2 stop nd grad

sign post in the desert: a warning, a map, an invitation? 

all of the above?

by cpleblow

canon eos 5dmkII | ef16-35 f2.8L@18mm | iso50 | f16 | 1/30 sec exp | 2 stop grad nd over sky | handheld | no crop | post lrcc ?

Returning to Yourself

There’s nothing like coming back to nature in order to “reset” yourself (isn’t it interesting that I said “coming back” to nature? Like it’s the default.) I love just drinking in the atmosphere: listening to the lapping of the water against the shore, the roaring wind rushing past my ears, the hushing of tree branches swaying… it’s wonderful.

Buttermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England.

ISO100, ƒ/22.0, 1sec at 14mm (21mm full-frame equiv.) using a slim circular polariser and a hard 2-stop ND grad stacked on my Sigma dp0 Quattro. A single 1-second exposure shot 14 times for image averaging, resulting in an equivalent 14-second exposure. Processed in Sigma’s Photo Pro with the Vivid colour mode, edited in Photoshop.