11.12.2019 Flow and Splash

A couple of studies of water in motion.

A lot of experimentation takes place when making these.  The speed of the flow is not quite the same from place to place and time to time so no one exposure is correct.  As well, most of my images of water in motion happen in wooded areas, so the ambient light plays a role in choosing an ISO that’s appropriate too. It’s a fun undertaking and sometimes the results are very satisfying.

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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19 Responses to 11.12.2019 Flow and Splash

  1. Ann Mackay says:

    I love the feeling of motion in these – and reckon that your experiments have been a huge success!

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  2. In the second picture, the brown “funnel” in the upper left seems unusual.

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    • Not too unusual. The brown is caused by the river bed and tannins in the water. The shape is the result of the way the water flows over and in front of the rock and the rippling, as Eliza mentions below, is kind of a basket weave appearance (her term) caused by the differing directions the flow is coming from. The water is flowing between two rocks.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    Our little bluestem just is beginning to take on color and seed, and it’s really amazing how closely the water flow in the upper left of the second photo resembles the windblown grasses I saw this weekend. It’s beautiful.

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  4. Leya says:

    Beautiful – the second one looks like flowing hair.

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  5. melissabluefineart says:

    I hadn’t thought about that~the variables you deal with in making your images. I like both of these. In the second one I feel if I put my foot wrong I’m going to slip and get swept right in!

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    • Yes, but that is true of almost all nature photography. We have to deal with what we are presented with. Just returning to the same location periodically shows that things are always different to one degree or another.
      It wasn’t that deep. I did put my foot in, and the other, although not in that exact spot. 🙂

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Nice set, Steve. One of my favorite water patterns is what I call ‘basket-weave,’ where the ripples pouring through two stones create a woven look. You’ve probably observed this yourself, I imagine.

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