Ginko Petrified Forest, WA | May 2012
This is a long exposure shot using an ND Filter in broad daylight.
I had been meaning to experiment with the 64x (8 stop) ND Filter on subjects other than moving water, for a while and last weekend, the conditions seemed to come together (almost) to give it a try. The wind was particularly very strong (which caused the blur in the tree branches) and the sky had both the clouds that would move in a long exposure as well as blue to add the dash of color. The ND Filter was used to to force the exposure from within a fraction of a second into a couple of seconds.
I need to work on finding a more cleaner subject for this experiment to explore more on the same theme.