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Painting of 19th century S. Tropez photographed with 30 sec. exposure time
Netherlands, Bussum, Nov. 2012

The Long Exposure Friday entry of Hallo intrigued me. In his contribution, originally white figures painted red light unequally at long exposure time (30 sec.): http://www.fotothing.com/hallo/photo/b6306ebd75c1b26a3af862642099ff2f/
I have never experimented with long exposure times and I didn't understand why colours would change so drastically. The above picture was taken in a completely dark room except for a computer screen with a rather dark desktop image at 3 m. distance of the painting. I reduced the brightness of the screen until the resulting photo was not anymore a completely white field. The colours are only a bit more blue than the original (see picture at the left).
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Nov 02 2012 11:27 GMT 25barb
This is fascinating and I love the quality of it. In addition to it being an original painting photographed, I find this result most beautiful. And how you did it, it was a success.
Great work and great framing...

Nov 02 2012 17:45 GMT Annamaria
Nice pictures to compare, Peter!! ;-)
Nov 02 2012 18:13 GMT elsje323
great result and entry Peter
Nov 02 2012 18:25 GMT martini957
Pretty darn interesting....cool entry
Nov 02 2012 20:25 GMT legs4daze PRO
hi, i saw samir's first and wondered about it too, i was glad you asked for more information about it. i know very little about taking long exposure photographs, however what you did here seems to have a great result, very nice. greetings from oregon ;o)
Nov 03 2012 00:26 GMT fhelsing PRO
an elegant entry!
Nov 03 2012 02:41 GMT jomoud PRO
Terrific example of long exposure time
I love your experimentations!!!!!
Excellent entry
Have a wonderful happy weekend
Nov 04 2012 07:09 GMT senna3
Thanks to all for the nice comments!
Nov 04 2012 16:15 GMT wijnie58
This is awesome, Peter..:-))

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