Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A New Perspective - Watery Wednesday

All of the following photos are from McCormick's Creek State Park in Indiana. Every time there is precipitation the entire scene changes making every visit very interesting. Luckily for me I go to Indiana University which is only about 15 minutes away.


To make any of the waterfall images that I post I use long exposures to get the soft smooth feel for the water. Without a tripod this would not be possible unless you set your camera somewhere stable before releasing the shutter. In the above shot, foam was forced to swirl under the falls creating a great opportunity for some interesting shots. I used a 2.2 second exposure on the above shot.



I had photographed this little falls very similarly in the past but wanted something a little different than the past results. I think that this photo shows the rest of the creek better than my last attempt. Follow this link to see my past attempt: http://flickr.com/photos/ripma/3195408910/



This was taken from on top of the ridge above the falls. I like the foreground grass and leaves on this one. I am almost always down in the canyon right next to the falls but I do like the new perspective.

Check out more great Watery Wednesday Posts here.

17 comments:

Guy D said...

Absolutely fabulous water photos, I added your blog to my followers list, I can't wait to see more of your photography.

Have great a day!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

ChrisC and JonJ said...

I really like the motion in the second photo.Great shot!

Kathy said...

Awesome shots Eric. The water foam is so soft looking. Great tips. =) Don't have a camera that can take such wonderful shots though.

Tricia said...

Your photos are quite interesting - not to mention beautiful - and I appreciate you adding the tips, too, as I'm just learning a few things as I go!
I really love the soft look of the water - that's so EyE Catching!

Tammie Lee said...

Just to get a little wild here, because you took long exposures, it looks like you took a photograph of the waters energy... really wonderful!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

BTW-we linked to your blog in our's.Hope you don't mind.

Today's Blah... said...

Wow, thanks for the photo tips. I like the foams, you really captured it excellently.

Carletta said...

Gorgeous images as always!
Thank you for sharing how you captured the water. I've wondered with some of your other posts.
Beautiful work.

My post is at Carletta’s Captures.

kden said...

I love the new perspective. I wish I had that much camera knowledge to get those kind of shots. Truly beautiful.

beautiful said...

I love those swirl. Great capture. You did a beautiful job.

2sweetnsaxy said...

These are really great. I was wondering how you got the softness in the water so thank you for explaining that. This really captures the flow of the water. Very cool! I hate carrying my tripod so I don't know how soon I'll try that but one day....

:-)

VALKYRIEN said...

Great shots! But the one in the middle is really beautiful! Love the angel on that one - the water is coming towards me!

Nancy said...

You did a great job with these shots. I love water and nature which I'm sure you have plenty of.

Have a great day!

Nancy

Denise said...

Love these and I enjoy the fact that you have explained how you have taken your photographs. Thank you.

ewok1993 said...

Professional shots, really neat.

Barbara said...

Eric
These are absoluty beautiful captures. Its hard to pick a favorite. Smiles B

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice! State (and provincial) parks are fun place to explore with a camera.