Monday, August 20, 2007

Water. Falls.


Blurry, falling water
Westminster, Colorado, November 2006 [Click to embiggen]


I like long exposures of flowing water because they look so soft and dream-like. It's the kind of effect that the camera sees, but the naked eye never will - which I find neat.

Your turn: Do you find water neat, too? Why?

One more thing: I posted another image from this series last November (click here to see it.) I sometimes like to revisit old themes. It brings me comfort.

15 comments:

Linda said...

I love water. I especially love oceans. They're so majestic. They're also extremely powerful. Water gives and takes life regularly. You have to respect that.

Lara said...

1. that picture is AMAZING.

2. the word "embiggen" is AMAZING.

that is all.

Moi said...

I love anything to do with water..guess comes from my being born under a water sign!!....just back from a trip to Miami and Key west and I only have water on mind ...lol!!!

Bob-kat said...

I couldn't agree more - on all points. This photo has a lovely dream-like quality to it adn the water looks almost other-worldlyif you know what I mean. This photo has a great, relaxing feel to it.

GEWELS said...

I adore waterfalls. Enough to hike for miles just to see one (if I know it's in there somewhere)
Every trip to Costa Rica or Hawaii I am on the search for them.
Just got back from Alaska where the snow-capped mountains are still creating cascades of water with their melting.
I can't capture them quite like you however- but I keep trying!

Heidi said...

I love the way water feels. I am not a big swimmer, but I am referring to a good shower or bath. There is nothing else like it.

Holly Schwendiman said...

This picture by itself MADE me click to comment. ;) I love the comparison you make of what the camera sees versus the naked eye. I wish that I could slow down my own daily life experiences to view them in this "long exposure" mode. Water represents so much...life, cleanliness, beauty.....how can you not love all it can be without changing form?

Hugs,
Holly

kenju said...

I am always amazed at the power of water, even in small amounts. It is also beautiful, whether in lakes, rivers, falls, or oceans.

Used*to*be*me said...

I love streams, bubbling brooks and waterfalls. They just roll on and do their own thing, and we take them for granted and often times, fail to see the beauty. Much like the people in our lives I think.

For me, water is the most calming thing for me.

Rainbow dreams said...

I love water - I find it peaceful and calming - and great to think by...especially the sea...

Anna said...

Water's neat because it's ever changing. No matter how many pictures of water you take they'll never be quite the same as the one before.

D.O.M. Dan said...

This picture of water flowing is very relaxing for me. I have a stressful job, and I have one of those small fountains that trickle water over some small smooth rocks. I would much rather be in the mountains experiencing in person a creek with water flowing over the rocks.

craziequeen said...

I love water. I love the feel of it against my skin and the way it cascades through my hands. I love the chatter of a gentle stream and the thunder of a waterfall.

And I am stunned by your photo - so much so, I stoled it! For my work desktop. It has been much admired and I say 'Yeah, my friend in Canada took it - great photographer, isn't he?'

[chuckle]

cq

Cin said...

Fabulous, as always.

And to answer your question, I love photographing water - still, falling, roiling... it's all good.

I once drove my honey crazy by taking the exact same shot, with only a slight change in settings each time.

Then he saw the shots. :)

Shane said...

great photo for sure. Your description captured my thoughts at first glance -- dream like

almost like flowing silicon