I'm afraid I'm not being very imaginative today - uploading another picture taken at the same time and place as yesterday's picture.
But this one in vertical format is of just part of the falls of Bonnington Linn on the River Clyde at New Lanark. Personally, I think I prefer this one. I know some people don't like the effect on flowing water of a slow shutter speed and yet other people love it. I'm personally not really sure. In this case, however, there was little option as it was quite dim and I needed a small aperture for good depth of field.
Shot in RAW and converted and edited in PSE9.
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Zolive (5935) 2011-10-15 23:17
very nice picture of this waterfall. The "long" exposure give great effect to water. The composition is very good. Well done.
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-10-15 23:56
Good Morning John - For me the most interesting part of this well exposed shot is the upper area. The delicate shifts of hue in the leaves and beautiful peaty water is superb. I may have been tempted to concentrate on this area to the exclusion of the FG. The long exposure works well, you still have the feel of running water thanks to the good exposure and the contrast between the softness of water and crispness of leave in perfect. I read an article about a photographer who purchased fisherman's waders to enable him to get down and dirty with his compositions. Good idea? All in all another attractive image. Best regards Rosemary
agjika (3177) 2011-10-16 3:05
This is definitely better than the last one. More shapness more colour and the water in the foregrund is gorgeous.
This is good enought to be in my favourites list!
romanaa (7998) 2011-10-16 3:56
dark waterfalls, just as I remeber with water as dark as Guiness :-). Beautiful place and great composition which enhances the sense of movement and direction of the stream.
francio64 (39888) 2011-10-16 5:20
ben costruita l'immagine, con un buon effetto seta sull'acqua del fiume.
Luce ben gestita, ottimo sharp e buon formato verticale che dā profonditā.
Well done and TFS!
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2011-10-16 11:38
Wonderful catch...The long exposure give great effect to water. great view.... excellent work....
williewhistler (16404) 2011-10-16 12:17
Hello John,I think you have done very well with what you had at your disposal,the shutter speed is fine for me as it not only has blurred the water but still retained some detail.
I would probably have cropped a bit off the bottom of the image which I think could strenghten the composition,which of course is only my opinion.It is still a fine shot with plenty of atmosphere.
Best regards Les.
delpeoples (59186) 2011-10-16 20:33
Not unimaginative at all, just making the most of a beautiful landscape. I'd have uploaded ten! Again lovely peaty colours, beautiful capture of the water and good management of a very difficult sky. Thanks also for the discussion in the previous shot re: silky v cotton water and the work of Graffer. I've had a look at some of his Workshops and notes, the guy's a blooming genius. Anyway, back to the photo: the vertical is great and I love how the water seems to snake around in an S formation. Great work, keep it up.
Have a lovely evening
annjackman (21901) 2011-10-16 23:13
I think the slow shutter speed is just perfect for this picture because of the brown tinges to the water. This has given a lovely streaky effect and suits the autumnal look of the scene. The composition is excellent with the fabulous cascade in the BG and the water spilling out of the picture through the corner. Flowing streams always look beautiful but not easy to photograph - this is really excellent.
Best wishes, Ann
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-10-17 0:21
Hi John, Super photo of these falls, Love the rustic colours and the peat coloured falls, Scots gem, the whisky guys would say,Trust you are well, Cheers Iain.
saxo042 (37910) 2011-10-17 11:26
The streaming water looks very fine here and this photo has a very pleasant colour harmony with the autumnal brown in both vegetation and water. The POV is very well chosen and the composition is very artistic with two strong diagonal lines that cross each other. There is also a triangel visible here. I donīt think I have to make a WS to point out these lines to you, you must have seen them very clearly when you took this photo. An excellent contribution!
emka (102708) 2011-10-17 13:23
Hi John, in fact, I am not so fascinated by the view of flowing water with slow shutter. It looks attractive but on the other hand - not natural. I think I prefer without silky effect. Anyway, it is beyond my skill, I can't do such photos. But it looks very nice here, specially that water has different colours in different places of flow. And I love all waterfalls, big or small, slow or fast shutter. Beautiful view. Marvelous autumn colours
bartekp (4746) 2011-10-18 13:15
Very good shot, nice place in Lanarkshire. Very good composition with dark colors ,give a special atmosphere.
Have a nice evening
npecanhuk (75770) 2011-11-03 14:50
Lovely and attractive picture!
Special regards to the chosen pov, vertical format, composition and long exposure!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (26138)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-14
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
- Exposure: f/22, 1/2 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-15 15:05
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