Last evening me and a friend decided to go out and take some pictures during night time.
Night time here in Trondheim (Norway) never gets pitch black during the summer – there is usually always some light in the sky which is great for long exposure photography.
We drove around and went to a spot where I have been taking some pictures during daylight earlier.
This was the perfect situation to try the Bulb mode on my Fujifilm X-Pro1. Equipped with a tripod, cable release and two different ND filters (a Hoya NDX8 and NDX400) I had all I needed for this type of photography.
I tried both filters, but the NDX400 blocked way too much light (the NDX400 blocks 9-stops and the NDX8 3-stops) so I decided to use the NDX8 to get a really long exposure.
This picture was taken at f/16 at ISO 200 (the lowest native ISO setting supported by the X-Pro1) with the Hoya NDX8 and Bulb mode on the camera. The exposure lasted for about 7 minutes and it turned out really nice. There were actually a boat that passed the camera which I thought would be visible on the photograph but as you can see, there’s no boat visible in the picture.
Night time photography can be quite rewarding.