This is a 10″ shot I made on the river bank of river Scheldt on the border between the Netherlands and Belgium.
It is a control tower monitoring shipping traffic. In Photoshop I cropped the image in a square to cut away the flare caused by the light leak I have with this camera.
I hope to find some time to do some long exposure shooting this weekend, just to build up some experience.
What does a man do while waiting patiently for 50 seconds to pass by?
Enjoying a smoke? Not me, have been there, way to bad for health and wallet so I stopped. It wasn’t that difficult.
Having a chat? With whom I may ask, being there in the middle of nowhere.
So after the first shot I had an idea. Why not walk into the frame, stand there for 30 seconds and leave the frame?
Would 30″ be enough to get captured on film?
I walked leisurely into the frame and stood there while counting slowly to 30 and trying very hard not to move. Then I walked away and waited for the remaining time to tick away into oblivion. I closed the shutter by releasing the cable and loaded my camera, tripod and stuff into my car and drove to the next location I had pinpointed for some long exposures.
Little did I know my camera had a huge light leak that only showed during exposures longer than 1/15th.
I guess it is part of the charm working with old camera’s.