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Old Aug 5, 2010, 3:44 PM   #1
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The other day I came across this phenomenal picture published in a norwegian photo.forum and was "flabbergasted" or whatever expression one would use for being "speechless, drooling, perspiring and being enviouse " all at the same time - and wanting to produce something similar.
Here it is - The grand inspiration: http://foto.no:80/cgi-bin/bilder/vis...t=76&offset=60

In my other thread http://forums.steves-digicams.com/hdr/175086-log.html I explained about the search for a suitable location - which is not easy. Anyway, to cut a long story short - Alasdair (my son in law and member here as well) and I managed to find a 'moving waters'-spot and did some exercises....

Trouble, of course, is too much light to get slow shutters-speed, even with f-stop down to 22 (which is rock-bottom). Have to get myself some neutreal gray-filters for my G1!


Anyway, here is the result of hundreds of exposures....(sweat, sweat...). Two of them just about made it through to here......

The best I could manage the very first day:


Moving Waters 1:








Moving Waters 2:




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Why does it say: Remote file is too large...? when I try to upload? I have done what I have always done, just pasted the URL to another site I have been using all the time....?

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you're definitely getting there! Like you said, a neutral density filter will help tremendously for shots like this... meantime, a polarizer will also help a lot, it can cut down as much as 2 stops...
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 8:15 AM   #3
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Walter,

Always fascinating. Water surfaces of all kinds. And the reflections. Welcome back. Hope you caught some makrels >>>>>>>>>>>

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BTW Got some pictures like yours. Perhaps I'll post a couple of them in a separate thread
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Thanks for the encourigment, squirrl33 - all it takes is time and try again, and again, and....
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Thank you Torgny - I know your stand on "the art of taking water-pic's", so I am really looking forward to see yours...!

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Nice shots Walter
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I like them, Walter! Especially, the first one. I love the way you caught the highlights on the rocks.
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Nice shots Walter

Both show a different 'stage / phase' of incoming wave.

The colours and feeling of texture of the rocks in #1 are beautiful.

#2 has a real feeling of 'movement'.

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Brilliant shots. Really love them
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Thank you hercules, Gary, pj and Koolpc. I appreciate you taking the time to comment!
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Hercules! You might be interested to see that I have recently posted a travel-series from my week-long trip to the island of Samos in Greece!
Look it up at: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/tr...nd-greece.html


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NICE shots! Great movement! You need "black glass", a 10 stop ND filter
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