I think it is time to say good bye to Stokksness for another month. Vestrahorn mountain always delvers some beautiful scenes and not to mention the interesting weather. Sometimes it can be like hell on Earth if you visit with high winds. Sometimes you don’t know how strong the winds are until you get out to Stokksnes.
When you have to balance the highlights in the sky with the shadows on the ground like a typical northern light show, the The Magic Cloth Photography Trick is a useful accessory to have in your pocket. The Magic Cloth Photography Trick is a a unique technique to expose a scene with high dynamic range.
Long exposure photo tips
- Simple features and manual mode
- Fantastic live view can focus on stars!
- Important features can be changed with external buttons and dials.
- The Red light on the back lets you know you are shooting.
I have to get down to the ground for foreground intimacy so quickly adjusting legs are definitely good features on your tripod. Set up your tripod to make it strong. Magic Cloth movements can cause vibrations. But, this is essential for fine art long exposure photography.
Try to avoid raising the center column unless it is absolutely essential. The center column is the weak spot of the system.
Sometimes your tripod has a hook under it, hang something from it to help with more sturdiness. Many professionals carry a special tripod bag that they can fill with stones to give a better strength which will support the tripod still – even in strong winds.
More Long Exposure photography info…
This was mid January on a 3 day photo tour. We hit the beach about an hour before sunrise after a comfortable breakfast.
Nacreous clouds are difficult to expose. The trick here was under-exposure to make sure I didn’t loose any of the details and colours in the glowing cloud.
It was horrible conditions that brought about this beauty. We were sand blasted and windswept on the black sand beach, day 2 of a 3 day tour.