Water: long or short exposure?

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NixonS Regular Member • Posts: 260
Re: Water: long or short exposure?

Quarkcharmed wrote:

Which one do you like the most (if any)?

0.6s and 30s exposures respectively. The second one is taken closer to the blue hour and it would be difficult to actually make it shorter.

This thread is more to discuss your preferable approach to capturing the water movement, but CC is welcome and will be appreciated.

Cathedral Rocks

Cathedral Rocks

Imo they're both good but for different reasons.

The first, I love how the water seems more 'busy,' flowing in all different kinds of directions. The rocks draw your eyes to lighter part of the sky on the right side of the photo. All in all, I prefer the shorter exposure.

But I think it misses one thing the second does really well.

I really like the blue shift in the colour. I think I would try to replicate this in the first one in post. The tranquil waters, the calm sky. This is also very nice. And I can see more into the shadows/darks with this one.

They're both very nice photographs, well done

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