Nikon D7000, Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 10mm, f/16, ISO 100, 240 Seconds, B+W ND110
There are some benefits to waking up early on the east coast, catching a sunrise once in a while! There is only one downfall to waking up this early on vacation. When the shoot is over, my wife and 2 kids are well rested and ready to drag me along for the rest of the day! I took this shot using my B+W ND110. It’s a 10 Stop Neutral Density filter and without it, I’d be lost! It’s the second most important filter I own next to my UV protective filter. It’s my go to filter for landscape photography. Even if I decide to bracket, this filter allows for great long exposure HDR. However, I’m more inclined to utilize this filter for one single long exposure. I prefer to exposure for around 4 minutes. This usually gives me the best LE effect and depending on the light, I’ll adjust my camera settings accordingly. At this time of morning, a few minutes after sunrise 10 stops is plenty. Any later in the day and I would have to add a 6 stop filter stacked on top of my 10 stop. This equals 16 stops of light reduction. The benefit of this is a wider aperture, which really does wonders for long exposures. Shooting at f/16 and below is ideal and if possible I try to achieve an aperture of f/13 or even f/11. Do you use and Neutral Density filter? I’d love to hear about your experiences with it!