No, that’s not a piece of black glass. That’s Anders holding up our newest toy, the Lee Bigstopper filter. It enables you to drop the exposure with 10(!?) stops giving you some really creative options. Just to give you some reference, a 1/125s exposure will give you 8 seconds and a 1s exposure turns into a whopping 16 minutes.
I dropped by Fimeko earlier today and picked it up and we just had to get out and test it. We packed a camera bag with friday afternoon supplies and headed out to capture a shot of rush hour traffic. The resulting 6 minute exposure erased all traces of cars and people and gave us an almost spooky view of an empty intersection. This should come in handy in the future.
Have a great weekend!