That was the day when we had some incredible cloud formations over the Montreal. The air was crystal clear with a bright blue sky and with whiter than white clouds. It was a pure joy to walk around Old Montreal with the camera. The weather was similar to the day I took the “Sailing Back Home” photo, which I featured in my older blog post.
That afternoon, I was testing my new toy – Hitech 10-Stop Neutral Density Filter which, I received the day earlier from B&H. I could not wait to see the slowest exposure time that I could achieve in broad daylight. By the end of my test, I managed to slow down the shutter speed up to 15 sec.
For this particular shot, 4 sec was enough to smooth the water and soften the sky.
Deconstructing Featured Photo
Camera: Canon 60
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm
Focal Length: 17mm
Exposure Time: 4 sec
Bracketing: single frame
Tripod: FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 – Check my FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 Review.
Ballhead: FEISOL CB-40D
Processing: Photoshop and Lightroom
Lightroom: import, tagging, straightening, perspective correction, color correction, cross processing effect, export as PSD image
Photoshop: cleaning, basic color correction. (check my tutorial Before & After: 14 Editing Steps of my Typical Post Processing Workflow )
– Topaz DeNoise helped to eliminate noise (sky, river ).