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A Mountain Stream

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 4 September 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Photographed in Corsica this summer using a 6 stop nd filter on a Sigma 10-20 wide angle lens.

The camera was almost touching the water on it's miniature tripod and I was actually sat in the water which I can tell you was extremely cold!

NIKON D40 1/10 second F/8.0 ISO 200 21 mm (35mm equiv.)

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bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

This is a beautiful shot Ian! Love the rushing of the water and the shadows that are cast upon it.

4 Sep 2009 5:04am

@bluechameleon: Thanks Sharon!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Marvelous monochrome. I really like your choice of 1/10 sec. for your shutter speed. The wet rocks on the left are a very nice touch.

4 Sep 2009 5:23am

@john4jack: Thanks Jack!....I experimented with the shutter speed and found that 1/10th worked best. Slower shutter speeds blurred the water too much and I started to lose the sense of movement.

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

Perfect B/W!

4 Sep 2009 6:46am

@Foto-aksent: Thanks!

NaveenBachwani from Bombay (Mumbai), India

Worth the effort, I say! Love the interplay of light, shadows, water and rock...

4 Sep 2009 7:13am

@NaveenBachwani: Thanks very much!

missparis from PARIS, France

Très belle lumière et NB parfait

4 Sep 2009 7:20am

@missparis: Thanks very much!

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

you took some risks for this photo Ian ;-) beautiful angle of view, nice light and perfect exposure and choice of shutter speed ! beautiful blur movement !

4 Sep 2009 8:07am

@Anna.C: Thanks Anna....yes, I was worried about dropping my camera in the water or falling over on the slippy rocks while carrying it. The camera was only a few cm from the water and I had to wipe the filter dry between shots

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great composition and b/w, the water is fantastic. Splendid light and timing.

4 Sep 2009 8:21am

@Paco Díaz: Thanks very much Paco!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A very refreshing shot and very beautiful in B/W. Rather courageous, too! :-)

4 Sep 2009 9:58am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Wonderful! The high contrasts fit well in BW. Nice photo as well as post-processing! Cheers, Albert

4 Sep 2009 11:34am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Great pov, I like also the reflections on the rocks

4 Sep 2009 1:51pm

Abraham Siloé from Puebla, Mexico

very nice shot, good job!
greetings from México!

4 Sep 2009 3:16pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

...but at least you were in Corsica!
great movement. great mono.

4 Sep 2009 6:07pm

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4 Sep 2009 9:03pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful !

4 Sep 2009 10:41pm

Marie LC from Voiron, France

magnifique rendu de l'eau, un très beau nb

5 Sep 2009 7:10am

Mags from Paris, France

Very nice B&W!

5 Sep 2009 9:24am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I'll have to dig those ND filters out and find some water!

6 Sep 2009 7:27pm

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

Great low angle.

6 Sep 2009 9:10pm

Joao Mourao from Portugal

The prize for the pain is the photographers most precious thing. It turns out on an image to admire. congratulations.

6 Sep 2009 10:19pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

You are and always will be one hell of a photographer ;)

8 Sep 2009 3:23pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Great shot !!

14 Sep 2009 5:10am

Marcelo Aurelio from Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain

Maravilloso B&W! Excelente Ian!

20 Sep 2009 10:25am

1/10 second
ISO 200
21 mm (35mm equiv.)