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Media City Footbridge
A 2 minute long exposure photo that I took last weekend of the new footbridge over the Manchester Ship Canal which connects the BBC Media City with the Imperial War Museum North.
The process for these long exposures is that I set the camera up on the tripod and take a test shot to make sure the composition is okay. To get the 2 minute exposure time for this particular shot which was photographed in bright daylight I then switched the camera to fully manual and added a circular 6 stop neutral density filter to the front of the lens and took another shot which was at 1/8th of a second after I'd fiddled about with it a bit (I 'exposed to the right' on the histogram on the camera LCD display to ensure I'd maximised the available dynamic range of the camera).
Finally I added a Lee 10 stop nd filter on top of the 6 stop to get the shot you see here using a calculated shutter speed of 4 minutes (by counting 10 stops up from 1/8th of a second on my fingers:-)
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