View Full Version : Waterfall with ND Filter and Live Bulb

18th June 2014, 07:43 AM
I had a trip to Corrimony Falls that isn't far from me while the weather was quite dull on Sunday. I thought I would make a really long exposure using my cheapo 10 stop ND filter and try the Live Bulb feature for the first time on the E-PL5.
I must say I am very impressed with the Live Bulb feature, once I figured out how to set it up to refresh every 8 seconds (I should have read the instructions before hand) and used the wired remote to trigger the shutter. It provides a counter so you can see how long the shutter has been open for and the image 'develops' before your eyes. The shot below was for about 2 minutes and even in dull conditions there is some loss of detail in the water and a lot of grainy noise banding where I have lifted the shadows too much.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5497/14427163174_69b3cfcca3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nYSYYE)

I think I will revisit this image to work on the noise and revisit the falls to see if a graduated filter might help.

Your thoughts/comments/suggestions are welcome

18th June 2014, 10:29 PM
Looks pretty good only laptop

18th June 2014, 10:46 PM
I love the look of the flowing water from the waterfall.