Bracelet Bay and Mumbles Lighthouse

This morning I went out for sunrise for the first time in a while. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, which meant the sunrise had the potential to be fairly mundane. However, I recently bought a new 10 stop ND filter which reduces the amount of light that goes into the lens by 10 stops. It means that an exposure that would normally be 1/60s becomes somewhere around 30 seconds. Here are the results from this morning’s excursion:

Mumbles Lighthouse, Swansea

Mumbles Lighthouse, Swansea


Mumbles Lighthouse, Swansea

Mumbles Lighthouse, Swansea

And to illustrate the difference the 10 stop filter makes, here is a photo taken without the filter:

Mumbles Lighthouse, Swansea

Mumbles Lighthouse, Swansea

3 comments

  1. Jeremy says

    Cracking shots! Out of interest, which 10-stop filter are you using? I’ve recently bought a Hi-tech one (it was the cheapest!), but the pics are very low in contrast with a weird and unattractive colour cast that is difficult to remove!

  2. Dan Santillo says

    Thanks! I’m using the B+W 10 stop filter. It leaves a warm cast (which is sort of evident in the photos above) so you have to subtract 1000K of colour temperature. If you use the Lee one, you have to add 1000K of colour temperature.

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