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Silky Creek

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 17 May 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

One of the creeks coming off of a Gorge waterfall.
Jerry (ordinaryimages) said this. "I view my photoblog as a daily journal that reflects a body of work with all it's inconsistencies." I really like that and think that it is a wonderful way to see posting photographs on a daily basis.

"I thought I made a mistake once but it turned out it was a creative moment." Scott Fleming

Here's a bonus. "Better to not twitter and be thought a fool, than to twitter and remove all doubt." Bill Moyers

NIKON D700 1/6 second F/22.0 ISO 200 38 mm (35mm equiv.)

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

The effect of the water is attractive !

17 May 2009 5:15am

@Annie Viguié: Thanks, Annie; it is fun to play with moving water and slow shutter speeds.

-C16H25NØ2- from Persia, Iran

great capture
very beautiful and lovely bravo ;)

17 May 2009 5:16am

@-C16H25NØ2-: Thank you.

Bill Jennings from (Bay Area Northern Calif), United States

Love your twitter quote! The colors that abound in this photo are a great addition to the silkiness of the gorge waters. Well done.

17 May 2009 5:56am

@Bill Jennings: Thanks, Bill; the colors are pretty essential to the photograph; however, it's not too bad in monochrome.

kerfendal from Paris, France

you choose long exposure and you were right, gorgeous

17 May 2009 6:02am

@kerfendal: Thanks, Max.

Lylou & Roland from Besancon, France

Nice Jack ! I do like playing with long exposure too !

17 May 2009 6:19am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

de la fraîcheur ça fait du bien ce matin et c'est merveilleux ! bravooooooooo

17 May 2009 6:30am

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

Just WOW

17 May 2009 6:31am

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

These set has been Truly Amazing

17 May 2009 6:32am

@Onlymehdi: Thank you.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Le temps de pose choisi adonné à l'eau un filé que j'apprécie beaucoup.

17 May 2009 6:34am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

The way the water falls looks so amazing! Great photo.

17 May 2009 7:34am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thanks, Elena.

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Very nicely done blur motion, silky indeed

17 May 2009 7:41am

missparis from PARIS, France

Un joli coin de nature

17 May 2009 7:44am

Yochai from Kochav Yair, Israel

very nice work - you got a nice effect almost like a drawing.

17 May 2009 7:53am

@Yochai: Thank you.

k@ from Paristanbul*, France

I can feel the water falling and i just love this!

17 May 2009 7:55am

@k@: Thanks, Karine.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful waters shot

17 May 2009 7:58am

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

I had a conversation yesterday about long exposure water photos and your images came in my mind! You capture them with an amazing way...and using f/22 its really a challenge!

17 May 2009 8:03am

@dkc: Thanks, Dimitris. The key is a sturdy tripod and a cable shutter release. f/22 enabled the slow shutter speed. The problem comes when the water is in bright light; you then need an ND filter (a polarizer often will do the job).

Leena from Joensuu, Finland

This kind of water is, what I would like to get to my photos :)
I will keep trying to find ;)

Nice weekend to you!

17 May 2009 9:02am

@Leena: Hope that you are having a lovely weekend as well, and can do some shooting in the beautiful Finnish countryside.

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Another well exposed shot. The water is as your title says. A silky creek, flowing across the landscape.

17 May 2009 10:08am

laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Very nice shot !

17 May 2009 11:03am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

No inconsistency in your work! No, a constant! There is beauty and magic with varying degrees of intensity! Otherwise the quest does not exist! This is not our path which is
difficult, so the difficult which is our journey! after! there will be "the image" that remained to be done, and that remains our motivation! and for me often a torment!

17 May 2009 11:13am

@Mathilde Collot: Our comments and responses back and forth cause me to believe that we are on a very similar path, Mathilde.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great slow shutter ! I love the softness effect on the water. well captured !

17 May 2009 11:19am

@Anna.C: Thanks, Anna.

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

Wonderfull view of nature ! I love it

17 May 2009 11:53am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Very good view.

17 May 2009 12:32pm

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Good job Jack

17 May 2009 12:44pm

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

nice composition and love the flow of the water...

17 May 2009 1:41pm

Don from spokane, United States

I like the bubbly nature of this waterfall. The water quality is very attractive. Looks like a great little waterfall area to take a rest and just listen to the water.

17 May 2009 1:46pm

@Don: Especially at this particular fall, Don.

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Really nice colors. That's what really popped out at me. The contrast between the greens and browns.

17 May 2009 2:05pm

@jeff (aka dogilicious): Thanks, Jeff.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful photo and quotes.

17 May 2009 2:12pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

I agree wholeheartedly with you on Jerry's quickly sums up the beauty of am3!!!
as for your shot.....i just love the blur thing going on in the water, and wish I could figure out how to do it at the beach!!!

17 May 2009 2:25pm

@Susan: It's especially hard at the beach because the light is so bright. You need 4-8 stop ND filter.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The greens are spectaular. They really set the photo on its way.

17 May 2009 3:32pm

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

wonderful use of slow shutter speed.....the water cascades look like sheets of satin silk...very lovely contrast with the rocks & foliage

17 May 2009 3:54pm

@sawsengee: Thank you.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

How come everything I want to do, costs more $$$ ??????? laptop, books, filters, what next...oh, i camera!!??!!

17 May 2009 4:13pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


17 May 2009 4:18pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

looks like wahkeena falls.

17 May 2009 4:28pm

@Daniel: It might be. When you look tomorrow, it will be easier to tell.

zOOm from Paris, France

1/6 is a perfect time for a pause ! Makes this water looks like milk ! Nice and fresh.

17 May 2009 4:49pm

@zOOm: Thanks, Florence.

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Dear Jack, this is a spectacular close up view of this stream! the water texture is perfect in this image and is soft but still has some detail! Fantastic work!

17 May 2009 4:50pm

@Scott Schilling: Thanks, Scott; one of the things that I like best about this photograph are the rocks in the very lower left.

Yvon from Orleans, France

very nice cascad

17 May 2009 4:51pm

joemulligan from United States

Jack, I think this is one of your most beautiful images. The moving water and static shore a common contrasting elements in many people pictures. I've taken thousands myself. But this is one of the best ever. I agree with Schott Schilling's comment above. Great and lovely (and loving) work. Thanks!!!

17 May 2009 6:01pm

@joemulligan: Thanks, Joe.

Ajay from Pune, India

When am I going to take such shot? I wait only.

17 May 2009 6:30pm

isidro from Spain

excelente efecto del agua!

17 May 2009 6:36pm

@isidro: Thank you.

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

It seems to be very sweet at hand, very nice creek flow ! Well done ! Bravo !

17 May 2009 6:44pm

@Isabelle: Thank you.

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très belle image, superbe effet! Bravo!!!

17 May 2009 7:00pm

@mo.langel: Thank you, dear friend.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

another wonderful waterfall ,it's marvellous !
friendly !

17 May 2009 7:59pm

JamesC from portland, United States

Beautiful image, nicely done.

17 May 2009 8:20pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

THe water is really great

17 May 2009 9:08pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

This serie is really splendid. Great work Jack.

17 May 2009 10:08pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Thanks, Evelyne.

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Oh, another beauty, Jack. Love your Scott Fleming quote!

17 May 2009 10:18pm

@Toni: Thanks, Toni.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Beautiful shot.

17 May 2009 11:12pm

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

Beautiful, impressive shot . Besides the gorgeous water, I love greens !

17 May 2009 11:36pm

@Mariana: Thank you.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Very very nice.... You don't ever dissapoint! :))

18 May 2009 2:51am

@Magda: Thank you.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow...the detail in the water against the rock in that slow sweeping motion is just breathtaking. One can feel the cool air and spray from the waterfall. This is gorgeous!

18 May 2009 3:43am

@bluechameleon: Thank you. This was our first outing of shooting for the workshop and we stopped at a number of the waterfalls, all of which were booming. I had only had one experience before trying to create this effect. But you should know that I had a huge amount of stuff that ended up in the trash.

Manola from Bassens, France

romantique et superbes effets... j'adore...

18 May 2009 4:53am

@Manola: Merci

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Dear Jack, I noted your comment on the rocks in the lower left and those are nice because they help to anchor the entire scene is my eyes read this from left to right! I will be traveling some this month to some of my favorite locations so if you don't hear from me off and on, I will catch up when I get back. Take Care!

18 May 2009 4:59am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

excellent -- amazing detail and vivid color!!

18 May 2009 12:48pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

I really like Jerry's thoughts on posting daily... my feelings were the same as yours, and that helps.
Beautiful capture of the water in motion, very well done!

18 May 2009 1:05pm

@Betty: Thanks, Betty.

Cricket-Tammy from Alabama, United States

This is another soft and stunning photograph!

18 May 2009 1:54pm

@Cricket-Tammy: Thanks, Tammy.

starCosmosBleu from bedford.Qc, Canada

Wonderful capture..lovely colors and scene...good timing for that water flow....

20 May 2009 3:15pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Thanks for sharing this quote.

27 May 2009 11:05pm

@Anita: You're welcome.