WINNER ANNOUNCED: The 11th Photographer's Lounge Salon Challenge: Long Exposure

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by serhan, May 7, 2015.

  1. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    It will be hard Miguel's last challenge, but I also go with a very common topic in photography: Long Exposure shots. I see wonderful examples of that in the sister forums. Hopefully it will attract some good shots here also.

    The challenge will start today thru May 26th which should give us 3 weekends including the Memorial weekend. Good luck to everyone...
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  2. Matt Everglade

    Matt Everglade SC Regular

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  3. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
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  4. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
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  5. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    We started with great shots. I'm sure there are more of these....

    I remember one of my best shots came after a rain in Spring when the Great Falls near DC was nearly flooding...
  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I've done just a few tripod shots at REALLY long exposures, with headlight and tail-light trails and stuff, but not my favorite kind of thing. Never did the soft moving water thing - I guess I'd have needed an ND filter. But my favorite of "long-ish" exposure shots were all handheld with the EM5 or EM1 and all involved people movements in one way or another. This is my favorite of them, handheld at 8/10 of a second...

    8289828028_fd381a6eaf_h. Rush Hour... by Ray, on Flickr

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  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    a 2 second exposure handheld with the Fuji X100. Yeah, it's a bit soft......I'm not an oak tree.

    7318260936_73e9ba2295_b. the band plays on by Luke, on Flickr
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  8. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Between unpacking (we JUST moved), a gig this weekend, and then leaving for Africa next week for 2 weeks, there's zero chance I'm going to get to go shoot for this. So I have to raid the files.

    Harvard Square at night

    [​IMG]DSCF3010RT by gordopuggy, on Flickr
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  9. mnhoj

    mnhoj gee aahrr

    Jan 27, 2012
    Decided to drop both of my older entries for something from this morning.
    by john matsu, on Flickr
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  10. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    Getting interesting...

    I am not a tripod shooter also. That is why IBIS is very helpful or anything I can put a camera on, esp easier with the smaller boxy ones like the old Sigma dp's... Of course that is harder in the nature.
  11. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    Great challenge, Serhan. I keep looking at the entries posted so far and my jaw keeps dropping. And I have a million and one admiring and stupid questions to ask. Like - Bill, how in God's name did you get the diplodocus to stand still long enough for your exposure? (grin)

    My own entry isn't in the same league/s as those that have come before, mainly because I almost never do longer/time exposures, and am basically a total noob here. (Though I can see that's about to change, since I keep thinking how cool all these shots are.) This was taken a few evenings ago, when I had to drive to a semi-neighboring town in the Oregon Cascades, to pick up a family member arriving by train. I got to the station just before the train pulled in, so ....

    Arriving at the K-Falls Station
    by Miguel Tejada-Flores, on Flickr
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  12. mnhoj

    mnhoj gee aahrr

    Jan 27, 2012
    Not much of one either. I do carry this in the bag. Not much extension but it does add a little bit of control.
    Joby Micropod. Folds into the bottom of the camera or screws off/on pretty quickly.
    by john matsu, on Flickr
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    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
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    Jan 2, 2011
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  17. dipso

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  18. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    Great additions!
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  19. bartjeej

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    Nov 12, 2010
    17628507779_8e19faf46b_h. metro orchestra by bartjeej, on Flickr

    A string orchestra was playing classical music in a Paris metro station, and it was quite impressive. The accoustics were less than fantastic, but it was a nice change from the usual solo artists trying to make a buck there.
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  20. dipso

    dipso SC Regular

    Jan 23, 2014
    Brighton, UK
    Just realised there's no explanation with my pic. It's me, in a cave, waving a newspaper I set on fire. I was there with friends, LED lightbars and steel wool for sparks. This image was my favorite that night, despite it being a low budget 'test' shot, i like the twinkly candles in the background. I think it's a flaming 4.

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