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Lens: Sigma 50-500 Camera: Pentax K5 Photo Location: James River, Va ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/1500s Aperture: F6.7 
Posted By: GryphonPhotoCat, 06-05-2013, 09:15 AM

ISO = 640
Shutter = 1600
Aperture = f6.3

Fast shot of a breaking rapid off the rocks on the James River... Was trying to isolate and use color and contrast to make the image pop. I like stopping moving water to see all the chaotic movement and formations. Something amazing about being able to freeze something that is so dynamic and fluid forever.



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I love it. The background of water is really different.
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nicely done, the background is very interesting
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nicely done, the background is very interesting
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I can't remember with this image how much I messed with WB or Tone. But I know what captured my attention to this shot in the first place was the movement of the water and the strong contrast of the foreground versus the back ground as the back of the water was in shadow and the foreground was still getting full light. Does the image look realistic? Aside from the contrast?

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QuoteOriginally posted by GryphonPhotoCat Quote
I can't remember with this image how much I messed with WB or Tone. But I know what captured my attention to this shot in the first place was the movement of the water and the strong contrast of the foreground versus the back ground as the back of the water was in shadow and the foreground was still getting full light. Does the image look realistic? Aside from the contrast?
the foreground water looks realistic, the background looks very abstract to me, which is where the interest is for me, the contrasting of foreground & background, realistic/abstract.
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Boy you nailed this one. Don't often see water not softened by a slow shutter speed and this one grabs you right away. The contrast between the wave and the colors in the background really makes this one.
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Nice!
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I am often torn between fast and slow shutter speeds to freeze or blur the movement of water. You seem to have captured the middle ground to great effect.

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