Sahsima Storm III
This week I have been showing pictures from a major storm that blew through last Sunday, including other long exposures of the transformer stone Sahsima on Harling Point. The ones I am posting today are in response to some comments on earlier photos which wondered if faster shutter speeds might better depict the power of the storm.
While I did not get many useable shots at higher speeds due to the Rainsleeve inhibiting infinity focus (and the conditions prevented me from noticing quickly), I did come away with a few shots from nearly the same vantage point. They all have their attractions to me, and they all show the storm but in quite different ways and moods. They are ordered from longest exposure to shortest. I think that the left edge of the bottom image has a hint of the bush I was sheltering behind but I have left that in so the composition is similar for each of these shots.
One of the most interesting aspects of this, for me anyway, is how the long exposure not only blurs the movement of the water, but how it also ‘blurs’ or softens the colours of the things in motion. The water is completely changed, while the transformer stone is not.
Canon EOS 5Dii, Canon 50/1.4 lens, ISO100, Cameron fader ND filter,
- Top: f22, 20 seconds
- Middle: f11, 1/20th second
- Bottom: f2.2, 1/320th second