End-of-the-Year Long Exposures

Time to make slow photos

The end of the year finds me with more free time. Time to slow down and make a few, long exposure photos. Over the past couple of weeks, I have taken the opportunity to return to two local spots to slow down time, a bit.

I shot these photos with the Fujifilm X-E2, which I find is an excellent camera for long exposure work. After selling my X-Pro 1, the X-E2 took over as my default LE camera. I love that I can use a simple, screw-in cable release with this camera body. The Fuji grip on the X-E2 slides into my tripod head, which makes for a very secure connection and I rely upon the timer display and level to make the LE process easy. Since making long exposures requires some patience, having a camera that is simple to set up and shoot with helps keep the process quiet  and contemplative. And that is one of the reasons I make LE photos: it is a contemplative practice, if a bit cold this time of year.

Here is to a New Year filled with great photo making opportunities! And, thanks for reading.

Images captured with the Fujifilm X-E2 fronted with the XF35mm f/1.4 lens (except for one image).


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