Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Watery Wednesday: Tower Creek

On this years Yellowstone trip I spent quite a bit more time photographing scenery. Landscape photography is very different from photographing wildlife. When photographing wildlife much of your concern is to get the wildlife into your view finder hopefully in some descent light. Since most scenery does not really move, it becomes a lot more a matter of artistic expression when you are out doing landscape photography.
Because I was photographing a lot of static subjects this year, I spent a lot of time playing around with different shutter speed and aperture settings on this trip. A lot of the pictures did not turn out but that is the nice thing about shooting digital. I did like how this picture came out. This is Tower Creek shot at a shutter speed of 1/4 of a second. The slower shutter speed is what the picture the blurred look that gives the viewer a feeling for the motion of the water. Some photographers shoot rapids like this at even slower shutter speed but since I did not have a remote or cable release for the shutter it would be difficult to shoot any slower with out having some shake when the shutter release button on the camera was pushed.

16 comments:

ellievellie said...

Yellowstone is on "must visit" list. This water looks like a cotton candy

dAwN said...

I like this watery shot! very cool..I might have to try some shots like that..

Petit Eyekiss said...

Wov! It look's like cream!

Leora said...

It's lovely, yes, creamy. Thanks for the tech tips. Slower shutter speed produces the blur ... need to practice all this, too! But I don't have such lovely water nearby.

Denise said...

Great shot!

mountain.mama said...

We head for Yellowstone on Thursday! I've tried those slow water shots and ended up with the fuzzies, must use remote cable! Thanks for the tip.

ButterYum said...

I love the effect... it's quite stunning.

Guy D said...

splendid photo, I'm in awe.

Cheers
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Tammie Lee said...

sweet and artistic image. lovely that you liked this image.

Arija said...

A great treatment of the water to make it even more dynamic and accentuating its force. Nice take.

Sanna said...

Different water! Bubbles make it white.

Regina said...

another amazing shots.

storyteller said...

Wonderful watery Wednesday photo!
Hugs and blessings,

Amanda Guthrie said...

Wow is this water pretty I hope to get to Yellowstone someday!

srp said...

This is lovely... you could use the auto timer couldn't you?

ascu75 aka Don said...

LOve the water shot must try that itsn great now with digital if it turns out wrong just delete it XXX Don