Wednesday Landscapes, 17 October 2018

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by Leslie Reid, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. You are invited to upload one or more of your landscape photos and, if you’d like, to accompany your image with some commentary: challenges you faced in making the image? your intent for the image? settings? post-processing decisions? why you did what you did? the place and time? or an aspect you’d like feedback on? And please feel free to ask questions of others who have posted images or to join the discussion. If you don’t feel like using words, that’s OK too—unaccompanied images (or unaccompanied words, for that matter) are also very much welcomed. As for the technicalities, the usual forum guidelines apply: files < 1 MB; image size <1000 px maximum dimension.

    That was a tremendously inspiring set of photos last week--beautiful!
    This is the other end of my spectrum of motion blur and water—last week I showed the clinically sharp end, this week it’s the blurred-to-oblivion end. Kind of. There are some sea caves I visit regularly at low tide, trying to figure out how to photograph them; and for quite awhile I was fixated on the drips. I knew the effect I wanted—each drip turned into a long motion-blurred streamer—but I was stuck hand-holding the camera (the substrate here is saturated sand, so tripods sink). With image stabilization and creative bracing the best I could do was 1/13 s—not long enough for the effect I wanted. The solution: I took multiple images and stacked them, then selectively unmasked the sequences of drips. This was a stack of three images—I suppose you could call it “unfocus stacking.”

  2. Slightly different. One of my Catalpa tree's in IR.

  3. I don't think that I would have considered multiple images to get the effect. Good and creative solution.

    I have a series from last year that certainly fit "blurred to oblivion". For me the landscape is made of smaller details and I like to concentrate on them. The waterfall provides a nice smooth backdrop for the plants. Not the challenging environment of a sea cave, but the same leaning and bracing in a precarious place. Taken along the Shades of Death Trail in Hickory Run State Park, PA.

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  4. More Yellowstone
  5. I have no photos of icicle, but here's one (shot in Montauk, NY) involving fog.

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  6. My use of "icicle" above is mistaken. I should have used "dripping water" in its place.
  7. Pentax 645N, 45-85mm FA SMC, Tmax400 (TMY-2), Xtol/Rodinal, San Diego, CA USA.
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  8. 18453084-orig copy_edited-1.jpg Another shot involving fog, this time taken in Bar Harbor, Maine

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    I went with the water drops.
    This is an 8 sec exposure shot late morning using an inexpensive neutral density filter I got on E bay just to try. The effect is sort of uneven and I am not sure it was the filter or the fact I barely new what I was doing.
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    I will probably have to wait for spring to photograph dripping icicles here in Idaho. Here, in this photo, are well frozen icicles hanging from a plant. I used a black sheet of cardboard as a background and photographed the icicles in shade. The diffuse lighting allows the internal air bubbles in the icicles to be seen.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2018
  11. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

    Ski pole basket!
    photog1514 and michaellinder like this.
  12. Moving Water, and a moving camera 1/10 sec handheld. Taken 2003 with FinePix S602 Zoom compact.
  13. Cathedral Rock Moonrise - Sedona, AZ Took several trips to finally get this shot, with the help of The Photgrapher's Ephemeris app.


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