I am fairly busy at the moment with reviewing and processing the snowy mountain landscapes that I photographed in the past few months. The winter, unfortunately, hasn’t been brilliant for photography over here. It does, however, look like I got away with some nice ones. 🙂 In the coming few months, I will focus on long exposure photography a bit more again. The mountains will transition from winter to spring, which is not my favourite mountain landscape photography time. So, March and April are great months to do more minimalist photography.
I haven’t been doing a lot of long exposure work lately, and I miss it. This minimalist black & white photograph titled One was shot last month, during the only long exposure outing I had since December last year. The conditions weren’t brilliant, but it did give me a chance to test two new lenses. This photograph is a four-minute-long exposure and features a solitary signpost on a rock in Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). Fog and haze made the mountains in the back of the lake disappear. I decided to give the image lots of negative space and use high-key processing. The combination of a single signpost, limited texture, and a black and white rendition, makes for a minimalist photography style that I personally really like. It’s not for everyone, though. So, I hope you like it!?
This photograph was captured with a Nikon D800E and a new Nikon 85mm f/1.4G lens. A stack of three ND filters (10+3+3) pushed the exposure time to 4 minutes. I used the following settings: 85mm, ƒ/11, 240s and ISO100. Click on the photograph to learn more about this photograph or to buy a print or licence of One.
Cheers, Johan 🙂