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Flowy Water Finally

Flowy Water Finally
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Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 165 N: 391] (2325)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-07
Categories: Nature, Experimental
Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Exposure: f/3.0, 1 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-07 15:10
Viewed: 1823
Points: 10
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The only thing I haven't been able to do with my little point and shoot camera is this flowy water effect with a long exposure, as I'm not able to manually change my f-stop. So today I thought, "You know these new sunglasses are pretty dark....I wonder" So I tried the 1 second exposure with holding my sunglasses in front of the lense. It was hard and I had no tripod so rested my elbows on a rock, hence the foreground rock. I think with a darker filter, and a tripod I might just be able to get that effect I've been wanting. Further proof to my hubby that I don't REALLY need a new camera I guess.

So here is my first attempt, hopefully my skill with this will improve!

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To KellEy: hi KelleyLCannon 1 04-30 00:50
To cloverstar: I know the photo is blurry,LCannon 1 08-08 18:00
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  • peetol Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 51 N: 694] (5745)
  • [2006-08-07 23:59]

I admire how you did this picture....proof that it is not the equipment but the person behind the camera that counts!

Great picture!


Hi Lori,
Good effort and a pretty good result. But, the water is over exposed and lost all details. The sunglasses effect is a really good one, and I used to do that with my old film camera a lot as well. I do like your composition eventhough it is not completely sharp. Maybe a b/w version will do the trick.

I think this is a really good try at getting that 'silky' flow to the water. Although some of the whites are bit overexposed, the idea of using your sunglasses probably has great improved the overall image. The composition is nicely composed with the rocks in the foreground. A touch blurry, but still a very nice photo.

Your effort was well enough, very good capture Lori, I like it. Cheers.


Hello Lori,
Not a bad shot for your camera and choice of speed. You need a tripod! Congrat's.

Hey, no bad at all given the circumstances. I think it's time you get a camera worthy of your abilities though. ;-)
A friend of mine told me the other day that she really doesn't like this look though, she thinks it's too "fake".
I love it but only if I've never been to the place.
Very creative use of props.

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