Long Exposure

Blue Hour Alone

Just got back from a much needed week vacation at Schroon Lake in Adirondack, New York.  We have been spending a week up there every Summer for the past four years and my kids love it.  I usually spend a good portion of the time photographing my kids playing on the beach, but always reserve just after dinner for myself.  This is a combination Long Exposure and HDR blended together.   

I usually try to take a photo like this with something such as some rocks or a pier in the water.  Seeing how there was neither, I decided to try a beach chair.  I am pretty happy with the results.

LE with HDR Blend

LE with HDR Blend

Westfield Falls - Middletown CT

The weather in this area has been very wet for the last few weeks.  I've been wanting to check out this spot for a while now and the current storm let up for roughly two hours, just enough time for me to get to this location, figure out a couple of spots, and shoot some long exposure.  Happy I did! 

This first one is from the lower section of the falls.  This is where I started.

Westfield Waterfalls-1.jpg

I worked my way up to the top of the falls, to capture what I am calling the "Triple Play" 

Westfield Waterfalls-3.jpg

After several spots, I was pretty satisfied with my results, so just as I decided to leave, the rain started coming down again.  Just in time for me to get out of there. 

- Chris