I've been meaning to try this for ages but never seemed to get organised - until this week.
I know long exposure/blurry seas aren't everyones cup of tea but I rather of like them. Thing is a decent 10 stop ND big enough to fit all my lenses was going to set me back knocking on a £100.....and that was never gonna fly. So I went onto eBay and bought a bit of welding glass for £1.20.....delivered!
Now I'm not going to sit here and argue that it is optically perfect and it has a rather unusual colour cast and mounting it on the lens is compromised at best but it was £1.20 so I shall ignore any protests.
Took the camera out for a wander this morning for a play....yes I have a weekend off....Yeah!
Fitting the filter was a simple case of reversing my petal shaped lens hood and using two elastic bands to hold it in place - so far so good.
Exposure - well I stuck my finger in the air to judge the wind, scratched my nose, sucked my teeth and decide that 4 to five minutes at f16 would be about right - it was too.
The K30 has two Bulb modes:
One fires as long as you hold the shutter button down - not an option - I'd get bored and introduce camera shake.
The second lets you press once to open the shutter and again to close it - job done.
As I siad there is a colour cast to the images.........actually "a colour cast" may be the under statement of the year.........ok everything is GREEN!!!!!
Mono it is then.
Shot RAW - processed in LR5 - popped over into CS6 and fettled with Nik Silver Efex - tweaked with a bit of dodge/burn etc.
SOOC - with weird flare:
Might glue the filter to an old filter ring to give it a bit more of a secure hold and I may even knock up some flags to reduce flare....or I might just continue to fiddle as it only cost £1.20 and its a bit of a laugh.