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Monday, November 29, 2010

Water in Motion 2

About a month ago I wrote a little about my experiments with using a couple of polarizing filters to mimic the effect of a neutral density filter. The purpose was to achieve that silky, misty water effect at less cost (neutral density filters being very costly). At the time I was limited to using my 50mm prime lens since it was the only (non-telephoto) lens I had that I had two polarizing filters to fit. Recently I was able to complete a second set of two circular polarizer filters that will fit some of my other lenses and here is the first experiment. I am quite pleased though I still don't feel in complete control of the effects. There is really a nice wide range of exposure times available. The photo above is composed of two exposures fused. One was a 15 second exposure and the other was a 4 second exposure. In addition to allowing one to mess around with the intensity of the light the polarizing filters nicely increase the definition of the clouds.

14 comments:

rio said...

Goregous!

Lucka said...

Amazing shot!

Michael said...

Fantastic!

Pedro D. H. said...

I like the moviment on the water and the sky, makes a special effect.

Well done!

Dean Lewis said...

Very cool surreal effect.
This could be done with a variety of stationary subjects, say a forest and blurred sky above ...
Makes for a 'tension' between elements.

JoJo said...

I love the way the clouds look as feathery as the water! Great shot!

Jack said...

I have no idea about the technical issues, so I am going to pretend that you turned a corner and here was the scene that presented itself to you!

Pam said...

Beautiful! I'm going to have to try the double polarizer trick for myself.

ngawangchodron said...

This looks wonderful, I definitely will try it!!

Andy said...

Your are doing to your photos what I would like to do to mine. Nice shot!

LinWots said...

Amazing photo! I like the sky and a distant view.

Benjamin Madison said...

Thanks all for your kind remarks. I guess this could be considered a successful experiment.

jean bedard said...

LOVE THIS SHOT BENJAMIN!

jean bedard said...

Love this shot Benjamin! Always a pleasure visiting your site.