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Chasing Sugimoto take 2

A long time ago i wrote about chasing  Hiroshi Sugimoto who does sublime long exposure photographs of the ocean.  Well I have finally bought enough ND filters, or at least enough to get over twenty stops of light reduction.  This meant that I could now do very long exposures, at least one hour or if the light was poor longer.

With digital one does not have to worry about reciprocity.  One just has to make sure that the camera is stable, and that the view finder is covered.  After that it is just a case of standing around for some period of time.  The result is this:

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Now I love the subtlety that this technique produces.  There is no detail just shades of light graduating across the frame.  Waves dis-appear clouds become soft streaks.

 

This would look fantastic as a large print and because it has been taken with a medium format camera it can easily be printed to 1 metre on the long side.  If you did want such a print then drop me a line (or comment) and we can go from there.  If you wanted it in canvas then its production costs  and shipping plus 30%.

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