BuckSnort

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I'm starting to get the hang of this stuff.Here is a pic of a creek with a slow shutter speed.

 

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Hey Bucksnort.  Great action shot!  Although many "pros" don't like the misty water look, I love it (especially ocean shots).  One hint for you when you shoot contrasting tones like this.  When you first go to focus your camera, take a meter reading with the in-camera meter (if you are on Program or Auto this will not work) and read a middle-tone gray area when you go to take the shot.  That way you will have a base to work from when setting your exposure compensation.  Let me know what kind of camera you have and the settings you used to shoot this.  I might be able to give you some ideas on where to set the compensation in order to lighten the bushes up a bit and still get the misty water look!  

I lightened it up a bit in Photoshop.  I didn't do anymore because it may have blown out the whites.  It is a great shot though!!  I'm glad you are going at it full-bore and learning!

Eric

 

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WOW that made a big difference.I'm actually just starting to learn all this stuff,but I just recently got a digital camera (C2100UZ) and it is cool to be able to see the pics insted of having to wait untill they get developed.
 

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Good job Bucksnort. Where is the pic from?

Those long shutter water pics are so cool. It's why I bought my camera. For years I saw pics like that in my Missouri Conservationist magazine of streams and creeks of Missouri and I wanted to learn how to do it.
 

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Thanks Jesse.This is Bear Creek it's off of the Mckinley Grove Rd. bettween Shaver Lake and Wishon Lake.

I am wanting to get a  slow shutter speed pic at night of a freeway so I can get the streaming taillight and headlight effect.
 

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Bucksnort were you using a tripod and the remote or did you do it handheld?

I have a 2100 also and want to start experiment with different appeture/ shutter speeds.

Eric, would have using a wider apeture brightened up the shot? Although thats the nice thing about digitals and software you can manipulate the photos after the shot.

(Edited by karstic at 4:08 pm on June 26, 2002)
 

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karstic,

No tripod,just the image stabilization.One thing I learned is that I have to take a pic like this when it is not bright outside,or the slow shutter speed gathers to much light (even with the apature set up/down).
 
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