Thursday, August 11, 2011


Canon EOS REBEL XS, Tamron 28-80 lens @ 28mm, ISO 100, f/22, 10 sec.
  I am always fascinated by long shutter speeds and what it does to water in a photo. Back in April, I posted to the blog a shot from River Rd (VIOLENT WATER) where I used a slightly higher ISO of 400 with an f/8 aperture to somewhat freeze the action and capture the "rage" of the Tellico River with a 0.3 second shutter speed.
  A few minutes before that shot, with my ND3 neutral density filter on the lens, setting the ISO at 100, and a much smaller aperture of f/22 the exposure was pushed to 10 seconds calming the rage by smoothing over the water to look like clouds.
  The original shot had a blueish tint to it so I converted it to black and white. This accented the texture of the water as well as the detail in the rocks.  I really liked the way the small rocks on the upper left stand out with the cloudy water pouring over them.


  1. This is so very silky, it makes me feel like I can put this image on like a pair of comfy pajama's! Great shot here, my friend, top drawer!