Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Big Stopper Shocker

The Ultimate 10 Stop Filter

Remains of the old Swanage PierI've owned a Lee Big Stopper 10-stop filter for almost 2½ years now and have become quite a fan of long exposures and the effects that this filter can produce. It's become a staple accessory to many a photographers kit bag and it opens additional artistic opportunities to a landscape photographers day once those golden hours have disappeared. Prior to the Big Stopper I used a B+W 10 stop filter, which is of the screw-in type,

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Worlds Top 10 Most Expensive Photographs

It doesn't seem so long ago when I was discussing a picture by Australian landsscape photographer Peter Lik with a group of fellow photographers, that had sold for a million dollars. Having been to Lik's gallery in Las Vegas and witnessed the crass commercialism first hand, I guess I wasn't too surprised. But only in America hey? However, something the other day made me want to find out what was so appealing about that picture as to command such an amazing price. During my research I was stunned to find out it's now not even in the top ten most expensive photographs in the world today.

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