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03-08-2012, 10:26 PM   #1
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Local floods.....
Lens: tamron 17-50 2.8 Camera: K5 Photo Location: Hometown ISO: 80 Shutter Speed: 1/4s Aperture: F22 

We have had some local flooding in my part of the I have taken advantage of some thing not often seen where I live! Fast running water............but I tried to slow it down with my shutter speed.

03-08-2012, 11:53 PM   #2
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A very nice shot, you have achieved the effect of running water perfectly IMHO. Hope it didn't cause to much damage and everyone was OK.
03-09-2012, 03:29 AM   #3
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Wow, nice image. My mother-in-law lives just a few streets from Forbes Lake. Hoping that you're all ok. Very strange to see water like that in town.
03-09-2012, 11:05 AM   #4
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The shutter speed certainly shows motion - however, the use of F/22 has left the image rather soft. These are good moments for a polarizing and/or neutral density filter, if you have one. CP would have brought out the deep blue in the sky and prevented some of the reflective overexposure in the water and clouds as well.

The softly rolling blue water in the foreground takes away from the more violent flow in the middle that I think you were trying to capture. There are also a lot of competing elements in the frame. I've had too much coffee, so I'm going to interpret this image as if I'm a dog watching a squirrel from a porch:

Oooh, tranquil lake
Dead tree
No, that is moving water; not properly contained in its banks. Wow. Big flood.
Creative multi-use powerline/light pole
That is one funny shaped green tree
Those people are sure staying a long way from the water

It may be useful to isolate/remove a couple of those elements from the frame. I'm going to have a muffin and see if I can make my brain work in a more humane manner.

03-09-2012, 03:43 PM   #5
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Holy moly how much coffee did you say you had grainbelt?........I used a cpl............its not soft just flikr soft.......yes its water not contained by the banks..........YES IT IS A FIGHTER PLANE ON A STICK ...........dont ask..... I have no idea......but some one must have thought it a good idea .......I have no control over the shape of the trees.......nor the placement of the power poles........I know the image is busy......I did clone out the snakes ...........carbohydrates will soak up the coffee..........

Jessesdad..the river has peaked and is now going down......its not too bad.....and every one is injuries at all......even the idiots in tinny's at night with no jackets.......

03-09-2012, 04:08 PM   #6
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Good to hear all is well. Classic Aussie image of people out in tinnys in a flood. "That'll be fun. Did you bring the second slab?"
I think that some of the northern hemisphere posters don't (for totally acceptable reasons) understand the quality of light in Australia. That you have managed to have a sky at all is proof of the CPL.
As for planes on sticks, funny-shaped trees and multi-purpose light poles........they should see our animals!

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