Monday, April 22, 2019

Whitewater at Easter

I had some fun for about an hour yesterday afternoon (Easter Sunday) roaming around by the river and taking shots of whitewater. The water is running very high and fast right now, and I wasn't the only one out there with a camera trying to capture the wild river.

I used my neutral density so that I could slow down the shutter speed to try to capture the movement of the water. Most photos were around 1/2 second exposure, which seemed to be enough to capture the movement but still maintain structure in the water.

From just behind townhall looking north across the river toward the dam

Moving downstream a little to photograph the same dam

By the old McArthur Mill, which is to be converted into condos

Gillies Bridge from the west side

Also from the west side but a different composition

From the same spot as above but zoomed in

Looking down from the old railway bridge. Gillies bridge would be a little to the left.


I had fun, and I reserve the right to post more at a later time if I feel so moved. 😀

11 comments:

Barbara Rogers said...

What fun...did you use a tripod? I've never been interested in these "movement of water" photos before, but you sure did capture it well. I never see water that way with my naked eye, so am pretty happy with faster shutter speeds...but I do like these shape of water photos...either in B&W or color!

Lorna said...

The beauty is still there but it also reminds us that the beautiful can be harmful. Well done.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

These pictures rather take my breath away. Beautiful, yes. Intimidating and shocking, yes.

Marie Smith said...

A wander with the camera is always interesting!

Tabor said...

A lot of drama when you slow that shutter speed. I did a little of this a few years ago.

William Kendall said...

Terrific takes!

Terri said...

What neat shots- the last one is my favorite. I wish I could learn how to take these kinds of water photos.

Jenn Jilks said...

Well done! I have no patience for this kind of photography. I'm glad you do.
That's one of our favourite pubs to eat at in summer! They have music Sunday afternoons.

Vicki Lane said...

Some great shots! I especially like the last one.

Joanne Noragon said...

Great shots, especially with non-moving structures included.

Mage said...

Simply delightful. Please give us more.