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Windy 2

By ErictheViking
This is a working of my previous shot with a shorter exposure. While the flowers still show the blur of movement the definition is still in the stems and leaves.

Tags: Wind Statue Flowers and plants Movement Caithness Wick Daffadil

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 9:13PM
This is a huge amelioration on your previous upload Eric. The sense of movement in the swaying daffodils is clearly evident without being fussy nor messy, whilst at the same time the trees remain stand-fast and upright against the prevailing breeze.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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pablophotographer 6 951 335
26 Apr 2013 9:39PM
I have not seen the previous image so I shall say my opinion just for this one.

All good as you describe them, but my main concern is that the focus (and thus the main point of the picture) will not be the daffodils. Unless they aren't in the first place.

ErictheViking 5 124 102 Scotland
26 Apr 2013 9:40PM
Thanks Nathan this is more the outcome I was trying to achieve mind you breeze doesn't quite describe the wind in Caithness more strong to Gale force is better suited.

Erik Grin
ErictheViking 5 124 102 Scotland
26 Apr 2013 9:43PM
Hi Pablo, the focus was the statue. I didn't want anything too sharp with the flowers as I knew I wanted them to reflect the movement in the wind.

iancrowson Plus
8 211 146 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 10:35PM
Far better, this is just right in my view. I can clearly see swaying daffodils.
This is a rather good picture of a memorial to a significant local man with a foral tribute.
paulbroad 10 123 1249 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 8:01AM
I like the composition but, for me, the flower movement is a great distraction. Blur is one thing, movement blur is another and looks very different. I find myself looking at the blur, not the subject, which is the statue.

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
27 Apr 2013 9:12AM
Hey Eric i do like this and its a nice wee expt with the ND . But i think Paul is right in what he says tae a certain extent. The eyes do get drawn tae those lovely daffies a bit to much. Its still a very good fotae tho Grin
ErictheViking 5 124 102 Scotland
27 Apr 2013 11:02AM
Thanks to you both Paul and Rod. It was an idea I had and the more I look at the image the more I agree about the distraction Sad I think now this image needs to be a faster shutter speed to freeze the flowers and maybe a different image just on the flowers. This is what creating images is all about experiment and see what happens. SmileSmile

Erik Grin
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
27 Apr 2013 11:53AM
Yeah totally agree think the daffies would work on their own . It is good to experiment Tongue

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