Long Exposure Photography – Using a 10 stop filter

Since moving systems from Nikon to Sony I have found that some of my shots have became more refined, better if you will, Now gear isn’t everything, you can still achieve amazing shots with minimal gear, however, when I sold my Nikon camera I was able to afford some extras for my new Sony.

Meet the Lee 10 stop filter. a beast of a filter and a must have in every camera bag, I have always used cheap ebay filters and they have worked for me, they advertise to be 10 stops but in reality there more like 6 if your lucky, so getting an official 10 stop from a well known brand is a must, at least then you know what you getting.

I bought this and used it for the first time when I went to North Yorkshire with a friend. The river was fast flowing and the waterfall made for a beautiful shot. It was a great place to test the filter I had been wanting for such a long time.


waterfall, long ecposure, water, river, landscape photography

I was packing up my gear and on the way back to car when I seen this shot, a shot I never knew was there even though I walked past it to the waterfall.

It just goes to show that when your at a location you need to look about and scope the place out, you never know what type of shot your going to get.

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Im Lew – A blogger and father of two boys, three if you include the dog, living in Sunderland. Not sure I have the hang of this blog niche thing but hey ho, I’m doing it anyway – expect all sorts of randomness.



  1. 28th January 2018 / 8:01 am

    This is amazing – that water looks ethereal! #MySundayPhoto

  2. 28th January 2018 / 8:06 am

    That’s a great photo. I love those shots but never manage to capture them. Lens looks like a good investment. #MySundayPhoto

  3. 28th January 2018 / 8:27 am

    Ooh, I’m a little jealous of your 10 stop filter. That’s something I keep meaning to buy and never get round to it. I love that silky water with patches of dark calm, very soothing image! #MySundayPhoto

    • 28th January 2018 / 11:46 am

      you can pick up cheap ones for about £10, there not great but still do a job, otherwise save up for a lee 10 stop. you wont regret it

  4. 28th January 2018 / 8:43 am

    I love this, I’ve tried to create the same effect by just taking the photo at dusk on our river on a long exposure but it’s not nearly this effective. Well done. I’ll have to look into your stop filter.

    • 28th January 2018 / 11:47 am

      yeah I used to do that, works ok but you cant get nearly as long without a filter. put it on your shopping list :)

  5. 28th January 2018 / 8:47 am

    What a great capture I love the depth you’ve got in this shot and the smoothness of the water. #mysundayphoto

  6. 28th January 2018 / 11:11 am

    Great photo, I love using filters. I don’t use them as much as I should

    Thank you for linking up

  7. 28th January 2018 / 4:12 pm

    I love how smooth the water is, great shot. Sounds like you made a great choice to swap to Sony. #MySundayPhoto

  8. 28th January 2018 / 4:43 pm

    This is an absolutely stunning picture. Looks like a beautiful place!

  9. 28th January 2018 / 8:29 pm

    Photography tips are always welcome as I am clueless. Good to be reminded how gorgeous North Yorkshire is too. #MySundayPhoto

  10. 29th January 2018 / 1:57 pm

    Stunning image. This is a skill I have yet to master so thanks for the advice


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