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A long exposure shot of The Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis Missouri USA. Done using a 16-stop ND filter x 241 sec exposure time, f11, iso50 and Tokina 17-35mm f4 lens on a Nikon D610.

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Bill Peppas's picture

Brilliant, simply brilliant Dennis!

Dennis Ramos's picture

Thanks so much, Bill!

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Dennis Ramos's picture

Thank you, Cezary!

Remus Roman's picture

Killer shot!

James McCann's picture

This is an inspiring photo!

Ankur B's picture

Great picture Dennis. Can I ask whether this was shot during the day or if it was dark with very little ambient light? I am also wondering, if you don't mind, what is the advantage of long exposure for this shot. Is it to have the clouds create a smooth trail or achieve the lighting on the arch, or both? Thanks.

Dennis Ramos's picture

Thanks, Ankur! This was taken midday with full sun on the right. Using a 16-stop ND filter, small aperture setting, and a long exposure time creates a smooth streak of clouds without over-exposure.

Deleted Account's picture

Gotta love it when a plan like this comes together. Creative approach. Fantastic results.

Alan Hynes's picture

Inspiring shot. Makes me want to get my gear out :)

pierottipaolo's picture

Amazing dynamic range. Awesome shoot.

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clean and clear