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#597 "Long Exposure" sometimes aka "Fine Art"
Posted By: Kerrowdown, 12-08-2022, 03:40 PM

Welcome to this Weekly Challenge #597.

Vaskebjorn asked me to crack on with this weeks challenge, as both Mariwalt and MikharPF are unable to host.

This week the theme is "Long Exposure" and just to define that... for the sake of clarity, shall we say that the image must have a shutter speed of at least a minute or longer.

The image can be either colour or monochrome and the photo subject is of your choice. So get all those ND filters/welding masks out of the bag, dusted down and put into play, together with any other techniques that can achieve this exposure time.

The fine print:

Every week, a new theme is picked and judged by the winner of the previous week.

This challenge will run until Friday 16th December 2022 and closes @ 20:00 GMT.

Rules
1. Post ONE photo.
2. The photo must portray an interpretation of the theme.
3. Post your single picture in this thread and explain what motivated you to take the picture and/or how you feel it represents the weekly theme (especially if it's not obvious).
4. The challenge is interactive. Any response is welcome.
5. The judge will pick the WINNERS and choose one of them to be the judge for the next week.
6. This challenge runs for 7 days plus an additional day for the judge to choose the winners.
7. Any Pentax camera can be used.
8. Pictures can be from any time frame, not just within the week of the current theme.
9. In case the winner of a challenge is unable to become the judge for the next challenge, they will PM the #2 winner for that person to be the judge.

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12-14-2022, 01:46 AM   #16
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I didn't have a photo with such long exposure time and dsied to take a new one and didn't have a tripod when I was out to take it so I simply chose a place on the ground to put the camera and used the timer of my GSM to count over 60 seconds. It was kind of project 52 experience.
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I Didn`t know that but lucky me I have trails from car lights in the left corner so technically it should count,
You don't appear to added an image...

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"While there is no fixed definition of what constitutes "long", the intent is to create a photo that somehow shows the effect of passing time, be it smoother waters or light trails. A 30-minute photo of a static object and surrounding cannot be distinguished from a short exposure; hence, the inclusion of motion is the main factor to add intrigue to long exposure photos."
I had a feeling this would come up, hence why I set the "bar height" for the purposes of this challenge.

I did in my thread starter post... "for the sake of clarity, shall we say that the image must have a shutter speed of at least a minute or longer."

I also wholeheartedly agree... that a long exposure/fine art image does require a level of implied movement, to set it aside from normal captures.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Yaki Quote
I Didn`t know that but lucky me I have trails from car lights in the left corner so technically it should count,
I didn't know that either. Really, landscape photography requires a long slow shutter speed. What is true for this competition.But there is another direction of this technique of shooting at shorter shutter speeds. And it will be another competition
This is one of the famous representatives of "another" trend.
Pick apart the pieces you left | Eduardo Asenjo | Flickr

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12-14-2022, 03:49 AM   #19
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I didn't know that either. Really, landscape photography requires a long slow shutter speed. What is true for this competition.But there is another direction of this technique of shooting at shorter shutter speeds. And it will be another competition
This is one of the famous representatives of "another" trend.
Pick apart the pieces you left | Eduardo Asenjo | Flickr
Can you see picture from Yaki?

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#2 or N1among the submitted photographs
https://www.flickr.com/photos/11786097@N02/52552884881/

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#2 or N1among the submitted photographs
2022-12-09_07-38-49 | YAKIM DYANKOV | Flickr
Thanks I can see it now...

I think maybe down to the Old Kerrowdown pilot error... note to all, don't fly Kerrowdown Air.
12-14-2022, 09:38 AM   #22
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kerrowdown Quote
Thanks I can see it now...

I think maybe down to the Old Kerrowdown pilot error... note to all, don't fly Kerrowdown Air.
😆 What if I already booked a ticket🤔😉. I suppose my post was too fast to be noticed in long exposure 🙃😆

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What if I already booked a ticket
I would confidently say "yer doomed on Kerrowdown Air"
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Found about 6 or so photos in my collection, all attemtpts are Star Trailing. And then there is this one- excessive flare, going with it, more in keeping with the "fine art" idea. It's the street lamp across the road from where I live. 6min 6 sec. The bit of upright structure (bottome left) is part of the railway line wire support, and the lines can be seen at the bottom right. Don't ask why?
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This doesn't qualify under the rules. Seems like I've taken some exposures of at least 30 seconds, but none worth keeping. I do like this 13 second exposure, not sure that it has an artsy flavor either, but closest I have. Actually, I've never heard of fine art having a time limit.
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This doesn't qualify under the rules. Seems like I've taken some exposures of at least 30 seconds, but none worth keeping. I do like this 13 second exposure, not sure that it has an artsy flavor either, but closest I have. Actually, I've never heard of fine art having a time limit.
That's one of the problems I found going through my archive. Lots of shots I like that have fuarly long exposures, and have some movement to them, but most are well under a minute exposure time. Most of the shots I have that are over a minute were taken at night and of fairly static scenes. Still an interesting challenge though, and I suppose without rules there would be only chaos.
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Actually, I've never heard of fine art having a time limit.
Hence the title of this Challenge was "Long Exposure" sometimes aka "Fine Art", the key part of which was "sometimes aka".

For the benefit of clarity and this Challenge... a long exposure was defined by me as "the image must have a shutter speed of at least a minute or longer." thus avoiding such questions as to what is defined as a "Long Exposure".
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Winners of Weekly Challenge #597

The Challenge is now now closed... so here are my thoughts, comments and winners.

It would appear that this Challenge proved to be of a much harder nature than I originally intended. Many it would seem to appear, don't have the same level of love of tripods that I do. As a predominantly a photographer using natural or continuous light sources as apposed to strobes, a tripod or some other supporting device is the "de rigueur".

My hope was for folk to embrace this Challenge, in the spirit to which it was set. In fact to go out and make imagery which may rest outwith the normal comfort parameters.

So my thanks to all whom took part in this Challenge, whether that be as submissions or indeed comments.

My winner is turbo_bird for the second image (the single 80 second exposure) and runner up goes to Yaki.

Once again thanks to all, over now to turbo_bird for the next Challenge.
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Thanks for the nod, and I'll post a new challenge shortly.
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Again, I have long exposures, but not over 1 minute.
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