Thursday, August 11, 2011

2011, Day 223 - Riverside

Tonight's picture is a good reason why we need to try new things.  This is another long exposure, three and a half minutes long, and one of the effects of a long exposure I was not aware of is that the light sources have that star effect.  The longer the exposure the longer the arms of the stars.  That big star in the upper left is actually the moon, it caused some flare but I kept it, I like the authenticity and given that the moon doesn't look like the moon it doesn't really matter.  It was a fun experiment and now I have my eye on a 10-stop neutral density filter for some long exposure fun during the day.

Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 16-35/f2.8L Mark II
18mm, f22, 3 minutes 32 seconds @ 200 ISO

1 comment:

  1. Very cool capture! Interesting perspective, going north of the I-405, correct? I like the foreground in the image too. I was in a hurry a couple weeks ago and got the more traditional look of Portland. (Came over from G+)