July 2024 Competition - Long Exposure

Tim Mayo

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Thanks again to everyone who entered last months competition. A new month has begun and so that means a new competition.

This Month's Theme
The theme for this months competition is long exposure. If you need some inspiration then I'd suggest taking a look on Flickr.

Competition Dates
Entries start: The date that this post is published.
Entries end: July 20th at 3am Eastern Time (9am GMT)
Voting starts: July 20th at 3am Eastern Time (9am GMT)
Voting ends: July 27th at 3am Eastern Time (9am GMT)

What Do I Get if I Win?
I'm afraid it's just the joy of taking part but I will be adding badges to winners profiles.

How to Enter + Rules
  1. Post your entries in this thread by scrolling down to the reply box then hitting the 'upload images' button, or just click here to reply. Insert image as full image not thumbnail.
  2. Canon R Series cameras only. Adapted lenses on R Series bodies are fine.
  3. Camera metadata must be included in the images to verify.
  4. Only one photo entry per member.
  5. Keep the photos clean and family friendly.
  6. Please don't use sky replacements or AI image generation.
  7. You are free to change you image during the entry period.
How to Vote (when voting opens)
  1. Use the vote button (up arrow) to the right of the post (below post on mobile) to vote up images that you like
  2. You can vote on as many images as you like apart from your own
Upcoming Themes for 2024
Our themes for the year have already been decided to give you a heads-up on what's coming next.
  • Jul: Long Exposure
  • August: Reflections
  • Sep: Close Up
  • Oct: Patterns
  • Nov: After Dark
  • Dec: Festivities
I'd really appreciate feedback about how the competition is running but please don't post it in this thread. Instead please post any feedback in our Feedback Forum.

Thank you for participating and good luck!
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Please note the rules folks:
  1. Canon R Series cameras only. Adapted lenses on R Series bodies are fine.
  2. Camera metadata must be embedded with images to verify.
  3. Only one photo entry per member.
  4. Keep the photos clean and family friendly.
  5. Please don't use sky replacements or AI image generation.
  6. You are free to change your image during the entry period.
  7. Not essential but it would be nice if you added a little background information on your entry.
Thank you! :)
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Hi Tim,

Our entry is High Force Waterfalls (21metre cascades) on the River Tees, Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, England.

(Shot raw by Karen and processed by Phil with DxO PL Elite/ Nik Collection and Adobe LrC/ PS with Tony Kuyper Panels).

You can read more about High Force by clicking Here.

Phil and Karen

  • Canon EOS R7
  • EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM
  • 29.0 mm
  • ƒ/10
  • 3/10 sec
  • ISO 100
Hi Tim,

Shot taken at a local steam rally recently.

  • Canon EOS R6m2
  • RF24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM
  • 87.0 mm
  • ƒ/18
  • 1/10 sec
  • ISO 100
Was going to go with water, because I love me some long exposure water. But instead, in honor of the Independence Day Holiday:

IMG_5038EOS RP.jpeg
  • Canon EOS RP
  • RF35mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM
  • 35.0 mm
  • ƒ/11
  • 7 sec
  • ISO 100

Not that Walt Disney World represents Independence. But Walt was as American as apple pie, so I’m going with it.

Tripod. Bulb exposure with corded shutter release. Processed in DPP4 applying the Autumn Hues picture style from Canons Picture Style Editor software, but with sharpness cranked up to Landscape picture style levels.
With Devil's Gate to the north, Yosemite National Park to the west, and Nevada 10 miles to the east, the little town of Bridgeport, California, (population 553) sits at 6400 feet up in the eastern Sierra Mountains. The post office opened in 1864, and yesterday was the 162nd annual July 4 festival. They had an impressive fireworks show at the airport, and I positioned myself just outside the barbed wire fence with a few thousand other people. I got the best fireworks photos I've ever taken, and chose this one to post here.

  • Canon EOS R6
  • RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM
  • 24.0 mm
  • ƒ/4
  • 4 sec
  • ISO 400
During a visit to Stepstone Falls in Rhode Island, I took many photographs of the water surface reflecting the fall foliage at various shutter speeds. This is one of the slow ones increasing the abstract nature of the photograph.

  • Canon EOS R7
  • RF-S18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM
  • 89.0 mm
  • ƒ/22
  • 3/10 sec
  • ISO 125
Light stix and Wedding fun :)
  • Canon EOS R8
  • RF35mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM
  • 35.0 mm
  • ƒ/2
  • 3/10 sec
  • ISO 100
Plan A: epic Golden Hour lighting, but late afternoon clouds on the horizon forced me to Plan B: Night Sky with the Milky Way.
Remember those clouds on the horizon? After a couple hours I was looking at 40% cloud cover forcing me to Plan C: Blue Hour Light Trails.

Cape Perpetua at Blue Hour.jpg
  • Canon EOS R5
  • RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • 50.0 mm
  • ƒ/14
  • 30 sec
  • ISO 160
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Image is a 10 second exposure of an Amtrack Train arriving at Manassas Railway Station on the 4th of July
  • Canon EOS R5
  • RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • 24.0 mm
  • ƒ/20
  • 10 sec
  • ISO 250
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