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Using a Lee Little Stopper for a Long Exposure

In this landscape photography vlog, it’s an early start to catch the sunrise. I drive east to a location called Iceberg Lagoon. Where large icebergs that have broken off the glacier slowly float down the lagoon to where it meets the sea.

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Not having much experience with shooting icebergs, I explore the shore of the lagoon to find a simple composition made up of layers, ice in the foreground, large icebergs in the mid ground and the mountains providing an breathtaking backdrop. Using the Nikon 70-200mm lens to get in tight to the ice formations, I add a polariser to cut out the glare from the surface of the water and a 6 stop Lee Filter Little Stopper to slow down the shutter, removing the ripples and smoothening out the water.It was so calm and peaceful.

I then walk across to the beach side where the icebergs floated out and are then pushed back to the shore by the waves. I explore interesting the shapes and compositions along the black sand shore. Again I use a 6 stop Lee Filter Little Stopper, on my Nikon 24-70mm, to slow things down and capture a majestic ice seascape.

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