Had a chance to put my 10 stop neutral density filter to some good use on a recent trip to Maui & Kauai. Here are a couple of my favorites. Both made using Singh Ray Var-n-duo in combination with a 10 stop B&W ND filter.
#1. "RE: 10 Stop ND Waterscapes" In response to Reply # 0
San Pedro Garza García, MX
I think the thick horizon line makes them look somewhat unreal. Also, there are not enough shadows to give the images some added depth. Maybe trying again at the golden hours could turn them much better. Never be afraid to make mistakes, such fear kills creativity. At least that is what I keep telling myself ...
#7. "RE: 10 Stop ND Waterscapes" In response to Reply # 0
Thanks all. I too think the first is the stronger effort and have to say that the "cotton wool" aspect is kinda what I was going for, at least with number 1. I also think that when I do future shots at the golden hour I won't likely need both the Vari-n-duo and the 10 stop as the light levels will be significantly lower. On this trip I also did some longish exposures of a couple of seconds (as opposed to a minute or more)and really liked the effect that gave me. Can't wait to get back to some open water to improve my shots in this area.