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Slowish Motion

By Irishkate  
Today something else I've been trying to learn - long exposures.
This is for marktc who sent me details and settings to practise with.
Haven't been to a pier to attempt images like his, but this is my attempt from
a woodland walk. I've got a mono version also as I always need mono images for CC.
However back to yesterday's Beech Hedge Blur for which I appreciate all your vs & cs.
Delighted almost all of you liked what I was trying to achieve and special thanks to Richard
(dickpics) for his User Award and to MalcolmM who suggested a crop from top
where some light was filtering through. This was exactly the kind of advice I needed.
I must admit to really liking the image myself since it was captured in camera.
The failed attempts are great for playing around with and adding textures.
Thank you all for help and advice.

Tags: Nature Rocks Water Specialist and abstract Longish exposure

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taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
9 Apr 2013 12:34AM
I like you water flow, wish the moss had been greener-- a very good initial attempt!

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debu 6 India
9 Apr 2013 12:41AM
Lovely images,V2 for me.
johnke 3 223 15
9 Apr 2013 4:25AM
A very good first attempt Kate, you composition is great too...John
gwynn56 4 87 England
9 Apr 2013 5:31AM
nice capture , I like it , Smile
derrymaine 3 17 Greece
9 Apr 2013 5:56AM
great capture, like the texture of the water
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
9 Apr 2013 6:00AM
Well done its a great capture for first attempt, I am also trying to master long exposuresGrinGrin......
CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
9 Apr 2013 6:36AM
Colour for me, Kate, I love the lichen glistening on the rocks. Carol
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
9 Apr 2013 7:00AM
Like them both but it's got to be the colour for me KateSmile
9 Apr 2013 7:30AM
Colour for me too, but it is just my love of colour so very subjective. You are doing some amazing work Kate.

achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
9 Apr 2013 8:05AM
Colour version for ma Kate but both work, excellent feeling of movement and great composition.


marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 8:10AM
Super shot Kate, you have captured the movement of the water very well, from the glassy smooth water at the top to the frantic white water in the drop... Smashing, keep it up! As for the mono, perhaps a little less harsh on the contrast as a slight improvement?
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
9 Apr 2013 8:12AM
I like the motion you have caught with the 1/4sec, Kate.... it looks very natural. More the image you see in real life than totally frozen, but a second or so less than the milky stuff. The green glow of the moss/lichen makes v1 the winner for me.

jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 8:17AM
Nice one Kate - good blurring without completely turning the water to milk.
9 Apr 2013 8:50AM
I like this image, Kate - I always like to see water movement!
I assume you used a tripod - the advantage of this is that you can experiment
with a variety of shutter speeds - I have used a range Neutral Density filters
to achieve a range of results whilst keeping camera settings(ISO and Aperture - using Aperture Priority) the same.
Great work!SmileSmileSmile
7 10 10 England
9 Apr 2013 9:27AM
You make me feel very lazy KateBlush.
mossy 3 46 1 England
9 Apr 2013 9:40AM
Think the mono works well.
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
9 Apr 2013 9:54AM
Well done on the exposure to get movement in the water but keeping it looking natural and not over done. - gary
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 98 14 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 9:59AM
2 great images Kate V2 has the edgeSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

9 Apr 2013 10:32AM
two good images Kate exposure spot on not sure but think the mono wins by a short nose

9 Apr 2013 10:42AM
I like v2 ,its kinda sinister.
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 11:41AM
V1 looks better in my eyes today..
Very nice long exposer..
Well done..

Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
9 Apr 2013 12:54PM
Nice work on the water. There seems to be some pixelation going on in the colored areas on the tops of the rocks. That said, I like the color version better. The mono is just a bit too contrasty for me.
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 1:39PM
Far better than a milky mess Kate.

I am so pleased to see that you're extending your photographic boundaries, this is a superb photograph which works equally as well in colour or monochrome

9 Apr 2013 3:45PM
A very good composition, colour for me
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
9 Apr 2013 4:02PM
Very beautiful and excellent images,Kate,love the tones and light here,very well done,
9 Apr 2013 6:14PM
love that water ....
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 7:21PM
Two great images Kate. You have captured the motion in the water very well. I like both images a lot
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 8:39PM
Has to be the colour Kate, beautiful movement and glow to it
4 3 7 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2013 6:23PM
A great first attempt. Personally I prefer the colour versionWinkGrinGrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
15 Apr 2013 9:53PM
You've captured the water flow wonderfully well Kate

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