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Old Jul 26, 2010, 8:21 PM   #1
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i'm a sucker for rocks and flowing water, and the Taylor River just east of North Bend, WA, has plenty of both... i especially liked the dappled light, the way it lit up the greens in the rocks with the water flowing over... 5D, 24-135 @ 99mm, .6 sec @ f/18...

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i'm a sucker for rocks and flowing water, and the Taylor River just east of North Bend, WA, has plenty of both... i especially liked the dappled light, the way it lit up the greens in the rocks with the water flowing over... 5D, 24-135 @ 99mm, .6 sec @ f/18...

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(Same here but I prefer much faster shutter times) Can't remember when I saw such beautiful light. Excellent handling of midtones. You got your light. Congratulations

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thanks, Torgny. i'm not sure why i like the soft, slow-shutter effect so much, but perhaps because it makes the water seem more graceful and captures the feel of movement. there are times when freezing the flow looks good too, but in general, i prefer to slow things down and let the blur convey a sense of motion, while the rocks or whatever remain in sharp, static focus...
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thanks, Torgny. i'm not sure why i like the soft, slow-shutter effect so much, but perhaps because it makes the water seem more graceful and captures the feel of movement. there are times when freezing the flow looks good too, but in general, i prefer to slow things down and let the blur convey a sense of motion, while the rocks or whatever remain in sharp, static focus...

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It's by no means an unknown category to me and you're one of the masters, besides the other things you do. I've tried it myself but not with such great results.

Water surfaces of all kinds interest me. Just got a new idea, to me anyhow. Panning very rapid water, thereby creating a blurred background.

Light and camera is the limit here. Good light, very good light, much smaller shutter speed than 1/8000 of a second and very fast reaction when panning, perhaps. And as small an aperture as possible

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Rocky,

It's by no means an unknown category to me and you're one of the masters, besides the other things you do. I've tried it myself but not with such great results.

Water surfaces of all kinds interest me. Just got a new idea, to me anyhow. Panning very rapid water, thereby creating a blurred background.

Light and camera is the limit here. Good light, very good light, much smaller shutter speed than 1/8000 of a second and very fast reaction when panning, perhaps. And as small an aperture as possible

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actually, if you shoot at anything even approaching 1/8000, you won't get any background blur at all. for effective panning, you need to focus on the subject, but shoot at something between 1/125 and 1/400, so you don't "freeze" the motion of the camera relative to the background. but your concept sounds really interesting... if you get some shots like that, post them... i'd be interested to see what they look like!
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this came out nice ... i really like to see the creamy water look something i still need to work on
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actually, if you shoot at anything even approaching 1/8000, you won't get any background blur at all. for effective panning, you need to focus on the subject, but shoot at something between 1/125 and 1/400, so you don't "freeze" the motion of the camera relative to the background. but your concept sounds really interesting... if you get some shots like that, post them... i'd be interested to see what they look like!

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Well, yes, you're right. But let's say that you're successful in the panning of very rapid water

Then you don't necessarily need the small aperture opening and not even the fast shutter speed and can keep the ISO low

Then you'll get movement blur - or?

I'd be happy to try

Something has to be static in pictures like that, as you pointed out. I've tried to catch water with different speed in the same frame (no static objects other than the slower water - seen in relation to the faster running water parts), with sharpness where the water runs slower. Perhaps the eyes see it that way too

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Here a part of the slower running water works as a "static", "constant" (or what it's called in English), I think
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a very interesting shot, Torgny! i like it... and without the river bank as a backdrop, you don't need to worry about panning, you can "freeze" the movement with a fast shutter, and concentrate on the reflections and the interesting shapes in the moving water...
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