Long exposures and Lee Filters

I like the whole process of doing long exposures. From choosing the scenery and picking the perfect spot and angle.. to the complete calmness and dedication as you expose and capture space and silence for several seconds or even minutes. In fact long exposures have always fascinated me, but I’ve always found the prices for the proper equipment too expensive and the handling of step-up or -down adaptors and ND filters tiresome.

But, in the summer of 2014 I got my hands on the Seven5 system from Lee Filters and this changed the game completely. The Lee System is all about simplicity and transforms my Fuji X100S into a long exposure bad boy within seconds. It has really put the fun back into long exposures. So, this really motivated me and now I’ve actually started shooting long exposures worth showing.

Port of Århus, Denmark
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Port of Aarhus - Long Exposure
f/11, 30 sec, ISO 200, filters: 10 ND and 0.6 ND hard grad

Brankov most, Belgrade, Serbia
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Brankov most
f/11, 34 sec, ISO 200, filters: 10 ND and 0.6 ND hard grad

Long exposures are like visually holding your breath

Savsko jezero, Belgrade, Serbia
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Belgrade - Savsko jezero
f/16, 26 sec, ISO 200, filters: 10 ND and 0.6 ND hard grad

Fuglsang sø, Herning, Denmark
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Fuglsang Sø
f/11, 30 sec, ISO 200, filters: 10 ND and 0.6 ND hard grad

For all my long exposures I’ve used this gear:
– The Fuji X100S, my beloved 35mm fixed-lens camera
– A Benro A3580F tripod for long exposures in Denmark or a Manfrotto Pixi for travelling
– The so-easy-to-use amazing Seven5 system from Lee Filters.

If you like me are fascinated by shooting long exposures of moving objects like water or skies, I’d definitely take a look at the seven5 system from Lee Filters.
Enjoy!

This post is not sponsored by anyone but made entirely on my own initiative.

Brankov most – Long exposure

Long exposure of Branko’s bridge; the second-largest bridge of Belgrade, Serbia, connecting the city center with New Belgrade across Sava river.

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Brankov most

Besides my Manfrotto Pixi, a cable release and my Fuji X100S, I used this Lee Seven5 starter kit kindly provided by Light Partner:

– attachment ring for the X100s
– filter holder
– Big stopper (10 ND filter)
– 0.6ND Neutral Density hard grad filter

Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop.

Night photography: Fermaten, Herning

Outside the local music venue on a very wet October evening.

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Fermaten, Herning

Shot with my Fuji X100S.
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop.

Night photography: Bicycles and reflections

Decided for a walk in the rain yesterday evening (autumn in Denmark is nothing but wind and rain) and as I passed the DGI Hotel in Herning I noticed the nice silhouttes from the bikes and the colorful reflections of the colours and light from hotel.
Even though I had very wet feet when I got back home, this picture was worth it.

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Bicycles and reflections

Shot with my Fuji X100S.
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop.

Photography: Out of focus

Have always been fascinated by the combination of depth of field and night time light.
So, when seeing this Hamburg highway, I deliberately did a wide open shot.

Hope you like it :)

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Out of focus

Shot with my Fuji X100S.
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop.

Photography: Waiting

One of my favourites, really. Love the light, the stairs, the pose and the story it tells.. Hope you love it too :)

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Girl on stairs

Shot with my Fuji X100S.
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop.