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Post by Graham Smith » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:14 pm

I'm not a fan of long exposure images but thought I would have a go with this one. The wind was blowing a near gale and forming the spume into tracery like lines, I was quite lucky to have some of the all too infrequent sun catching the rocks.

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Post by minniev » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:10 pm

Graham Smith wrote:I'm not a fan of long exposure images but thought I would have a go with this one. The wind was blowing a near gale and forming the spume into tracery like lines, I was quite lucky to have some of the all too infrequent sun catching the rocks.

C&C most welcome.DSC_0870 copy.jpg

That is utterly gorgeous Graham. I regret I didn't get to attempt anything like this but I am sure it would not have approached the beauty of this shot. I love the gulls-eye-viewpoint and feel like I'm flying over this wonderful scene. You've conveyed what it feels like to be there. The contrasting natural colors are punctuated with the smallest bit of rich green to set them off perfectly. I'm jealous, but I am loving the opportunity to admire it.

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Post by LindaShorey » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:09 pm

Surreal and engaging, though ultimately it doesn't work for me because the softness encompasses such a large area. My discomfort might be related to my susceptibility to vertigo and motion sickness. I found a cropped section (near the right side) that is quite beautiful, with more rocks to "ground" the composition.
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Post by Charles Haacker » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:47 pm

Love it. Just plain love it! (OK)
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Post by Graham Smith » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:07 pm

Thanks Minnie this is another post where the hue has changed, it's far more green than It appears on my monitor, but hey-ho, such is life :D
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Post by Graham Smith » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:37 pm

Hello Linda, to be honest I don't, and never have, liked the smooth water effect. I argued with myself against being draw into the artificial world of long exposure but in a moment of weakness I knocked the cobwebs off my tripod 8~ and here you have the result.

Perhaps it was just me wanting to prove that I own a tripod :rofl:
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Post by Graham Smith » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:39 pm

Hello Chuck, make the most of this one as I doubt a tripod will ever darken the baseplate of my camera again :rofl:
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Post by LindaShorey » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:56 pm

Graham Smith wrote:Hello Linda, to be honest I don't, and never have, liked the smooth water effect. I argued with myself against being draw into the artificial world of long exposure but in a moment of weakness I knocked the cobwebs off my tripod 8~ and here you have the result.

Perhaps it was just me wanting to prove that I own a tripod :rofl:


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Post by St3v3M » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:35 am

Absolutely beautiful from a beautiful view, wow I really love this, and see how a square crop would work as well.

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Post by John N » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:46 am

I can't get along with the water in this shot, maybe it needed to be a little slower and increase the silkiness, or a little faster and increase the sharpness. Either way, for me, you've hit a dead spot in the middle. The sun on the rocks was worth waiting for and helps make a great shot.
My comments on the water should not be viewed as a criticism, more just a personal opinion. Many will find it just about right.

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