04.26.2019 Errrr….So I was off by a day.

For the end of the Atherton Brook images, that is.  I’ve one more that I want to share.

I liked the combination of motion and splash. It took more than a couple of attempts to get the flow exposure right overall and then add a bunch for the splash.

F/5.6@1/13 sec, ISO 800, 70-200@115 +CP.

It’s funny how things seem pretty constant…the rocks don’t move, the water’s flow is steady, yet there are enough reactions to the water’s motion and rock’s resistance that one cannot predict easily when the optimal splash will occur.  I watched the action for a long time trying to anticipate a splash but it really was hit or miss.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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17 Responses to 04.26.2019 Errrr….So I was off by a day.

  1. In photographing waves breaking along Lake Michigan three years ago and at Acadia last year I had the same problem catching the right moment. Some of the time I tried to anticipate, as you said, and at other times I set my camera to burst mode in the hope that by taking several pictures per second I’d occasionally hit a good configuration of water.

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  2. shoreacres says:

    Well, I’d say the photo’s a hit. I understood everything in the technical information except +CP. Even a search didn’t help much — what is that?

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  3. Marvelous shot. So many waterfalls to photograph. I keep wondering if you have a running list that you refer to before you head out in the early morning hours.

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  4. Lemony says:

    Wow, fascinating image and great capture!

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  5. OK. You’re forgiven. Please let it happen again. The dynamic vs. static really works here, and I know from experience that it’s difficult to capture. But you did. Beautifully.

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    • “Please let it happen again”. I never should speak definitively as I do have one more. Not sure how to title it. Maybe blame you? 🙂
      These are always a challenge. It’s not always apparent whether soft or sharp capture is best so I try to cover both and see what works best. Silk is nice but some times coarse works.


  6. Secret photographer’s lingo. Actually most photographers just say polarizer without trying to look cool. :-).


  7. bluebrightly says:

    I too like the combination of motion and splash, 🙂

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  8. melissabluefineart says:

    You’ve made a splash with this one, Steve 😀 I read how you did it, but still don’t see how it was possible. Nice going.

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