SEPTEMBER THEME – WATER

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    Peter Robinson
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    The theme for August closes on 31 August

    The theme for September is Water and starts on 1 September.

    As I’m way during the turn of the month I’m giving everyone early notification of Septembers theme. Test yourself to see how you can photograph any thing with water in the picture. There are many different techniques you can use like employing different shutter speeds and lighting. Water is a fascinating subject to photograph. Being fluid it can be in many shapes, it can reflect and even used as a lens. It can be still or a torrent. Do you like to freeze it or let it flow? You don’t have to go far for this one. With creative lighting and a considered technique event your tap water could make a great photograph.  

    If you want some more inspiration flow this link to  Tips for Water Photography With the first competitions approaching this is a great opportunity for you to take some winning pictures. Good luck.

    We now have a much simpler uploading process for the images you want to post. All you now do is post your picture! But we do ask that you don’t post anything too big; perhaps best to start with a typical “1400” and then, when the dialog box comes up, make it 650p wide. If it is portrait orientation make it 650p high. That’s it!

    There’s no restriction on when the photograph was taken so search though your archives show us what you can produce. If you would like to suggest any topics for the monthly theme please let me know.

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    KEN LAST
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    KEN LAST
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    KEN LAST
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    #14813

    Peter Robinson
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    Thanks for kicking off this month’s theme Ken. Your photos show the different qualities of water. Reflections and texture. I just wonder what the reflection of the boat looks like upside down? Hope you didn’t get to wet taking the night shot.

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    KEN LAST
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    KEN LAST
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    Always happy to oblige  Peter–I don”t think so   —do you???   Kept dry  ok thanks.

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    KEN LAST
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    KEN LAST
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    Coincidence or what?  I had to zoom fully as they were a long way from shore. So heavily cropped and excess noise. Applied noise reduction and not bad. However on checking exif  the original photograph I took near Porthmadoc   on this day 5th. Sept.  2009.

    #14827

    Peter Robinson
    Keymaster

    Regarding your reflection photo, personally I prefer the up side down version. But I’m an upside down person!

    It certainly was a strange coincidence in the date of you last photo and I can’t see any evidence of noise at this scale.

    Here’s  a couple of photos that show the difference shutter speeds can make when photographing water:

    This one was taken at 1/8 second

    This one was taken at 1/500 of a second. Which do you prefer?

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    wbaxter
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    Ron Smith never liked Milky water, I think there is a place in photography for both650

    #14834

    Peter Robinson
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    I saw Ron on Monday and he told me he doesn’t like milky water. I agree with you that there’s room for all extremes of recording water. It’s subjective. Personally I like a bit of texture in my water. In the photo above you’ve got to use a fast shutter speed to freeze the canoeist and that freezes the water which looks great.

    In my snap below I just liked the pattern the waves were making. Not very exciting really but it makes my point.

    #14837

    Peter Robinson
    Keymaster

    I’ve recently visited Little Moreton Hall and took this photo of a reflection in its moat. I’ve turned it upside down to try and make it make more sense. I think that it looks more like a painting than a photo. Do you agree?

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    KEN LAST
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    Yes I do agree.

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    wbaxter
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    Fulmer Taking off650

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