I was about 5 minutes late on the beautiful sunset color we had the other night, so I decided to try a B&W long exposure instead.  At 8 minutes, this was the longest exposure I’ve tried so far, and it really had a nice effect on  the clouds.  I had to mask out a few random headlights/tail lights from passing cars, and then converted it to black and white by just using Lightroom’s controls.  Every so often, I find it therapeutic to use the more simple controls in LR as opposed to PS, Topaz, etc.


  1. Posted June 28, 2012 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    I love everything about this photo – the B&W, the long exposure, and the perspective of looking through the gate. Great job!!

  2. Posted June 28, 2012 at 7:10 am | Permalink

    Perfectly fraomed with a great leading line to the house Steven. The long exposure’s effect on the clouds are perfect

  3. Posted June 28, 2012 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    Great lines, Steven. And nice long exposure effect in the sky. Beautiful image.

  4. Posted June 28, 2012 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    Beautiful B&W image, Steven. This long exposure turned out very nice with the cloud movement. Lovely composition, man.

  5. Posted June 28, 2012 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    Outstanding long exposure Steven!

  6. Posted June 28, 2012 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    I love this Steven. Fantastic long exposure.

  7. Posted June 28, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    yep great lines and love those clouds Steven!

  8. Posted June 28, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    Awesome Steven! Love the composition and the long exp is sweet! That sky rocks!

  9. Rick
    Posted July 3, 2012 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    Love the eeriness to this scene!

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