Creative Filters: Neutral Density

Challenge #2 in the Creative Filters series. Hosted by NZ Scott.
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Photographs taken with the use of solid neutral density (ND) filters. ND grad filters are not eligible, as they will be the subject of a future challenge. Please read all of the additional rules carefully - last week I disqualified nearly half of the entries because they did not include details of the type of filter used to achieve the shot. Definition: An ND filter typically screws or slots onto the end of a primary lens. It blocks up to 10 stops of light coming into the camera, allowing for wider apertures or longer exposures than would normally be possible. ND filters can be used creatively to blur moving subjects, such as clouds or waterfalls, or to allow a wide aperture for subject isolation.
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Makka - the holiest Mosque ever
by mka78
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A long exposure shot of the holy mosque in Makka. This was taken from the second floor after the prayer when people start or continue circumambulation the Kaaba (The Cube). In-camera ND filter was used to blur the motion
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Submitted: Friday, 27th January, 2012 13:38 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 29th December, 2011
Focal length: 6.1 mm
Shutter speed: 8 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 80
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