180929 Via - matthew piers robertson • photography writing creative toronto

There's nothing particularly special about this photo, but I like it well enough. It's an eight second exposure taken while I was waiting for the train to Toronto, using the XF35, a ten-stop ND filter, and no tripod. My placement options were limited, so I'm sitting on a bench in the smoking section of the outdoors, and the camera is sitting beside me. It's an eight-second exposure at f/11.

The exposure was a bit bright for daylight, and the duration was a bit too long to catch any details of the train going past. Instead the camera just caught the moving shadow, changing the exposure and the colour. That's not the result I expected, and I don't know if I could do it again. That unpredictability, the unexpected result, is a big part of what I like about long exposures.


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