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antongorlin

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Energy of Water
« on: August 31, 2017, 10:57:49 PM »

Sometimes I look at the classic paintings and ask myself why is long exposure more popular than the shorter one? And I often try to capture the water in all it's beauty and dynamics and energy with as short exposure as reasonably possible.

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Re: Energy of Water
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 11:45:59 PM »

That's a very lovely shot, and it makes a good case for shortish exposures.
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Re: Energy of Water
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 11:46:49 PM »

Agreed.  Perfect.
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Re: Energy of Water
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2017, 02:31:52 AM »

First rate.

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Re: Energy of Water
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2017, 03:25:08 AM »

Sometimes I look at the classic paintings and ask myself why is long exposure more popular than the shorter one? And I often try to capture the water in all it's beauty and dynamics and energy with as short exposure as reasonably possible.

There are some scenes where a very short exposure, freezing the water, is best; there are others in which a very long exposure, reducing the water to a hazy sheen, works best; and there are others where a moderate exposure works well. There are no absolutes. The exposure you have used here gives a very lovely result, but I don't see any virtue in "as short exposure as possible".

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Re: Energy of Water
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2017, 05:15:00 AM »

Excellent image. I generally prefer shortish exposures in the 1 - 4s range for showing the energy of the sea rather than the super smooth look.
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Re: Energy of Water
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2017, 09:41:22 AM »

This one really works. Great image.

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Re: Energy of Water
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2017, 12:11:05 PM »

fantastic sense of motion in this image, and that light is wonderful

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Re: Energy of Water
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2017, 01:15:39 PM »

Excellent image. I generally prefer shortish exposures in the 1 - 4s range for showing the energy of the sea rather than the super smooth look.

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Re: Energy of Water
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2017, 01:18:49 PM »

Not trying to be argumentative, but you could have taken this with 1/250 or such.  That is what I thought you were talking about.  Then I looked at the image.  I wouldn't call this a "shortish" exposure.
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Re: Energy of Water
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2017, 06:37:04 PM »

thanks for the feedback guys!
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but you could have taken this with 1/250 or such
100% true. That's why I wrote "reasonable" because wide angle + very short exposure makes a messy shot.

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There are some scenes where a very short exposure, freezing the water, is best; there are others in which a very long exposure, reducing the water to a hazy sheen, works best; and there are others where a moderate exposure works well. There are no absolutes. The exposure you have used here gives a very lovely result, but I don't see any virtue in "as short exposure as possible".
Agree. But I feel that shorter exposure is undervalued.

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Excellent image. I generally prefer shortish exposures in the 1 - 4s range for showing the energy of the sea rather than the super smooth look.
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Re: Energy of Water
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2017, 09:27:27 AM »

Very good photo.
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