A ship, some water & a slow lens

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by alex gard, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. alex gard

    alex gard Member

    Messages:
    82
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2013
    Location:
    Tasmania
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
  2. Rick A

    Rick A Subscriber

    Messages:
    7,417
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Location:
    northern Pa.
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Nice shots. As a subscriber, you can upload to the gallery, where they would be available for other subscribers to view.
     
  3. Jim Taylor

    Jim Taylor Member

    Messages:
    149
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2009
    Location:
    West Yorkshi
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I love the first two photographs. (Really, really really like the second one!)

    Care to share exposure and development details?
     
  4. alex gard

    alex gard Member

    Messages:
    82
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2013
    Location:
    Tasmania
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Thanks. :smile: Tried uploading to gallery but said files were too big? (10mb each?)

    Film is acros 100, rodinol 1:100 semi-stand one hour.

    All with red filter & ND8. Exposures all about 1/2 sec - 1 second


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  5. munz6869

    munz6869 Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,187
    Joined:
    May 17, 2004
    Location:
    ɐıןɐɹʇsnɐ 'ɐıɹoʇɔıʌ
    Shooter:
    4x5 Format
    Smashing stuff!!

    Marc!
     
  6. effae

    effae Member

    Messages:
    17
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2012
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Cool shots! There's something eerie about the second one, love it!
     
  7. cjbecker

    cjbecker Member

    Messages:
    796
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2010
    Location:
    IN
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    I really like the 3rd and 5th. The movement does it for me.
     
  8. Thomas Bertilsson

    Thomas Bertilsson Subscriber

    Messages:
    15,202
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    850 pixels in the long dimension is the maximum size you can upload to the gallery. More people would see them there.
    If you try to upload something a bit larger than 850 pixels the gallery software will shrink and compress, which usually looks horrible.
    I advise making the image smaller than 850, like 840 pixels, and save at the highest possible quality to show your photographs.

     
  9. bsdunek

    bsdunek Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,351
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    Location:
    Michigan
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Really like the look of the ship being sharp and the water 'soft', like streams & waterfalls with slow shutter speed. Nothing I would have thought of.
     
  10. alex gard

    alex gard Member

    Messages:
    82
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2013
    Location:
    Tasmania
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    thanks everyone.
    for reference, here's a set on my flickr with my original 'ships & long exposures' ideas in it, I guess it's an ongoing thing on most ships I work on. Orginally started with a DSLR so won't post those here but the first few in that set are definitely the winners.

    it works much better with rough weather of course, more dramatic. but the last trip was really calm both on the way down and back so have yet to get any good ones on film.

    check out the set !

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexgard/sets/72157640896155114/
     
  11. pbromaghin

    pbromaghin Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,079
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2010
    Location:
    Castle Rock,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    +1
     
  12. Dr Croubie

    Dr Croubie Member

    Messages:
    2,015
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2013
    Location:
    rAdelaide
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Actually, less people would see them there. Spare a thought for the rest of the internet who can't view the gallery.
    (and if you can only post 850pix wide there, you may as well shoot a phone-camera. If it's been shot at LF quality then it's worth viewing at LF quality).

    I'm very impressed that you could get 1-second exposures and keep the ship that sharp. Did you tie-down your tripod so that it rocked along with the ship and didn't vibrate?
     
  13. pbromaghin

    pbromaghin Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,079
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2010
    Location:
    Castle Rock,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Yes, how did you do this?
     
  14. Newt_on_Swings

    Newt_on_Swings Member

    Messages:
    2,129
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Location:
    NYC
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I really liked this set of photos! Great work there is such a feeling of energy and motion in those images.

    I would also guess that you tied down your tripod? Or is it the effect that a larger ship doesn't seem to rock as much?
     
  15. Dr Croubie

    Dr Croubie Member

    Messages:
    2,015
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2013
    Location:
    rAdelaide
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I'm going on the fact that the horizons are motion-blurry, it's not just the waves. So the camera must have been very well locked to the ship which both rocked together.

    I was contemplating if it might have been a 35mm with an IS/VR/VC lens, but it can't because then the horizon would have been sharp but the ship blurry (that, and I know he shoots LF).
     
  16. alex gard

    alex gard Member

    Messages:
    82
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2013
    Location:
    Tasmania
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    all those digital shots are on a 5D mk2 with a 24mm f1.4 LII lens. & 3 stop GND filter

    The camera was on a really cheap shitty tripod. I just set it up and held the tripod as firmly as I could with my hands, pushing 'down' into the deck. I was really surprised how sharp they came out especially the ones where I am on the monkey island (top deck) with 50 knots of wind slamming me. I didn't expect them to work. The one of the water rushing over that gate towards the camera I nearly lost the camera. It came at me harder than expected and nearly knocked me and the camera over. It was a bit blurry because in the I lost my footing in the last part of the exposure (it was really rough) but I still liked how it came out. it was too dangerous to stay there much longer
     
  17. Thomas Bertilsson

    Thomas Bertilsson Subscriber

    Messages:
    15,202
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Beautiful pictures, but this site is not for digital photography, my friend. Film only, please.
     
  18. alex gard

    alex gard Member

    Messages:
    82
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2013
    Location:
    Tasmania
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    The pics i posted were on film. I posted external link to set rather than digi pics.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk