In May this year I was at Lac de Neuchâtel near Estavayer-le-Lac in Switzerland for a bit of long exposure shooting and shot an image called Tranquility. It was quite windy and foggy that day. Pretty nice conditions for this type of photography. Early this month I went back when weather conditions were comparable, to see if I could shoot more images with the same tranquil feeling to them. The image above is one of the resulting images.
Not everybody likes minimalistic black and white images like this. I however am appreciating them more and more. In addition they are fun to create and the actual shooting is quite relaxing. A welcome change from all the alpine landscape work I do. A bit of relaxed lakeside shooting is a fantastic way to get rid of any muscle pains that result from long uphill hikes 🙂
To shoot this image I combined three Lee Neutral Density filters to decrease exposure with 15 stops. This gave me an exposure time of 2 minutes. I processed the image with Adobe’s Lightroom 4 and Nik’s Silver Efex Pro 2. Hope you like this fine art long exposure image!