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Old May 19, 2011, 10:57 AM   #1
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Default Smooth Waters In The Morning Sun

In Catching the light..., I mentioned these chance encounters that sometimes gets you a great shot. Here is another one.

On an early morning car trip, I stopped the car by the shores of a lake for my wife to smoke a cigarette, while I grabbed my D300s and strolled along the shores. The morning sun was about to break and looking down a rather steep slope towards the water, I spotted a small miniature "waterfall" - no more than 10-12 inches high.


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NIKON D300S with Nikkor 16-85mm ED VR - Focal Length = 78mm - Exposure Time = 1/125" - F Number = F11 - Exposure Program = Aperture priority -
ISO Speed Ratings = 200


The moning sun's light coming from the side, hit the motive at a rather low angle and was just "kissing" and bouncing off the water and these reflections made it difficult to choose the right exposure.


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The dark reflections on the left are from the brush along the lake-shore. To get into shooting-position I had to struggle through some dens brush and by doing that I got my sneekers wet for the rest of the day. But, what does i matter, when the outcome is like this...?



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# 4 - This is a crop of # 3 to show some details.



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Old May 19, 2011, 12:45 PM   #2
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Walter, beautiful shots. The non trubulent water looks like glass.

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Old May 19, 2011, 1:24 PM   #3
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Very nice, love how smoothly the water was moving and how you caught that beautifully.
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Absolutely stunning shots. I am in awe of your prowess - thanks for sharing the setting info as well.
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If it were just one shot, I'd say it's impossible. Are you sure this is not staged and that you are pouring gasoline from a container? Just kidding...
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Absolutely gorgeous shots Walter. Glad you are posting again
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ABSOLUTELY STUNNING AND REMARKABLE!!!! I am at a loss for words as to how beautiful the shots are. I'd blow that one up and frame it for sure! WAY TO GO!!!! And thank you so much for sharing.

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Love the glass-like feature of the water. Indeed, this is a great scene to see in the morning. Glad you posted these images, Walter.
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Thank you all for your kind comments here!

About setting the bar, Shutterbug74. Life consist of up's and dow's anyway, so we just take it as it comes our way...
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WOW! Very nice here Walter. Getting those little star bursts also add a lot here.
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