More Long Exposure Landcape Photography

Here is another long exposure shot taken using the Singh-Ray LB warming polarizer. The water in this part of the Guadalupe river was flowing rather slowly so all I needed was about 1/2 second exposure to create the soft, flowing effect I wanted. I generally prefer to use a warming polarizer to avoid a blue cast in my polarized images. A standard CP is OK for the sky, but it makes the water look a bit strange.

BTW – I shot this image at f/22 and honestly couldn’t find any sign of softness caused by diffraction, even when pixel peeping the 100% crop.

Guadalupe River Cypress – Spring Branch, Texas
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 32mm, f/22 for 0.4 seconds at ISO 100 using a Singh-Ray warming polarizer filter. All post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 Beta. Click on the image above for a larger version.

2 thoughts on “More Long Exposure Landcape Photography

  1. I also fail to find the dreaded diffraction at small apertures. I am sure it is there but I simply don’t see it. On the other hand, using f/22 or so wisely is difficult but you accomplished it on this photo. Those tree roots and the soft water or beautiful together.

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