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thierrylegros396

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Speed frozen water.
« on: January 10, 2016, 01:21:47 PM »

Looks like ice, but that's not ice.

I've been shooting waterfall for several years, but always used slow speed.

So I decided to try high speed (>1/1000th) to see the result.

It results to sone enjoyable photo too, some look like abstract.

What do you think/prefer, any advices to improve the technique?!

Have a Nice Day.

Thierry
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Re: Speed frozen water.
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2016, 01:58:12 PM »

I think your technique is fine, I'm just not seeing anything to pull me in. They seem to be missing that difficult-to-describe metaphorical aspect to successful photographs.
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Re: Speed frozen water.
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2016, 03:32:47 PM »

An interesting set.

I shoot water in motion quite a bit and have played around with speeds a bit.  Shooting with the faster speed produces a more visually challenging image due to all of the detail.  Things go from simple at slow speeds to complex at higher speeds.  To me there seems to be a sweet spot that renders a lot of the detail but doesn't pick up everything.  The best speed is dependent on what the water is doing so, as far as I can tell, there isn't really any explicit formula for finding it. I would suggest experimenting some more to get an idea of what works for you and a form a basis for 'reading' the water.  Another thing you might want to try (I haven't found it to be easy to get right) is to pan with the main flow which renders some things as 'static' motion and other things with motion blur.  The sort of thing that Michael showed with his series of bull fighter images a while ago.  It works with water but like I say isn't easy. 

Have fun!
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Re: Speed frozen water.
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2016, 04:47:08 AM »

My favourite is the first one, it has still a sense of motion. The other's freezing motion ends up becoming too confused, with alternating in and out of focus areas that in the end become a bit "messy".

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Re: Speed frozen water.
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2016, 09:03:15 AM »

Thanks for your answers.

Have a Nice Day.

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Re: Speed frozen water.
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2016, 09:46:37 AM »

Yes, quite interesting. As abstracts, I see a lot of potential in the second and third photos, especially if cropped tighter. Out of curiosity, these look to be b/w, but I see small specks of red and orange in both of these images. Is this just an artifact of jpeg compression, my uncalibrated monitor, my failing eyes, or intentional?
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Re: Speed frozen water.
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2016, 11:36:33 AM »

Yes, quite interesting. As abstracts, I see a lot of potential in the second and third photos, especially if cropped tighter. Out of curiosity, these look to be b/w, but I see small specks of red and orange in both of these images. Is this just an artifact of jpeg compression, my uncalibrated monitor, my failing eyes, or intentional?

No, it's color versions.

Athough the lens of the G3 X is very good with very low CA, some reflections remain.

I removed the worst ones (strong blue), but I know that red and orange specks are still present.

And yes some crops are possible to obtain someting less "busy"  ;)

Thanks.

Thierry
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Re: Speed frozen water.
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2016, 11:44:10 AM »

Perhaps something like this would be better?

Edited on the fly from the web image, so sorry for the quality, judge only the composition, please  ;)

Thierry
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Re: Speed frozen water.
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2016, 01:38:54 AM »

i like to say that the first one is very impressive and the technique is different and very effective.
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Re: Speed frozen water.
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2016, 12:55:00 PM »

Perhaps something like this would be better?

Edited on the fly from the web image, so sorry for the quality, judge only the composition, please  ;)

Thierry

Yes. That's what I had in mind, and thanks for explaining the specks of color.
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Re: Speed frozen water.
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2016, 02:13:50 PM »

Nice, Thierry. I agree that the next challenge is finding good compositions.
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