Reflections in the pool

While wandering up Cedar Creek today I discovered a shallow rock pool. It was just the spot for some long-exposure reflections.

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View all photos taken: Thursday, 8th November 2007, This photo: 1:35pm

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  • Bryce (The Red Lantern) said:
    Wow! nice shot!

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  • David de Groot said:
    And ironically not the best shot of the session either.
  • pertelote1 said:
  • David de Groot said:
    Cedar Creek is quite magnificent (on a small scale) when it's flowing nicely. :)
  • traceyisanozzy said:
    Very pretty....Once a Jolly Swagman etc etc....looks like a gorgeous place and you captured it well, lovely shot :-)

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  • David de Groot said:
    It is isn't it, although the foreground reflections are somewhat distracting, annoyingly so, but to get rid of them would either crop out the interesting rocks, or lose all the reflections (I took another with the polarizer twisted to remove the reflections, it's over here)
  • traceyisanozzy said:
    Ah yes David, it is completely different too! I really like how in the other you can see down into the water as well which gives the shot a lot more depth. I don't understand what 'twisting' the polarizer means as I don't have one but I like the effect very much :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    A polarizing filter has two parts (joined together), the back bit with the filter thread on it that screws on the lens, and the front bit that freely rotates so you can adjust the amount of polarisation you want. Thus you can twist the front to accentuate the reflections or to eliminate them. :)
  • traceyisanozzy said:
    Thanks for explaining, sounds like something I should put in my letter to Santa this year ;-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Most definitely :) Very useful things. The Hoya brand ones are quite good. I got the cheaper model, they also make an expensive multi-coated variety, but I'm not sure what, if any, difference it makes.