Friday, September 05, 2014

More Morning Pics

I got up a bit early again this morning although it should have been a bit earlier for best photos, but out I went anyway. I sauntered along the trail by the river that begins near the arena.

I saw a bit of light at the top of these stairs. I kept my tripod low enough to miss a few rooftops.
Eventually, I took a little side trail down to the river. I had a neutral density filter on, which allowed me to take a long enough exposure to get a silky water effect. These ↓ two photos were basically taken from the same spot: the first looking east and the second west. The feet of the tripod were in the shallow water.


The bedrock is very close to the surface.

Before I left, I took a vertical, handheld shot from pretty well the same position. To handhold I opened the aperture and used a faster shutter speed. It makes quite a difference to the water. In both the above and below photo, the changing of the trees is already in evidence. It's too early; I am not well pleased.

I did warm this photo up a little to increase the autumnal effect.


16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wonderfully done!!! beautiful!

Linda Kay said...

You did a great job on these, John. I love early morning, and the sun on the walkway is stunning.

Mage said...

Those first two shots are keepers, you know. :)

CrystalChick said...

Lovely photos! Just stopping by for a hello on my way around Blogland.
As I scanned down the page, I noticed a photo of a Hungarian Vizsla. We have one. They are neat dogs. Part neurotic, part snuggly. Ollie has the most personality of any pet we've ever had. :)
Enjoy your day.

troutbirder said...

Well done, AC. I love the water effects..:)

Mary Gilmour said...

Way cool. Even though I am not a fan of silky water, these are stellar.

Donna said...

These are ALL just Gorgeous Ac!
Perfect!
Happy weekend!
hughugs

KGMom said...

Photographer extraordinaire. Well done.
I have a plain old point and shoot camera--no fancy filters or special effects. So I always enjoy your explanations.

Lorna Cunningham-Rushton said...

"a neutral density filter"---I thought that was something like a beige wind jacket that let in the rain.

ADRIAN said...

Great long exposures. These have really worked well.

Regenia said...

Wow! I do not see how these could be more stunning! "Beautiful" seems inadequate a description.

EG CameraGirl said...

Early morning light - nothing is lovelier. I especially like the second photo.

Hilary said...

Lovely shots. I do like that effect in the water. I do not like the signs of autumn coming on... but they're quite prominent here too. Sigh!

Ginnie said...

I wish my husband were still alive to see your amazing nature shots. He would be impressed and I am too ... your perspective and cropping effects are superb.
Oh, and on a more mundane subject, HAPPY BIRTHDAY friend.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Yes to early morning walks and photography when everything is quiet. My favorite here is photo #2.

Pearl said...

gorgeous shots and spots.