View Full Version : September 1-15th Long exposures (1 of 2)

09-02-2007, 08:57 AM
Hi everyone,

We will be having 2 contests this month. From the 1st - 15th the theme will be "LONG EXPOSURE", and 16th - 31st the theme will be "Black & White". Also, since we had the lunar eclipse, Tony will allow shots dating back from the 27th of August.

Contest will close at the end of the day on the last day of the month.

I've added several more pieces of info from Tony's posts below.

"Long exposure" - Should be dated (photo taken) and posted between Aug 27th & Sept 15th.
"Black & White" - Should be POSTED (in new thread only) between 16th-31st, but can be dated (photo taken) between 1st & 31st.

You can upload your entry to this gallery:http://43photo.smugmug.com/gallery/3389991 (http://43photo.smugmug.com/gallery/3389991)
Username: tony@fourthirdsphoto.com
Password: exposure
Please link them back here, and make sure that you include in the comments your username and title. And please provide the exif data so we have the date & camera used.

OR you can place the photos in this thread and I will put them all together at the end of the contest. But please try not to send really huge file sizes (such as over 1mb).

Please follow the site rules:
1 - Shot must be taken with a 4/3 system camera.
2 - Only 1 post per person.
3 - Shot must be in the month of the contest. (Please include EXIF info so the date and camera used are visible) .
4 - A title is nice to include with your photo.

Here are a few guidelines to follow:

1. The photo should fit the THEME of this month's contest.
2. The photo should be technically unique. It shows creativity in the shot, and wasn't just another snap shot.
3. Emotional appeal, in theory the shot should have some sort of emotional appeal to the viewer.
4. Long exposure should be probably slower than 1/15 (Usually about the minimum time for handholding, but not always the case).

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Have fun being creative!


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09-02-2007, 09:15 AM
Ann, does this mean that we can start shooting for both themes now, or should we wait until the 16th to shoot for "Monochrome"?

Both great themes, by the way. I'm looking forward to seeing the results.

09-02-2007, 09:41 AM
please post in this thread only - Long exposure's.
long exposure - between Aug 27th- Sept 15th
The mono chrome - Should be dated between 16th- 31
This prevents people from just dragging up old pictures and throwing them in the thread.
Also it gives more of a chance to get into the end of year contest.
Here is an example of an image which I took the other night.

09-02-2007, 02:12 PM
Well I'm getting my entry in now so I don't lose out. Here's my lunar eclipse picture.

09-04-2007, 05:43 PM
How long are we talking? I've been trying out some four second exposures in complete darkness and using an LED to light up aspects of the subject, is this too short?


09-05-2007, 02:00 AM
no that should be fine.
Its all the matter of personal interpretation.

09-08-2007, 04:19 AM
Just uploaded this one. Hope 2.5 second exposure is long enough to qualify. Taken yesterday in the Blue Mountains just west of Sydney. As for title, this waterfall was on the Gordon Falls trail, but this isn't actually Gordon Falls, which I didn't make it to. How about just Blue Mountains Waterfall
http://43photo.smugmug.com/gallery/3389991#192998719-L-LB (http://43photo.smugmug.com/photos/192998719-M.jpg)

09-08-2007, 03:40 PM
Hallo, I would like to contribute with my photo:


there are a few others I shot yesterday in St.Leonards-on-Sea, England in the album, but I like this one best. It took my E400 15 seconds to expose.


09-08-2007, 08:17 PM
Very nice guys.

Here is What I think for a bit more clarification - Long exposure should be probably slower than 1/15 (Usually about the minimum time for handholding, but not always the case) I am trying to keep it really open. I think that having 50 moon shots would really be a shame for this thread. I really like both of the above posts.

Garry Frankel
09-08-2007, 08:53 PM
I had 2 shots from last night I thought might be cool, but selected this one anyway.


File size: 50425 bytes
File date: 2007:09:08 11:01:43
Camera model: E-510
Date/Time: 2007:09:08 01:52:32
Resolution: 800 x 602
Flash used: No (auto)
Focal length: 17.0mm
Exposure time: 25.000 s
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO equiv.: 800
Metering Mode: matrix
Exposure: Manual<!-- Close (http://javascript<b></b>:void(0);)

09-09-2007, 05:33 PM
Here's a 40 second time exposure shot of the northern lights from my recent backpacking trip in northern British Columbia, Canada. My tent can be seen in the foreground.
The display would have been alot brighter if the moon wasn't out, but then I wouldn't have gotten all that cool moonlight for the rest of the photo.

Olympus E-500
Zuiko 14-54mm lens
40 seconds F4 ISO 200
Taken August 27th


09-10-2007, 01:46 AM

Title: Apocalyptic

A wildfire burns in the distance at the Great Salt Lake.
Foreground lit with LED flashlight.

Camera: Olympus E-410
Exposure: 25 sec (25)
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 22 mm
ISO Speed: 100
September 9, 2007 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluheron/archives/date-taken/2007/09/09/) at 11.16pm MDT

09-10-2007, 11:14 AM
Hi all,

Don't forget to include the date the photo was taken, besides the camera model.



09-10-2007, 01:14 PM
I've uploaded my entry for Long Exposure to the gallery; here's a smaller compressed version of it:

One Minute at City Hall


The relevant EXIF data:

File name: oneminutecityhall.jpg
File size: 635409 bytes (2403x1602, 1.3bpp, 18x)
EXIF Summary: 60s f/8.0 ISO200 7mm (35mm eq:14mm)

Camera-Specific Properties:
Camera Model: E-1
Camera Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
Photographer: Matthew Robertson

Image-Specific Properties:
Exposure Time: 60 sec
F-Number: f/8.0
Exposure Program: Manual
ISO Speed Rating: 200
Lens Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Light Source: Unknown
Flash: No Flash
Focal Length: 7.00 mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Auto

Other Properties:
Image Generated: 2007:09:06 13:37:46
Image Digitized: 2007:09:06 13:37:46

09-10-2007, 04:03 PM
Here's mine. Night Tree. Shot 9-11-07. E-510, 14mm, ISO100, F/7.1 @ 30secs.....


09-11-2007, 05:29 AM
I've uploaded to smugmug, here's my entry:


Camera: Olympus E-400
Exposure: 4 sec (4)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 20 mm
ISO Speed: 100

09-11-2007, 05:47 PM
Hi Anne,

Here's my entry for this half of the month.

"Beckett's Creek Falls under Twilight"


The exif info should be embedded, however here are the details:

Exposure Date: Sept. 1, 2007
Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: ZD 11-22mm @ 11mm
Exposure: 30 seconds @ f11



09-12-2007, 07:55 AM
OK, Here is my Entry ....


On one of the Main roads these 3 Boab Trees have been planted. Of a night, they are illuminated with spotlights. I have been meaning to photograph these trees for quite some time, and this theme stirred me into action.

The Boab tree is found in the Kimberly region of North/West Australia around 3,500km from where these trees are growing.

Timing was everything as the road is not particularly busy at 10pm on a Wednesday evening!

Date: 2007-09-12
Camera: Olympus E-300
Lens: 30mm Sigma f1.4
Exposure: 8Seconds at f9.0 and 100ISO

09-12-2007, 07:12 PM
Thanks, guys. We sure have quite an assortment and interesting ones!


09-13-2007, 03:26 PM
Hi... great idea for Long exposures.

quite fun..:hmm::hmm:

09-13-2007, 07:18 PM
Very pretty, but the photo should be taken and posted between Aug 27th & Sept 15th.



09-13-2007, 07:25 PM
OK, I've not played with long exposures before...so this was a real challenge for me. But I learned a lot which is exactly what I need.

I went for something that was unusual. And as the competition here is so stiff, I didn't want to do something that involved water or light.

So, here is my interpretaion of "long exposure". It is a statue in my garden, taken at near dark with 15 second exposure and zooming while the shutter is open.

I call is "Glowing Buddha"


09-14-2007, 12:42 AM
I've uploaded mine directly to the gallery. Photo: Fireworks, taken last week at Elciego, Alava, Spain.

09-14-2007, 01:15 AM
I've tried to upload pic for this competition without success. Never had this problem before.


09-14-2007, 06:59 AM
Bill, I sent you a PM.



09-14-2007, 05:00 PM
Title : Lonely Candle


Model E-510
Orientation Upper Left
X resolution 300/1
Y resolution 300/1
Resolution unit inches
Date/time 9/14/2007 3:40:32 PM
Exposure time 1/1 s
F-number f/9
Exposure program Shutter Priority
ISO speed ratings 100
Date/time original 9/13/2007 8:55:08 AM
Date/time digitized 9/13/2007 8:55:08 AM
Exposure bias value 0.00 EV
Max. aperture value f/2.8
Metering mode Center weighted average
Light source unknown
Focal length 35 mm
Colorspace sRGB
Pixel X dimension 750
Pixel Y dimension 600
Custom Rendered Normal process
Exposure mode Auto exposure
White balance Auto white balance
Digital zoom ratio 1
Scene capture type Standard
Gain control None
Contrast Soft
Saturation High saturation
Sharpness Soft
Exif version 2.21
FlashPix version 1.0
File source DSC

09-14-2007, 09:48 PM
Here's my entry for the Long Exposure Contest.
Date of exposure: 9/14/2007
Fern Creek CC


Filename : FernCreekCC.jpg
JFIF_APP1 : Exif
Main Information
Model : E-510
Software : Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 Windows
DateTime : 2007:09:15 19:01:40
ExifInfoOffset : 376
CustomRendered : Normal process
ExposureMode : Manual
WhiteBalance : Auto
Sub Information
ExposureTime : 5.00Sec
FNumber : F3.5
ExposureProgram : Manual
ISOSpeedRatings : 100
DateTimeOriginal : 2007:09:14 21:44:10
DateTimeDigitized : 2007:09:14 21:44:10
ShutterSpeedValue : 5.00Sec
ApertureValue : F3.5
ExposureBiasValue : EV0.0
MaxApertureValue : F2.8
MeteringMode : Spot
FocalLength : 45.00(mm)

09-14-2007, 11:44 PM
Title = Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Camera = E1
Focal = 14mm
lens = 14-54mm
Aperture = 9.5
Speed = 6s
ISO = 100
Split ND + Polarizer
Taken :9/14/07

09-15-2007, 10:51 AM
Image tittle: Skelly

Artist: Brian Lawrence age 39 from <st1:place><st1:city>Main</st1:city>, <st1:country-region>US</st1:country-region></st1:place> now living in <st1:place><st1:city>Quebec</st1:city>, <st1:country-region>Canada</st1:country-region></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p>
Photographer: Luc Regimbald<o:p></o:p>
Sculpture name: Skelly<o:p></o:p>
Images info: Olympus E-510 with FL-50, ISO 1600, 60 sec exposure, 2007-09-14, more on EXIF.<o:p></o:p>
<o:p> </o:p>
I was shooting pictures of some golden eagles and when I turned around ''as i was about to get on my way'', there stood this intriguing thing in a distance. The more I got closer the more I got intrigue to a point where I hade to get out and take a closer look. After a small interview with the artist I found out that this particular sculpture was part of (Burning bed) art performance party, 5 years ago in <st1:place><st1:city>Main</st1:city>, <st1:country-region>US</st1:country-region></st1:place>. The sculpture named Skelly was first mounted on top of a big bed witch was then set on fire. While the bed was burning Skelly hade a red light in the head section and the light was pointed down in a fashion where it was looking at the fire. Now, <st1:city><st1:place>M. Lawrence</st1:place></st1:city> told me that Skelly was stolen for a little while here in Magdalen's <st1:place>Island</st1:place>'s. When he finally found it, witch wasn’t really hard cause this thing is about 15 feet tall that attracts attention from very far plus we live on a very small island and every body knows every body ''stupid idiot burglar''. Any ways, when he got it back, M. Lawrence finally got to set it up in someone's back yard. Unfortunately, Skelly was way to ugly and scary for the neighbours so he hade to move it to the beach where no one could complain about it. Personally, i wouldn’t mind having Skelly in my backyard, would you? To conclude, i would like to say thank you to M. Lawrence for allowing me to use his work.

<o:p> </o:p>

09-15-2007, 01:14 PM
Thanks. Thread will be closing at the end of the day.


09-15-2007, 02:37 PM
My entry, taken this afternoon and PP'd just in time.

Title: Leaving by train.

Ann, I did upload it to gallery as well.



09-15-2007, 09:23 PM
Infrared Mill

E-1, 35-100mm @ 86mm
ISO 100, f10, 60sec


09-15-2007, 10:22 PM
Whose photo is this?

Great shot, but I need a name.

09-15-2007, 11:51 PM
Hi Tony
Sorry I forgot
I'm responsible for "A City Night"