Spittelau on speed

21.07.2016 | Vienna, Austria
21.07.2016 | Vienna, Austria

Β  One of my first long exposure tries using the DolDer X-Pro Series Slim Neutral ND1000, I’m very pleased with the quality of this filter considering it’s so cheap πŸ˜€ Exposure time for this photo was 103 seconds using f/11 with the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM.

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Birth of the Universe – A thunderstorm

Birth of the Universe - A Thunderstorm by V-Light
Birth of the Universe – A Thunderstorm | 18.06.2014 23:45pm

 

Hello my friends πŸ˜€

Β  The weather here has been very stormy lately but that was a great opportunity for me to take some new photos. I always found thunderstorms very fascinating and it would be an understatement to say that i’m not in love with them. My grandmother is terrified by them and here i am running outside with my tripod as soon as i hear a thunder πŸ™‚

Β  So last night it was a distant thunderstorm, i didn’t hear any thunders, i didn’t see any lightnings. I had reports from several of my friends who live in Thessaloniki that there was a storm there and i thought to check it out. From my balcony i could see some action in the distance. I began taking some wide angle photos but the lightnings were not strong enough to make the scene interesting so i decided to pull out a zoom lens and try to get closer to the center of the storm.

Β  After a while iΒ  realized the storm wasn’t moving very fast so i could predict where to focus and how to compose my shots. The heavy clouds most of the times covered the shapes of the lightnings passing through them but that created a very interesting light play.

Β  Most of my exposures are about 7-9 seconds long. In the first images that i did a longer exposure you can see the movement in the clouds which was not an effect i liked. As for post-processing i did add some saturation and contrast to make them more colorful and dramatic but the difference in color tones was there and that’s how this storm felt to me. I hope you enjoy πŸ˜‰

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