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December 28, 2016 By Harold Pollack
December 28, 2016 at 4:53 pm
A simple trick that you may already know:
If you have a tripod mount the camera and take slow exposures of waterfalls, streams, etc. You'll need to experiment with exposure times a bit, but that's easy. The waves smooth out and can get dreamy, and sometimes, especially if there is colorful foliage around, you get some remarkable abstract color patterns.
If you lack a tripod, but like shooting landscapes, it's a worthwhile investment. Get a decent one.
December 28, 2016 at 6:07 pm
like this: http://imagovitae.org/ColoradoPoudreLandscapes.ht…
December 29, 2016 at 6:51 am
Since we're showing off, :-), also like this or this.
December 29, 2016 at 7:32 am
These are great.
December 29, 2016 at 8:33 am
Thank you, Harold.
December 29, 2016 at 1:52 pm
Fine, fine. The first particularly as an abstract.
December 29, 2016 at 7:33 am
December 29, 2016 at 9:07 am
December 29, 2016 at 9:41 am
December 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm
December 29, 2016 at 8:57 am
I trust it was the slip not taken.
James Wimberley says
December 29, 2016 at 8:59 am
I tried embedding Bernie’s code, which commenters can’t do:
December 29, 2016 at 9:40 am
Thank you, James.
The blues and oranges in the top image don't appear as bright as they should, at least on my screen.
The main point is that this is just the result of standing next to a stream in the fall with lots of colorful foliage around and shooting slow exposures. Not much to it. On a good day it looks like someone is pouring paint into the water upstream.
December 29, 2016 at 4:08 pm
Your site allowed an embed code but not an image download, which is what I used for sdean's and my images, with better results. Readers are invited to click the links to your site to get better versions. Still, the advertising was worth it.
December 29, 2016 at 4:48 pm
Just to be clear, I'm not a professional photographer and don't sell prints. I had no intention of advertising here or otherwise promoting any business for myself.
I happen to use that site for complex reasons.
December 30, 2016 at 7:09 am
My clumsy wording. I was advertising your site, not you. Good work deserves to be known.
December 30, 2016 at 7:46 am
Sorry I misunderstood, and thank you again.
My standard offer – if you like one of the images well enough to want it, I'll send you the file – no charge – and you can get it printed. Just send me an email – not to my yahoo address if that's the one on file.
December 29, 2016 at 9:17 am
All a bit Romantic and melancholy, no? Shades of Caspar David Friedrich. Here is something still watery but more festive – not by me worse luck, it's from National Geographic.
December 29, 2016 at 1:51 pm
OMG, Trump lost his toupee in the surf!
December 30, 2016 at 9:07 am
I was going to post a thank-you to Harold Pollack for the pictures he's been posting and to express the hope that he continues to do so. They are a source of much-needed mental refreshment these days. (Unfortunately, they have the side effect of making me want a good camera.)
But now I can add thanks to everyone else for their contributions to this post. Wonderful set of photos. And, byomtov11, yours are amazing, with the stunning combination of so many shades of blue and reddish brown.
December 30, 2016 at 9:32 am
I'll make an offer here to readers who want to post photo contributions in comments. Send me the photo as an attachment in an email, and I'll try to add it to your text comment. I am very bad at checking my email and the mechanism will be unreliable. You could also consider using Flickr and posting a link; if I spot it I'll embed the photo in a reply, as I've done above.