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20-04-2019, 00:03   #61
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that's bleedin' fantastic.
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26-04-2019, 11:13   #62
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1-12-18-3 by thomas walsh, on Flickr
Love this. Was only thinking today that I really miss doing sea side long exposures. Must try and get out and take a few. Plenty of coastline in Dun Laoghaire after all.
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26-04-2019, 13:03   #63
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As do I.




(noob question - if somebody can advise)

General question about filters. I know there is many different filters available. I'd like to start doing something like the above or milky river/waterfall type pics. I got a cheap set online with different ND value filters. I know these are probably crap - but before I spend bigger, I'd like to chance it and try my hand first.
When using a filter should the filter glass be in direct contact with the lense housing? I see even Cokin sets have a holder and its very similar to the one I have but the filter sits away from the lens.


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Don't use the bracket filters myself, so cant comment.

Give this guy a read if you've never done long exposures before.

Not all will apply but I found it really helpful.
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Don't use the bracket filters myself, so cant comment.

Give this guy a read if you've never done long exposures before.

Not all will apply but I found it really helpful.
Great write up. Thanks Fixxxer!
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26-04-2019, 18:27   #66
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[QUOTE=GBX;110026805]As do I.






General question about filters. I know there is many different filters available. I'd like to start doing something like the above or milky river/waterfall type pics. I got a cheap set online with different ND value filters. I know these are probably crap - but before I spend bigger, I'd like to chance it and try my hand first.
When using a filter should the filter glass be in direct contact with the lense housing? I see even Cokin sets have a holder and its very similar to the one I have but the filter sits away from the lens.


hi gbx as a general rule the filters should be as close to the lens as possible without touching the lens, with grad nd filters this isnt a huge issue but if your using neutral density filters EG 10 stop/ 6stop filters any leaks of light can destroy an image. ( also rember to cover eyepiece for long exposure )
as for quality in filters it vary's vastly as does price, all most all filters will have some sort of color cast some more pronounced than others, theres two main types plastic / resin and glass but beware neither is very robust and will not take any mishandling as the coating will scratch easily,
it all come down to personal choice and budget as most of what filters can achieve can be replicated in post processing with bracketing etc .
also some filter systems can be interchanged eg cokin lee and nisi filters will fit in each others holders
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As do I.






General question about filters. I know there is many different filters available. I'd like to start doing something like the above or milky river/waterfall type pics. I got a cheap set online with different ND value filters. I know these are probably crap - but before I spend bigger, I'd like to chance it and try my hand first.
When using a filter should the filter glass be in direct contact with the lense housing? I see even Cokin sets have a holder and its very similar to the one I have but the filter sits away from the lens.


hi gbx as a general rule the filters should be as close to the lens as possible without touching the lens, with grad nd filters this isnt a huge issue but if your using neutral density filters EG 10 stop/ 6stop filters any leaks of light can destroy an image. ( also rember to cover eyepiece for long exposure )
as for quality in filters it vary's vastly as does price, all most all filters will have some sort of color cast some more pronounced than others, theres two main types plastic / resin and glass but beware neither is very robust and will not take any mishandling as the coating will scratch easily,
it all come down to personal choice and budget as most of what filters can achieve can be replicated in post processing with bracketing etc .
also some filter systems can be interchanged eg cokin lee and nisi filters will fit in each others holders
Thanks for your reply. I'll take all this on board.
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Similar to a Coal Tit but that’s a Great Tit NEW WAVE.
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Your right the Coal Tit has buff underparts where the Great Tit has bright yellow my mistake. Have updated.
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*schoolboy giggles at the back*
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Would love to see a black and white version of this.
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malin head?
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malin head?
Can't remember the exact location. But it was somewhere on Malin head.
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yeah, i thought i recognised the little island; this is it from beside the weather station:

https://www.google.com/maps/@55.3711...7i13312!8i6656
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yeah, i thought i recognised the little island; this is it from beside the weather station:

https://www.google.com/maps/@55.3711...7i13312!8i6656
Yep, that's the spot alright.
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