Not too long ago I bought a new toy for my camera. Had been drooling over it for a looooong time already, but never got it, because they’re hard to get from here (and with a hefty price-tag) and it would still be quite expensive to order from the States anyway. But then the other day I finally made up my mind and ordered it from B&H.
It took me awhile before I got the chance to actually test it, but some nights ago I went out to this place I’ve been looking at for some time, and set up the “gear”. And in these neck of the woods you really NEED this gear. Especially around this time, when the sun sets around midnight and rises again an hour later without it getting dark completely. And even then it was still so light and bright that I couldn’t get it exposed any longer than 30 secs. It worked fairly ok. There was a decent wind that kept the waves rolling and the boat bobbing on the waves, so that gives a nice little touch to the image.
This image was shot just after 8pm, and it was like mid-day. I really need to go out after midnight to catch some of that civil twilight. Maybe then I can up the clock to a minute or so…
Question now is (again): which one’s better? The color one or the black and white one?
I agree with Myrtie, they are both great. I like the b&w because it makes the image more about lines and forms and I’m really enjoying the gradation of greys in the dock. Very nice, Arno! I got the Vari-ND last year for a trip to Yellowstone and it really is great for expanding your daytime shooting options.
Arno-They are both great, but I think I like the black and white better. The orange in the upper left is a little distracting in the color version. So what “toy” did you get?
It’s Singh Ray’s VariND
Here i like the colored one better!