How different the world can look at 240 seconds.
Long exposure landscape photography has a very special place in my heart. It’s a cathartic experience to open a shutter for four minutes while the world moves on. Puffy bright clouds become ominous tracks of weather. Flowing water becomes an uninterrupted form, framed by the rocks that contain it. A storm surge on the ocean becomes a smooth transition of shadows and highlights, reaching up and blending with the sky.
To achieve extended exposure times, I use neutral density filters, polarizing filters and a series of graduated filters to balance sky and foreground. What I love most is all the work is done “in camera” and not in post production on a computer.