After attending the talk by Nicki Gwynn-Jones I decided to have a bash myself at multiple images at Baddesley Clinton. The last time I did multiple exposures in-camera was when I was using film with Olympus OM-1 and OM-2 cameras many years ago.
I wasn’t expecting any great shakes at the first attempt of multiple exposures, and I was right not to, but I did enjoy doing them.
I used my Nikon D800 and a 50mm f/1.8 lens. I was in manual exposure mode, the multiple exposure was set to 3 frames and I experimented with average gain set and none. It’s obvious that this type of photography requires the right scene to work properly, but half the fun is experimenting so why not give it a go.
The image below was taken using two frames for the house and bridge on the left of the frame and then I turned and took one image of the countryside. No average gain per frame was used and I like the quality that the over-exposure does. In terms of processing, it was all done in Lightroom CC. I cropped to a square and left the highlights blown but pulled back the shadows and blacks. I used a D800 Lightroom profile for the colour, enhancing it slightly with Vibrance. I then sharpened and applied a little Luminance Smoothing before adding a slight vignette.
I like the ethereal quality of this image and the implied rather than fully stated shape of the house. There is a feeling of impermanence and intransience about the picture.