box cameras usually have one shutter speed and a OPEN setting for time exposures. sometimes it can be difficult to make photograph
when there is a vast difference between light and dark in the view. with only 1/50thS ( around there ) as the only shutter speed, how do you
make photographs that need less than 1 second worth of light, but more than 1/50thS of light ?
years ago i remember a trick a wonderful photographer, teacher named les mclean published over on APUG.ORG. the thread and questions had to do
with photographing a waterfall or landscape or something with movement. les used the example of a waterfall he photographed in the thread and said
it was made with 10 or 15 or 20 exposures ( sorry i don’t remember the exact number ) instead of one long exposure. by splitting up the time between
exposures he was able to show movement and other things with his final image that a single exposure couldn’t do.
les’ time exposures got me thinking, why not do this with a box camera and see what happens. it shouldn’t be hard seeing 2 /50th second exposures was about 1/25thS and 4 would be something like 1/10S and so on … so i did just that.