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The Mountain Stream

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 14 September 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Like the last mountain stream photo that I posted this was photographed using a 6 stop nd filter to allow me to get a slow enough shutter speed to blur the rushing water. I used a miniature tripod (Gorillapod) so that the camera was just inches from the water surface.

As for me, I was actually sat in the water so I could see through the viewfinder as there's no 'liveview' feature on a Nikon D40 :-)

NIKON D40 1/6 second F/8.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


14 Sep 2009 5:04am

@Onlymehdi: Thanks!

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

This was a risky shot :) The water was flowing strongly.
I like very much the sharp upper zone and the blur of the water.

14 Sep 2009 5:53am

@Paco Díaz: Thanks....I had to wipe the water splashes off the camera between shots!

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

Very nice shot!

14 Sep 2009 6:01am

@Foto-aksent: Thanks!

Mirko Herzner from Germany

Well it seems that you worked hard for this beautiful shot. I especially like the light here...

14 Sep 2009 7:03am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful light and stream of water.

14 Sep 2009 7:46am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very refreshing shot! Reminds me of buying a set of filters, too...

14 Sep 2009 8:00am

Frida from Sweden

Sometimes one have to make sacrifices for the art ;-) A great image with beautiful soft water and great light.

14 Sep 2009 9:43am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

This is beautiful work. You've chosen a nice shutter speed here which shows motion in the water whilst still leaving detail and texture.

14 Sep 2009 10:31am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

what a great pov

14 Sep 2009 10:50am

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

WOW Such powerfull shot. A little bit risky too, but that's what makes a photo special. Excellent light!

14 Sep 2009 11:26am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Apart from the wet bum, I'm truly impressed at the dangerous positioning of your beloved camera - this is a brilliant shot! And the lighting works a treat.

14 Sep 2009 12:33pm

elena from turin, Italy

good soft water and good light!!!!

14 Sep 2009 12:35pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Marvelous, the flow is magic, oh Ian you are sooo good :)

14 Sep 2009 12:44pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

The light is excellent!

14 Sep 2009 1:25pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Amazing and beautiful capture Ian!!! I feel like actually being there!:-)

14 Sep 2009 2:44pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Marvelous light.

14 Sep 2009 2:54pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

i love this subtle connection between the falling light (through the trees) and the falling water (through the rocks)... beautiful contrasts and textures too!

14 Sep 2009 3:54pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Wonderful, fresh; can almost hear the roar of this stream.

14 Sep 2009 8:21pm

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

Love the energy in this.

14 Sep 2009 8:32pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

So beautiful ! for this time I do not know wich one of the BW and the color I prefer, is it because of the different framing or beacause the color ?

15 Sep 2009 4:39am

Bishop from Houston, United States

I love the rushing water here!

15 Sep 2009 2:11pm

Naveen Bachwani from Bombay (Mumbai), India

What a nice shot! You've really done some amazing stuff with your 6-stop ND!

16 Sep 2009 5:54am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The light is wonderful Ian.
It's so strange (in a nice way of course) to see such a series of colour images on your blog.

17 Sep 2009 12:28pm

@bluechameleon: :-) those Meditteranean colours and the light are very seductive Sharon!

gavin hart from Gold Coast, Australia

Exquisite dappled light! The sweeping flow of the stream is captured perfectly. The texture of the water is superb.

18 Sep 2009 10:52am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

This is a stunning picture...superbly composed with lovely color...I especially love that patch of sepia light in the foreground Ian:)

27 Sep 2009 6:08am

1/6 second
ISO 200
15 mm (35mm equiv.)