Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Betws-y-Coed

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Posts
    285
    Real Name
    Neil McAllister

    Betws-y-Coed

    This is of the river running through the lovely town of Betws-y-Coed in North Wales,taken yesterday.ISO 200, 13 second exposure,f/14, with a Nikon D3s and Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lens,Singh-Ray Vari-ND filter.

    Betws-y-Coed
    Last edited by Colin Southern; 3rd March 2012 at 09:58 AM.

  2. #2
    Marty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Posts
    110
    Real Name
    Marty Johnston

    Re: Betws-y-Coed

    Lovely smooth result from that long exposure. I hate to think how precarious your tripod placement must've been on those slippery rocks! Is there a touch of HDR treatment in here as well?

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    East Coast of Canada
    Posts
    873
    Real Name
    Myra

    Re: Betws-y-Coed

    Beautiful dreamy water. I know nothing about filters. What effect does the one you used have on your photos?

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Posts
    285
    Real Name
    Neil McAllister

    Re: Betws-y-Coed

    The filter just blocked some of the light out without affecting the colours allowing me to use a longer shutter speed to blur the water.Its the first time I've used this filter and I think that it could have done with a shorter exposure to give a bit of definition to the water.Processing was done within Lightroom 3 using some of the presets.

  5. #5
    MrB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hertfordshire, England
    Posts
    1,126
    Real Name
    Philip

    Re: Betws-y-Coed

    Quote Originally Posted by Neilmac50 View Post
    The filter just blocked some of the light out without affecting the colours allowing me to use a longer shutter speed to blur the water. Its the first time I've used this filter and I think that it could have done with a shorter exposure to give a bit of definition to the water.
    Neil,

    This is something I have yet to try but I think you are right. I have seen many photos similar to this in which the effect is overdone, so that the water loses its flowing liquid texture and becomes transformed into a fog. It would seem logical that a shorter exposure will retain more of the watery texture while still giving the impression of movement, which is presumably the purpose of the technique.

    Philip

  6. #6
    PBelarge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    205
    Real Name
    Pierre

    Re: Betws-y-Coed

    I have an identical twin. He hates the dreamy smooth look when applying filters, and I like the dreamy smooth look. I say this because two people can be close, yet have completely different tastes...it is "the essence of what makes the world go round."

    I think what makes this image work as well as it does with the filter is, it seems the image was made while a lot of sun pounded the scene. The long exposure takes the overexposed scene and makes it work. Though I would be interested to see an exposure of less time to examine the results.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •