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Jon Holcombe

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Various rivers, creeks and branches in no particular order.

2022_05_25_golden_light.jpg
2022_04_09_dark_stream.jpg
2022_04_22_cedat_across_the_river.jpg
2022_04-21_spring_lodge2.jpg
2022_06_14_red_storm_sky.jpg
2022_06_14_two-pump-houses.jpg
2022_05_27_wild_blue_flag.jpg
 
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stiltzkin

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Gorgeous, as always. I think that third one is my favorite. I need to be up earlier and pay close attention to the forecast to catch some mist like this. It really adds a lot to the feel.
 
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Looks like someone has been ice skating on the water in that one photo.
 

Jon Holcombe

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Looks like someone has been ice skating on the water in that one photo.
Guy, in case you are interested, the shot of the stream with overhanging trees was a 30 second exposure (hence the "ice skating" streaks) at ISO 640 on a tripod taken 25 minutes before sunrise in a dark part of the forest, on a tripod (the only way to shoot a long exposure). FYI, the shot of the Blue Flag flower was taken handheld at f/4 (the lowest aperture for that lens) at 200mm, ISO 3200 and 1/250 of a second. The low f-stop gives the background a creamy, out of focus look which emphasizes the flower.
 

Teegate

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Nice! I will play with my camera at those settings or as close as I can get.
 

stiltzkin

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Guy, in case you are interested, the shot of the stream with overhanging trees was a 30 second exposure (hence the "ice skating" streaks) at ISO 640 on a tripod taken 25 minutes before sunrise in a dark part of the forest, on a tripod (the only way to shoot a long exposure).

I appreciate technical info like this, thank you. Out of curiosity, what was the aperture on the stream photo - or what aperture are you usually at for low-light, long exposure landscapes like this?
 

Jon Holcombe

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I appreciate technical info like this, thank you. Out of curiosity, what was the aperture on the stream photo - or what aperture are you usually at for low-light, long exposure landscapes like this?
The stream photo was shot at f/10. If it is very dark, I might drop down to a lower f-stop or shoot a longer exposure and raise the ISO. These are assuming still conditions. The Iris was shoot in wind and shadow, and it was bouncing around, hence the high ISO and relatively fast shutter speed.
 
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