I haven’t posted in a while. My apologies for that. I’ve been crazy busy with travelling and all sorts of other (good) things. I am back at it though, and hope to be posting a bit more regularly again in the coming months!
This image is the last one in a series of images that I captured during a long exposure sunset shoot at Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) near the Swiss town of Morges. I shot this with my Nikon D800E and made a conscious choice to turn of long exposure noise reduction on my camera. The good part of a sunset doesn’t last that long, so turning it off allowed me to get away with more images. Never again though! The D800E adds thousands of tiny white spots to each image when that setting is turned off. I was aware of that and it can be taken care off in a post … but wow … what a time-consuming and annoying task it is. So … more images from that night will follow … but very sloooowly 😉
I used only one Lee ND filter (10-stop) to get at an exposure time of 2 minutes. I processed the image with Adobe’s Lightroom 5 (a touch slower again ain’t it). The white spots were removed using spot healing in Adobe Photoshop CS6. This was actually the first time I used Photoshop on a published image … hope you like how it came out!