The ideal use for long exposures is when photographing in strong winds where everything is moving including trees and clouds; water is also a great motif. These ephemeral elements are fluid and always in motion, a long exposure creates wonderful wind swept clouds and smooth silky water, an effect I can't get enough of and hopefully I will find the time to make new ones soon.
|Autumn Wind, Madum Sø, Himmerland, Denmark|
(Nikon D700, Nikkor PC-E 24mm 3,5 ED,
Lee Big Stopper and Graduated ND 0,6H filters, iso 400, tripod, 8 sec. exposure)