are a must, and for doing great weird skies. Yes, it certainly did change the clouds, I didn’t realise they were moving like that. Though it was really windy.

      October 9, 2014
      • I really am not a fan of marshmallow water, but I love the sky. I’m going to get a set of those filters and try them. Thanks.

        October 10, 2014
      • The one I used to get this shot was a ND400, or 9 stops, I think it is, so it looks black. Just remember to close or cover your eyepiece when you use it.

        October 10, 2014
  12. Susan Portnoy #

    Wow.. just love the look of the sky.. pastel heaven!

    October 9, 2014
    • I like that description Susan, thank you.

      October 9, 2014
  13. I love it too!!

    October 9, 2014
  14. Sensational image,Leanne. I think I need to get one of these filters and experiment! Chris

    October 9, 2014
    • They are great Chris, and if you love experimenting you will have a lot of fun with it. Thanks

      October 9, 2014
  15. Stunning. Beautiful color.

    October 9, 2014
  16. beautiful sky!

    October 9, 2014
  17. A lovely photo. Did you have to shoot a lot of test shots before you found the perfect exposure time?

    October 9, 2014
    • I didn’t really know what I would get so I took one at 1 minute, 2 minutes, 3, 4, 5 and 10 minutes and then looked on the computer to see which one was the best. I liked this one the most.
      Thanks Cardinal.

      October 9, 2014
      • It’s basically the same technique I rely on when shooting long exposures. It would have been great if you were able to see the result in the live view. When shooting long exposures my screen only shows the timer, so I have to experiment.

        October 9, 2014
      • Yes, possibly, it would be good, but I don’t mind waiting till I get it on the computer.

        October 9, 2014
  18. That’s stunning. I guess filters are a good reason to use DSLRs…good, I need some motivation to get back to mine.

    October 9, 2014
    • Oh yes Nia, you need to be able to put your camera on manual and have an intervalometer so you can control how long the exposure is. Maybe I can help with the motivation. Thanks Nia.

      October 9, 2014
  19. Take it easy Leanne.

    October 9, 2014
  20. One image only, but so beautiful and magic! Well done, Leanne! Thanks so much! 🙂 Fabio

    October 9, 2014
    • Yes, only one, thank you Fabio. 😀

      October 9, 2014
  21. Nice one!

    October 9, 2014
  22. A perfect way to leave it for the day Leanne, MM 🍀

    October 9, 2014
  23. Whoa. That is awesome! I love the color and how the clouds blur in the sky.

    October 9, 2014
    • Thank you Eric, I loved the way the clouds blurred, it was pretty cool.

      October 9, 2014
  24. That’s so beautiful Leanne, so very atmospheric… I’ve recently bought a variable neutral density filter, it twiddles around (like a circular polariser) from normal to totally black, and so far I’ve only been playing about with it but I’ve not tried any really long exposure shots yet. I find it really odd to be trying to photograph something I can’t actually see in the frame because the lens is totoally dark – I guess it’s just a case of trial and error until you get the hang of it? A ten minute exposure, wow, that’s such a long time, but it looks like the results are so worth it! Thank you for inspiring me to give it a try 🙂

    October 9, 2014
    • Thank you Ruth, I love that. I got one of those filters, but it was a very cheap one and it really wasn’t worth the month, I will probably have to throw it away. It is odd photographing something like that. You can do lots of them really.

      October 9, 2014
      • Oh dear, I guess mine won’t be very good either, then 😦 but I’ll maybe give it a try nonetheless!

        October 9, 2014
      • You never know Ruth, give it a go and see.

        October 9, 2014
  25. I am glad to check your photos whenever I get the chance, Impressive!

    October 9, 2014
  26. Beautiful photo Leanne!! Have a super week! Hugz Lisa and Bear

    October 9, 2014
    • Thank you Lisa, you have a great week too.

      October 9, 2014
  27. Really fantastic. Congrats.

    October 9, 2014
  28. Safe return Leanne…

    October 9, 2014
  29. Lady_K #

    I would love to afford having a camera that can take pictures like that. Preferably DLSR, but I guess I can only dream for now. Anyways, awesome photography!

    October 9, 2014
    • Maybe one day you will have your dream fulfilled, I hope you do. Thank you.

      October 10, 2014
  30. Terrific photo Leanne. The sky is a real treat, and the exposure of the building is just right for this shot.

    One note on your theme – I am one of those people that have things enlarged a bit (using the ctrl-+ method) on my monitor, even though it is a wide one I like to read text more easily. With your theme this shoves the right part of the main image off the edge of the screen. I wonder if there is a setting in the theme somewhere that would adjust to users like me. Of course a quick hit on “ctrl-” fixes it at my end, so I can do that too. Not a big deal, I just thought I would mention it in case you had not noticed. I think that defaults in software are often set and tested by young people with good vision …

    October 10, 2014
    • Thank you, it was fun to get a sky like that.

      I’m not quite sure what you mean, I know if you click on the image in the post it will do that, which is why I often put images into galleries, so they will appear in the middle of the screen, is that what you mean. I did the zooming as you did, and the images didn’t do that. There are many things I can’t control on the theme, it was one that I purchased, so I have to be careful, and I don’t want to change the theme. I agree with you, I think they are too.

      October 10, 2014
      • This is odd. I went and looked again – it is only doing it in Firefox 32.0.3, not in Chrome. Must be something particular to this version of Firefox, or one of my settings. I emailed you a couple of images to show what it looks like.

        October 10, 2014
      • That is odd, I got your email, and I will respond, when I get a chance.

        October 10, 2014
  31. I would love to do a blog post featuring your photography. I would love to feature it with a haiku written by me. I would of course credit your photography and link it to your blog. Are you interested in something like this? I wrote Haikus the whole month of September using my own photos. I would like to branch out.

    October 10, 2014
    • Of course, no problem at all, thank you for asking. As long as it very clear that the photos are mine, and a link back to me would be much appreciated. Also, send me a link to it so I can make sure I see it.

      October 10, 2014
  32. What a sky!

    October 10, 2014
  33. that worked! great shot.

    October 10, 2014
  34. Oh, nice sky Leanne.

    October 10, 2014
  35. Gorgeous! A neutral density filter is definitely on my wish list now!

    October 10, 2014
    • An important part of any kit if you ask me. Thanks.

      October 10, 2014
  36. Breathtaking and gorgeously tranquil

    October 10, 2014
  37. Rich Proctor #

    And what an awe-inspiriing image it is!

    October 10, 2014
  38. Wow, the color of the sky is amazing!

    October 12, 2014
    • thank you Tamara, wonderful what you can do with sunsets.

      October 12, 2014
  39. Ten minutes! You must have a rock-solid tripod. Nice shot indeed. D

    October 13, 2014
    • Thank you, yes, it was my Christmas present and birthday present, very nice tripod.

      October 13, 2014
  40. Lovely sky – the joy of long exposures!

    October 15, 2014
    • Oh yes, the joy, thank you Noeline.

      October 15, 2014

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