While You Were Sleeping

Update 4-feb:

I still hadn't been able to shoot a night portrait and some light painting, so... what do you do when you have a sick kid at home? Ask him to pose for a cool portrait...

Modern Saint (RX1 2/35, 15 sec at f/2.0, ISO 50)

Update 3-feb:

Here are some more shots. Lessons learned: 1) don't shoot long exposures when storm is near. 2) 20-30sec exposures is too long for fixed stars and too short for nice star trails.

View From The Forest (RX1 2/35, 30 sec at f/2.0, ISO 160)

Castle & Stars (RX1 2/35, 40 sec at f/2.0, ISO 160)


Some more street shots, depicting the emptiness:

Swift Movement (RX1 2/35, 30 sec at f/22.0, ISO 100)

Underneath (RX1 2/35, 30 sec at f/22.0, ISO 100)


Some handheld, high iso shots, taken earlier at a walk in Bruges:

Standing (RX1 2/35, 1/50 sec at f/2.0, ISO 3200)


Art View (RX1 2/35, 1/50 sec at f/2.0, ISO 3200)

Beacon (RX1 2/35, 1/50 sec at f/2.0, ISO 3200)

Thanks for watching - I appreciate your feedback!



Here's my first shot for this class. It's a typical highway view with white & red car lights. I tried center the view so you'd get daylight left and night to the right, symbolising the people living by day or night.


There was a lot of wind and some drizzle, so technically it could've been a lot better. I also underestimated the difference in exposure between the left & right half, so I'd probably need to fix that in post-processing.

In Lightroom I gave the shadows some purple (via split toning) to make it a bit more interesting. Not sure if that was a good choice yet.

ISO100, f/22, 30sec


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