A Little Fun with a Variable ND Filter

So I picked up a variable ND filter from George’s Camera a few weeks back in the hopes of playing around with wide open apertures in broad daylight.  The results have been a little all over the board, but I’m not blaming the filter.  Sometimes it’s the Indian, and not the arrow.  A quick plug for George’s first: I’m a fan of supporting local businesses, and sometimes when I need something right away, in San Diego my options are George’s, Nelson photo in Little Italy, and/or Calumet out in Escondido.  I’ve used all three and they’re great, but I tend to start at Georges b/c their available stock usually suits my needs, and they’re customer service and return policy is just great!  I might use exclamation points just a little too much, but in this instance it’s well deserved.  They really want to make sure you get what you want, and what you need.  So if you’re in San Diego, check them out (wanted exclamation point here retracted).

These are all shot at ISO 100 around 11 a.m. on a sunny day at 15th St. Del Mar.  A few at 1.4, a few at 3.5 and one at 5.6.  Shutter speed was kept at 1/250th due to me using a little fill flash.  If my grandpa is reading this, sorry I don’t have any pics of Jake, he was battling the surf with his mom while Abby and I did up the playground.

About Bryan Oster

Photographer of people and food. You can see some of my work at my site (www.bryanoster.com), and at my blog (www.bryanoster.wordpress.com).
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