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Water Art I

Water Art I
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Copyright: Doug Whincup (dougsphotos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 5 N: 190] (849)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-19
Categories: River
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/10 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Joe's Favourites 1, Abstract Nature [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-21 10:37
Viewed: 3875
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was really taken by the colours and patterns formed by my local river as it cascaded down and just had to try to capture an abstract of it... partly "just because" I thought it might be an effective shot and a good test for my new lens (!), and partly as an ironic tribute to the sheer amount of water that's pouring down over here at the moment! ;-)

I tried a few variations in terms of shutter speed but felt this was just enough - more and the blur lost its identity as water.

Gave the image a slight saturation and contrast boost in photoshop to bring it out a little.

I'm quite pleased with the result - hope you are too!

Thanks for looking, Doug :-)

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Cool abstarct Doug. Really captures the color and water movement well. Pleasing composition. You have a good eye to notice the unusual.
TFS, Richard

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-01-21 11:57]
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Very nice Doug,
the Nikkon seems to work really well with this lens! Perfect choice of shutter speed to get the effect you wanted and very well composed - it looks almost like brushstrokes. Hope you don't get hit by the floods my friend, i see it's going to be very wet again up there..when will it end??

hi doug

just WAOUH !!!!!
perfect artistic paint !!!!!!!!!
best regards

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-21 12:15]

Hi Doug,

A well captured and colorfull artistic impression of the movement of water,your new lense worked well ,Tfs


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-01-21 12:29]

Hi Doug

This is absolutely wonderful!!!
A splendid abstract filled with geometry, lights and colors!
The shutter speed you picked is i think perfect for the job and gives perfect the feeling of movement while creating that interesting pattern.
Very good tight composition (thanks to that nice new lens of yours) and superb exposure management.
Brilliant work!

Bravo and TFS


Splendid shot, looks like something that would be streaming through willy wonkas factory. More seriously, top shot that works well.


perfect artistic photo....

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-01-21 12:50]

It's really wonderful!

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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2008-01-21 16:23]

Hi Doug!

You can be pleased and proud for sure, it is very nice! Colors are perfect together and the composition is fine too. Rare kind of picture I would be happy to see more of here! TFS!


Hi Doug,
Creative capture, very nice patterns and colors.

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-01-21 20:45]

Hi Doug
Wonderful image
Simply stunning
tfs jon

HI Doug
I like yor water art very much. Interesting idea. Simple object and perfect realisation of subject.
Best wishes

Hi doug

Well I think you succeeded too.

It's certainly abstract, but it's well captured and achieves the aim.

Well done.


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-01-22 6:03]

Hi Doug, wonderful abstract with nature, I love that. I have tried myself at abstract with water and reflection and it is not obvious to do: you need to have a remarkable eye! Thanks, it is technically perfect and my eyes love it.


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  • krk Silver Star Critiquer [C: 20 W: 2 N: 0] (78)
  • [2008-01-22 21:24]

Fantastic abstract texture!!!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-23 2:10]

Hi Doug,
this is a real stunner!
It has a superb artistic quality to it.
Wonderful smooth lines and colours.
Great composition as well.
Another addition to my favourites :)
Well done mate,

a very good abstract image

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-01-30 16:56]

Hi Doug,

Very creative what you're presenting us here. Without reading your notes, I would'nt have been able to say it was water. Lovely mixture of colours, nice movement also, I really like it! Well done!


Nice abstract shot! I like the innovative idea.

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  • henkv (67)
  • [2008-03-03 13:25]

Very nice, look's like melted steel..

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