One of the fun things to do with landscape photography is take long exposures. Thereâ€™s something about the smooth texture that long exposure creates in the water and sky thatâ€™s instantly satisfying. Here’s how it’s done.
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The photo above was taken in Hoboken, New Jersey, just as the sun set below the horizon. While the New York City skyline is a beautiful sight, I wanted to capture an image from a different point of view, so I turned my
The image below is actually the very last image in the set I took of the Freedom Tower the night I went to Liberty State Park. With an expensive mirrorless
One of the cool effects of keeping the aperture so high is that it creates a starburst effect on round lights. Itâ€™s not easy to see in the Freedom Tower image, but theyâ€™re visible in the picture taken in Hoboken.
However, one of the challenges that I find with taking long exposures at night is the monotonous colors. Notice how in both pictures, the main tone is blue â€” which is great, I love blue, but sometimes I wish I could change it up. I tried to add different color tones in the highlights, but this is one of those instances where I wish I had invested in a good neutral density filter, so I can capture colorful images during the day.
As a photographer, long exposures are my favorite to capture, especially when there are pretty lights, water, and a dynamic sky above. With summer officially in full