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Old 3rd June 2014, 05:48 AM
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Following on from NachaLuva's questions about Lee ND filters, i went looking for a general photography thread and couldn't find one, so here one is.

ND (Neutral density) filters basically reduce the amount of light entering your lens, their primary objective is to facilitate long exposure photography.

ND filters aren't required for night photography, for example here is a shot of Sydney Harbour that i captured last year, it was a 15 second exposure at f11, ISO 100.



D800E_DSC6039 by rpo83, on Flickr

If i wanted to take a 15 second exposure during daylight i would need to reduce the amount of light getting into the camera. If i could meter the shot during the day and get a shutter speed of 1/80th of a second, putting a 10 stop ND filter infront of the lens would give me a new exposure value of 12 seconds..

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^ You have just started one ... .

At a rough guesstimate, I would say about 1/4 to 1/3 of the people who frequent this forum are either keen amateur photographers, or professional photographers.

I'm a bit in the first camp ... .
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Old 3rd June 2014, 06:54 AM
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^^ So I changed the thread title to reflect that intent ... (pun intended ... ).
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Great initiative, I might learn something !
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Thanks Ratbag, i'm in the same photography category as you. Photography is the main reason i bought the Forester, i realised i don't need to do the extreme stuff, the Forester will get us to some great locations, the missus and i are just trying to find compromise on the standard of camping we are both happy with

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Gidday Steve

It's not just photography that we appear to have in common ... .

I also traded in my '93 Impreza (Roo1) on Roo2 to get me to more places, safer and better.

Ditto regarding the comfort level of camping. I'm sometimes forced to stay put for days at a time to rest/recuperate. No way do I want to do this at ground level in a 9x9' "crusader tent" any more. Therefore the camper trailer route. I can climb up into bed, but getting down is a bit of a trial (impossible at times ... ), and getting back up again from ground level ... Well, it might as well be climbing Mt Everest!

The camper trailer is slowly coming together. Towing something as light as this doesn't bother me in the slightest. I have towed things like a 2 tonne tandem axle horse float many thousands of miles; what's a 500 Kg semi off-road single axle trailer? I don't even notice it being there behind Roo2!

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I'm comfy staying in a small tent, but i don't tend to stay in an area for more than a night or two, i was lucky enough to take time off work in 2011 and ride a motorbike around Australia, camping in some of the best locations in this country has to offer. I wrote a blog as i went as i'm useless at diary writing, the blog kept my family up to date on my travels and forced me to document my trip...... here is my blog http://rpo83.blogspot.com.au/

We have been considering all sorts of camping options, it looks like it will probably end up being a hard floor camper trailer, although it will restrict some travel routes, it will allow us to set up a good base camp and have some comfort. Many years ago i drove semi's interstate, so the trailer wont be an issue.... But it's good to hear that roo2 tows well, i'm yet to tow anything with the forester.

Oh to keep this thread on topic, her is a pic...

Camping on the edge of Bryce's Gorge...



DP1S SDIM1007 by rpo83, on Flickr

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I'm comfy staying in a small tent, but i don't tend to stay in an area for more than a night or two, i was lucky enough to take time off work in 2011 and ride a motorbike around Australia, camping in some of the best locations in this country has to offer. I wrote a blog as i went as i'm useless at diary writing, the blog kept my family up to date on my travels and forced me to document my trip...... here is my blog http://rpo83.blogspot.com.au/

We have been considering all sorts of camping options, it looks like it will probably end up being a hard floor camper trailer, although it will restrict some travel routes, it will allow us to set up a good base camp and have some comfort. Many years ago i drove semi's interstate, so the trailer wont be an issue.... But it's good to hear that roo2 tows well, i'm yet to tow anything with the forester.

Oh to keep this thread on topic, her is a pic...

Camping on the edge of Bryce's Gorge...



DP1S SDIM1007 by rpo83, on Flickr

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^ Same thought occurred to me too, Peter .. .

And yes, I am also envious. So much to see, so little time ...
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Some great photos there Steve. Glad to see a fellow rider.

I recently did an outback trip in the Forester, was constantly thinking about doing the trip again on the bike. Someday..

Keep the photos coming!
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