Last week I went out to photograph B&W long exposures at the shores of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). The weather was quite awful. I went out anyway, hoping that the weather would clear up just in time to allow me to shoot the sunset with some drama in the sky. And it did. Sort of … just going works out well often enough in photography! The colour results I got that evening were quite dramatic. However, I couldn’t resist converting this particular one to black and white.
This B&W long exposure photograph shows a lake landscape with a line of rocks in the lake. It is there to break the waves and keep the sand on the beach in place. In the background, you see the silhouette of the French Alps. As the waves were actually rolling over these rocks that evening, I shot the scene with a longer exposure time of about 4 minutes. As a result, a bit of a misty effect appeared on the rocks. The dark brewing clouds and the soft evening light helped to create a moody atmosphere. Hope you like this B&W long exposure photograph!
I captured this photograph with a Nikon D800E in combination with a Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. A 10-stop plus a 3-stop ND filter pushed the exposure time to 4 minutes. I processed the image with Nik’s Silver Efex Pro 2. The other settings were: 27mm, ƒ/9 and ISO250.
Cheers, Johan 🙂