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MarceloLI Feb 29, 2012 11:47 AM

NYC Ghost Town
I wake up this morning and I found the city is totally empty, no people or cars and it looks like a Hollywood nightmare movie.

What is going on here?

Relax... it is only a ND filter and 20-60 seconds long exposures what makes moving subjects to be ignored for the sensor.

I used my E5 + 11-22mm and a 10x ND filter.

The camera just capture the static subjects like building or parked cars, some people that is standing for more than 10-15 seconds will be recorder for the sensor.

Take a look a this scene with and with out the filter:

Have a great day everyone.


Lordje Feb 29, 2012 4:48 PM

Nice pictures Marcelo and thanks you for the guide en explication of the ND filter.
It did me make to do some search and reading on it.
Was something I didn't know and was good to learn about!

Thank you for sharing and educating!

Steven R Feb 29, 2012 8:28 PM

Very interesting and good shots. I really like the sky color in the first 4 shots.

tkurkowski Mar 1, 2012 8:10 AM

Thanks, Marcelo - really interesting for me also. I would have thought you'd lose sharpness in the areas where people were walking by, but it doesn't appear that you do.

gjtoth Mar 1, 2012 8:38 AM

Cool! Believe it or not, the Fujifilm HS-10 has a feature that does this without the ND filter. I never tried it when I owned that camera but saw some results with other folks that did and it was pretty amazing.

MarceloLI Mar 1, 2012 10:03 PM

Thank you for your comments, there are different grades of ND filter depending the effect you want to achieve.


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