2 Minutes in London | Weekly Photo #18

Long exposure photography in London has been a passion of mine for a number of years now. I love the way this technique allows me to capture the changing light, motion and even colour over relatively long periods of time all within a single frame. This can create stunning ethereal photos which allow the viewer to witness a scene in a way they wouldn’t usually see with their own eyes even if they were standing next to me while I captured the image.

2 Minutes in London | Fujifilm XT2 | XF18-55mm | 24mm | 121 Seconds | f/10 | ISO200

2 Minutes in London | Fujifilm XT2 | XF18-55mm | 24mm | 121 Seconds | f/10 | ISO200

Taking a long exposure of the London Eye

This photo was taken in September last year. I chose this location to capture a long exposure of the London Eye as I like the way it allows you to see down the river towards the buildings near St George Wharf in the distance which adds some great depth to the shot. If you time it right, you can avoid the boats that run up and down the river creating a nice simplified, clutter-free look. Although the sky was pretty clear, as the sun went down, some beautiful pastel colours appeared across the sky.

I took this photo with my Fujifilm XT2 and my trusty XF18-55mm. Using my Formatt Hitech 10-stop ND filter, I was able to change this photo from around a 1/8th of a second exposure to 121 seconds.

I have written many blog posts about taking long exposure images including why I do it, how I do it and so on. So, instead of repeating myself once again, I will list some of my most popular posts below for you to read at your leisure. So, if you have a few minutes, grab a coffee, settle in and have a read.

Slowing Time: Why The long Exposure?

How I take Long Exposure Pictures

My Top 5 Long Exposure Locations in London

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This post is featured in my Weekly Photo series where I post a new photo every Sunday.