Rocks and Water

6m 27sec exposure of a portion of Cedar Creek. Alas, despite the rain recently, it's not particularly up.

I have also been reminded that the 400D doesn't like exposure of more than a couple of minutes - this shot has had the noise reduction slider maxed out in LR, and the 11 min exposure I did after this is ruined. Oh well, will have to remember that.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 12th October 2008, This photo: 4:22pm


  • MisterEd (ak) said:
    I was scratching my head wondering how you managed an exposure that long with an f/8 aperture.
    It was only until I saw your tags and noticed you used an ND filter and a polariser (which acts as an ND) that it dawned on me :P
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah, the exposure with the polariser alone was too short to get the creamy smoothness in the water, but the only ND I had with me was the ND400, so long exposures was the name of the game. ;-)
  • said:
    I haven't seen a David de Groot trade marked creek picture in ages. Nice work. I can hear the water running and feel the crispness of the air. Love it.
  • teejaybee said:
    Cool perspective - I can see what you mean in the leaves (where it usually happens)
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Nice Dave!
  • Clearskies Images said:
    Nicely done!!
  • David de Groot said:
    It's been a while since the last rains Michelle. There's still not enough water in the creek to be truly interesting, but it's a start.
    And in the surface of the water. Not too bad at this resolution, but at 1:1 it's quite noticeable. Of course, your 5D doesn't suffer from that.
    Thanks Kane :)
    Thanks Cecily. I spent close to an hour down the creek and essentially took 4 photos (there were a couple more test shots, but they don't count).
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    I concur with Michelle! I was looking at your stream today and there was a similar (and popular) shot like this. Love it Dave.
  • -Bennie- said:
    Amazing photo Dave...
    Nature at it's supreme best. we are blessed in so many ways to have these types surroundings!
    Mate this one is worth printing! congrats!
  • David de Groot said:
    'twould be nicer with a bit more rain, but one works with what one has ;-) Quite peaceful down there too - just the water burbling and the birds chirping.
    Thanks Bennie - bit noisy at full size for my liking, but it's make a decent 8x12 or somesuch.
  • Martin Uebel said:
    Excellent shot and lovely colors!
  • David de Groot said:
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Have you tried any long exposures with your new body?
  • -Gadabout- said:
    That sounds sooooo wrong, but you know what I mean!
  • David de Groot said:
    Only 30secs as I didn't have a remote (fixed now). The most recent creek shot is a 25 sec exposure.
    As for the second comment - rofl :)