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Long Exposure: Passing Ship In Travemünde

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I was at the Travemünde Beach today and experimented a little bit with long shutter durations. The blue image in the gallery above is another photo I shot, the pink one is edited with Lightroom as I thought changing it to pink would work too. You can click on the images to enlarge them.

To explain the scene, as mentioned in the title, there was a big ship passing and I captured the lights of it with the long shutter speed. The image is shot with 15 seconds shutter speed with an aperture of F5.3 and ISO 100 at 66mm. It’s funny that there is a lighthouse, but as said, the lights do actually come from a passing ship behind the lighthouse, but it fits anyhow. I do also like the milky sea, I find long exposure pretty interesting anyhow.

I think I need to practice this more, and I also need to develop cool ideas, but I think this is not too bad for the start. What do you think about the image?

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    • Thank you Charles, I am glad you like the photos… Someone else prefered the blue version too, it’s good to hear opinions on that. Today a few hours later, I think too that the original is a little better. 🙂 Trying long exposure on the beach was quite a lot of fun.

      • I could imagine that I don’t do that too often either… no question, it’s pretty much fun and the results are interesting, but transporting a tripod, trial and error with different settings and waiting for the perfect time makes it more unpractical than just taking photos with fast shutter speed. I believe I will have to motivate me too to do this more often, but on the other side it’s also ok to do it once in a while 🙂 But it’s definitely inspiring to experiment with longer exposure and a fresh task to me… I hope you will do this again too, I like to see what others come up with 🙂

  1. I really like this! I’ve wanted to try some long shutter speed shots but just haven’t gotten out to do it. These shots have me feeling more inspired to drag out my tripod at dusk!

    • It makes me happy when my photos can inspire or motivate others to drag out the tripod 🙂 But you make a good point, transporting the tripod and trial and error witht the shutter speeds make this kind of photography more difficult in my opinion. Not sure if I want to do this all the time, but it’s definitely something fun to do in between 🙂 I hope you will enjoy it too to take photos at dusk 🙂

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