Comparison between time and filters

Bronte Baths

I thought I would share these pictures from a sunrise at BronteĀ Ocean Baths in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs.

I took 2 exactly the same photos with 2 different filters, 30 minutes apart from each other.

The top image was more than half an hour after the sun came out with a B+W 1000 nd filter (10stop filter) which allows for extremely long exposures, but adds a red colour cast when using it. This red effect can be a blessing or a curse, but in this case its a good thing.
By 7.30am the sun started to light up the clouds from behind and give them more of an orange colour which was instantly intensified by the 10 stop filter.

The bottom image was taken 30 minutes earlier whilst the sun was coming up, but because of the thick clouds the colour was not going through the surface. I was using the Hoya nd 16 filter (4stop filter) which as far as I can tell does not give any colour cast to the photos.

I this case I prefer the top image a lot more, it has got a bit more of a wow factor.
But both of these filters are a great addiction to my equipment arsenal and I couldn’t live without either one them! šŸ™‚

Bronte Ocean Pool