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Summer in Maine #9

By handlerstudio  
Moving on some more around the west side of the island, racing against sunset to get as many photos in the mist as I can before the upcoming sunny days. I happened on a tidal pond, with the water still rushing out of it as the tide was falling. I took two nearly identical photos of this scene, one with a fast shutter, and one with about 1/3 second, experimenting with how the same shot would look with somewhat "flattened" water. This is a technique that I will use once in a while, but very cautiously. It seems to be something that shows up in a lot of photos with water, sometimes to great effect, and I think, perhaps, sometimes overused. I think that often, water needs to look like water, with motion stopped to show.

You all be the judge. I would be interested to hear if anyone else feels as I do.


Tags: Fog Mist Landscape and travel Mt Desert Island Water stopped Water flowing

Voters: WesternRed, ColleenA, Daisymaye and 25 more

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Lovely composition with the mist creating an excellent capture. I agree with you V2 has a distracting affect for me. Well done Peter.

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Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
4 Aug 2014 4:19AM
Looks like Fall. Interesting to see how foggy the summer can be.
4 Aug 2014 4:20AM
Love V 2.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
4 Aug 2014 5:24AM
You do need a tripod to take longer shutter speed, both are good in different ways

7 10 10 England
4 Aug 2014 8:56AM
I guess V2 is quite artistic but rushing water needs to be seen so V1 wins.
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
4 Aug 2014 9:49AM
V2 illustrates the actual flow Peter, nature we can't see with the eye.
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2014 9:51AM
I'm old school Peter, I prefer my water to look like water and not a milk shake. So its image one for me.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
4 Aug 2014 12:15PM
I prefer to see the water in its ''natural'' state too Peter,
so V1 for me !!
Bantu Plus
3 7 1 India
4 Aug 2014 1:32PM
But still a good try and good capture.

taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
4 Aug 2014 2:15PM
I like water that looks active, even aggressive!
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2014 2:45PM
Rather beautiful and rather eerie...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 108 14 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2014 4:17PM
2 more great misty images Peter.Smile

Very atmospheric,i go for V1,love to see running water.
PS Do you still use the Oly?
4 Aug 2014 10:29PM
V1 for me Peter. Love it. Cathy
dudler Plus
13 467 904 England
6 Aug 2014 3:27PM
Two equallt valid interpretations: great idea to post as a pair...
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2014 2:59AM
Love that water flow...

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