Summer 2017 in the Canadian Maritimes

Adventures of David, Jelynne and Eva


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La Fontaine des Mers at Place de la Concorde

On Thursday afternoon, I stopped at Place de la Concorde to take this photo. I used a 10-stop neutral density filter for this scene. This is an extreme version of a neutral density filter, reducing the amount of light transmitted by 1000x and is used mainly to capture motion blur in bright daytime light.

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La Fontaine des Mers is located on the southern side of the square and commemorates France’s Maritime Trade and Industry. 15 second exposure.

Neutral density filters reduce the amount of light reaching the camera's imaging sensor. The light reduction is even across the visible spectrum (or it should be). With less light reaching the imaging sensor, a longer exposure or a wider aperture can be used. The wider aperture can be used to avoid the effects of diffraction or to achieve a shallow depth of field under even full sunlight.

Neutral density filters reduce the amount of light reaching the camera’s imaging sensor. The light reduction is even across the visible spectrum (or it should be). With less light reaching the imaging sensor, a longer exposure or a wider aperture can be used. The wider aperture can be used to avoid the effects of diffraction or to achieve a shallow depth of field under even full sunlight.

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