Megiddo Mountain

Third try of my sun trail experiment, 2hrs exposure, lots of NDs, lots of anticipation. This time I exposed at the 'proper' compensation for this scene and calculating in reciprocity failure overexposing by 8 stops. Still a bit dark, but definitely getting to a result that I pre-visualized. Abstract and minimal as expected! Let me know your thoughts!

17 Comments

  1. klawe
    klawe ·

    It's perfect! How many stops overexposing do you have at the second one? This photo (3rd) is wonderful.

  2. montagu
    montagu ·

    @klawe Thanks, yeah this one I like very much. This time I measured at f64, adding +2 Stops on my highlights as I always do on b/w, plus added a stack of NDs (total of ND 4.8) which would give me my desired exposure time of 128 minutes. Then to add in the reciprocity failure I opened the aperture 6 stops, actually shooting at f8 instead of f64... So at the end it was overexposed by a total of 8 stops of the meter reading

  3. mtsteve
    mtsteve ·

    This is absolutely wonderful!! Keep them coming!

  4. montagu
    montagu ·

    @mtsteve Thank you, I will! Already shot one more yesterday while on a hike, developing today!:)

  5. klawe
    klawe ·

    That stimulates me to experiment! Thanks for the information and your creativity!

  6. guja
    guja ·

    That is really fantastic!

  7. oliv0380
    oliv0380 ·

    Incredible...

  8. montagu
    montagu ·

    @klawe @guja @oliv0380 Thank you! It's a good few days, clear skies, mild weather, I enjoy just hanging on the mountain for a few hours doing long exposures:)

  9. klawe
    klawe ·

    Have good weather and warm clothes!! ;-) Gun dooch!

  10. josa
    josa ·

    Fotokunst !!

  11. montagu
    montagu ·

    @josa selling prints like hot buns! lol

  12. montagu
  13. loewon
    loewon ·

    So great !:)

  14. montagu
    montagu ·

    @loewon :) Glad you like it

  15. fragakis_p
    fragakis_p ·

    It is like meteorite is following to earth....

  16. flamingoid
    flamingoid ·

    I really love it. It looks like a shooting star or an asteroid falling down on Earth.

  17. montagu
    montagu ·

    @fragakis_p @flamingoid my thoughts exactly when I saw the negative come out of the drum:) Very dramatic