Monday, 16 April 2012

Catching the wind

"Do not believe clocks - time has only invented them to play with us".
The Casa da Musica building, Porto, Portugal.

A story behind: This has always been my dream to capture a picture like the one above. My desire was to create the image with long exposure extending from 30 seconds up to 1-minute. I wanted to portray a sense of motion that would contrast with the monumental and massive concrete structure of Casa Da Muscia. It hasn ´t been easy. What you need is Cumulus clouds fast moving in a direction longitudinal to the long axis of the building to make an image dynamic; sunny afternoon but with the sun hidden during at least 1 minute long intervals behind the clouds; strong wind but not too strong to get your camera and tripod moving and lots of time ( since one shot takes about 3 minutes and camera movement can ruin your image ).
Finally this Sunday  afternoon I did it. 
Going with the square format was also perfect for this series. I find the square format very elegant and try to use it more and more. 

Please enjoy !

Nikon D700. Nikkor 16-35 mm. Polarizer. 10 ND-Stop.


Shutter speed:
40 sec

Exposure bias:
+0,3 EV

Focal Length: 17 mm

ISO: 50

Place taken: Porto, Portugal.


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