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P52-3-49 Shutterspeed - Slow
Posted By: Rense, 07-02-2011, 05:17 AM

Week 49 op P52-3 brings us the last 'technical' challenge. This week and next week
we will concentrate on shutterspeed. This first shutterspeed week we will explore
the possibilities and creative challenges of long exposures, so slow shutterspeeds.

Just some backgrounds and some ideas:
45 Breathtaking Examples of Slow Shutter Speed Photography | Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers
51 Spectacular Slow Shutter Speed Digital Photography | CreativeFan
50 Captivating Slow Shutter Speed Photos
Better Digital Photography: Slow Shutter Speeds and Long Exposure Photography - Photo Tip
Shutter speed - how to use it (fast and slow) for creative photography
Slow Shutter Shoot-Out – 3 Slow Shutter Speed Techniques

Time Frame: pictures for week 49 are to be taken and posted between
20110702 and 20110710, so from July 2nd 2011 - July 10th 2011.

1. Anyone and everyone who is interested in eligible. The goal continues to be
have fun and share comments, concepts, insights, and techniques with fellow
2. Each week will feature a Theme and Sub-concept for you to explore.
3. Post your single picture in Project 52-3 thread for the week. Explain what
motivated you to take the picture and/or how you feel it represents the weekly
4. Some post-processing is OK (adjusting white balance, exposure, color
saturation), but let's try to stay away from heavily PP'ed images here. Try to
keep the creativity to photographic techniques and the captures themselves.
5. Since this project is about technique, and not camera, shots taken by nonPentax
cameras are allowed. Cameras can be SLRs, DSLRs, Point & Shoot and Medium Format.
6. There is one “Theme Concept” labeled “black and white,” but feel free to post
black and white, sepia, monotone, etc., for any of the other themes.
7. The picture you post should be taken during the week in which the theme is
active to be eligible for judging.
8. Any picture taken from 20100731 to listed closing date is acceptable for the two
“Seasonal” competitions – Projects 52-3-51 & 52.

Additional Information, including the scheme with subjects:

Have fun shooting!
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07-07-2011, 03:24 PM   #2
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Just giving this one a bump since it fell off the first page.
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Hellooooo McFly???????
LOL...judging is going to be pretty easy this week!!!
07-09-2011, 04:49 PM   #4
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Well I'm new, just got my first dslr a week ago, so go easy!

This photo was taken while sitting in my van, hand held, trying to capture the casino's lights. I was fortunate enough to get a little lightning included on the left. Hopefully once I get my tripod on Monday, this kind of shot will be clearer!

3 second exposure. Is this slow enough?

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Painting with wind

My attempt at something remotely Darwin Wiggett-like Lisa (remote being the key word). Even with an ND filter and a polarizer (which vignetted terribly on this lens) I could not slow the heavy wind enough to create the blur I desired. This is the best I could come up with this week.
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I tried several different things, cars, flashlights, dogs, but this is my favorite. The EXIF says 76 seconds shutter speed:
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I would like to have added one more to the mix last week. Sorry, Jools.
But went on a short backpack instead and realized this one fits this weeks theme.
1/10sec. Good enough?
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I love shooting moving water with slow shutter speeds. Here the sun etches the wrinkles and turbulence of water flowing over a low ledge.

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Panning + 1/30th exposure to enhance the feeling of speed and movement:

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QuoteOriginally posted by MrApollinax Quote
Panning + 1/30th exposure to enhance the feeling of speed and movement:
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Panning at 1/25th.
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