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Old 18th June 2014
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Waterfall with ND Filter and Live Bulb

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.

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

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Re: Waterfall with ND Filter and Live Bulb

Looks pretty good only laptop
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Re: Waterfall with ND Filter and Live Bulb

I love the look of the flowing water from the waterfall.

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