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#1 David_MC


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 11:19 AM

It is one of those special days here in Oklahoma when the air temperature at 6AM is the warmest it's going to be.  A strong cold front has dropped the air temp from 50F (10C) down to 23F (-5C) within 2 hours and with the winds howling out of the north at 40 MPH (64 KPH).  Unfazed by this I ventured out to Lake Arcadia with the goal of seeing I could use the wind sweeping through the grasses along the lakeshore as a creative element by using my 6 stop ND.
1) Canon 7D, EF-S 18-135mm STM @ 18mm & f/13, ISO 100, 30s
After getting the best shot I could considering the random variations in the wind speed and direction I hiked down to the shoreline to use the ND filter to create some more abstract type images of some of the rocks in the shallow water.
2) Canon 7D, EF-S 18-135mm STM @ 96mm & f/13, ISO 100, 30s
3) Canon 7D, EF-S 18-135mm STM @ 50mm & f/13, ISO 100, 25s
4) Canon 7D, EF-S 18-135mm STM @ 29mm & f/13, ISO 100, 20s
After I left the lake I had considered heading downtown to continue shooting but I remembered from my college fluid dynamics classes what happens to moving air when it is squeezed between two objects, in this case the high rise buildings, and decided against it.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:34 AM

I applaud your bravery to venture out in such high winds. The long exposures of the rocks look very nice; I particularly like the look of the two small rocks seemly floating in space in image #2.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:43 AM

Thanks for sharing your morning David, much appreciated, making a scene really work with an ND stopper is something I have yet to accomplish. I like your B&W choice and the second image is my favourite, I like the vignette.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:30 AM

I am not real keen on the grass moving, but the water effects are coming along nicely!


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:35 PM

The rocks in the water have a nice zen feel  to them.

Not sure about the grass photo.  Maybe something less that 30sec exposure might show the wing movement but still give a sense of the shape of the grass stems ?

It does convey the cold though.  Stay warm, David

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