i like it i got one kinda like it in my gallery but I have the same problem, you should have used an ND fiter for that long of an exposure to prevent the white from the water from getting such hot spots. Unless you used one and still got them then i feel like an arsehole. Anyways if you didnt use one its somthing to remember next time you do a shot like this
I will never see anything like this where I live, which makes it that much more attractive to me.. I miss seeing the signs of autumn, and seeing hills and streams in the woods... I need to go back up north!
Well, the beaches where I live pretty much suck.. From what I'm told, though, Florida's west coast beaches, and some beaches about an hour or two north and south of where I live, are FAR better. But in Cocoa Beach area.. They suck.. Greenish/brownish water, not the clear blue that tourists expect, no fine, white sand.. Don't I wish, though!
It seems amazing, the places around where you live. =] I wish there was something like that near me.. Oh, well, I live about 45 miles east of Orlando. Been there once or twice, but never for anything very interesting.. Been through Jacksonville and Daytona, but just barely. If I still lived in Texas or West Virginia, especially, I'd have far better things to take pictures of. But Florida is just so boring where I live..
Yeah, there are some pretty nature preserves around here. Florida is different. It's not an ugly state by any means. You get amazing weather there, there are some beautiful beaches (even the ones that don't feature bright blue water).
You should try doing some long exposures during storms. I've never attempted it myself, and I've heard it can be tricky, but I'm sure you could eventually capture some lightning. The trick is to use a tiny aperture and a low ISO speed (or slow film).
Or you could visit a beach during sunrise or sunset. The light is really amazing for just a few minutes a day. The light is really the thing you want to feature, not necessarily the sunset. Long exposures of the waves crashing looks nice. Solkku has a lot of shots like that.
If you have any jetties it could be a cool subject. And of course, you could always check out nature trails in your area: [link] (sorry if I told you about this already... I keep forgetting who I've already mentioned it to). There won't likely be any waterfalls or anything considering how flat the state is, but it's not unlikely to come across some streams with rushing water.
First of all i love your work.
Can i ask you- Ive been trying to do shots like this and im good at taking the quick shutter speed crystal clear water but how do you get it soft looking, is that just a slow shutter speed? if so how low do i go and is there any other tip you can give me? Thanks
The soft water is from the slow shutter speed. I usually go slower than 2/3 of a second. The slower the speed, the softer the water. As far as other tips go... you could use things like tiny apertures and neutral density filters to get longer shutter speeds.
An Autumn leaf trapped and left to die,
as lifes vibrant torrent rushes by.
A gust of wind would help me in,
to join the cascading, tumultuous din.
Ur piece inspired this single verse, may i use it pls