Flowing Streams

Flowing Streams

Looks like it is going to be a black and white day for Jamie and I.

Going out today, I had plans to get a picture of a stream. I wanted to do a shutter drag, which is where you use a longer shutter speed to capture movement in the picture – in this case, water flowing. The problem was my timing. When we got to the park it was just after 1 and the sun was high in the sky. I couldn’t limit the amount of light coming in to get a long enough shutter speed to catch some movement.

I brought my infrared filter with me too, because I wanted to see how a shot with it would turn out in winter. The good thing about this filter is that it is so dark, that in the brightest of days you still need a shutter speed of 40-60 seconds to get a good exposure. This gave me my motion, but with infrared, there is a lot of post work to be done to get the photo to look nice. Getting home, I got on the computer and started in on the work and I just couldn’t get the colours to work right. It seems that with all the snow on the ground, and no green, infrared just doesn’t work. I instead chose to turn the picture black and white. I am fairly happy with it all in all.

I used my Canon 7D Mark 1 with a Canon 27-70 MM F4 L lens, at 24mm, with an infrared filter, shooting at 50 seconds, F5.6, with an ISO setting of 100. It was a sunny day out when the shot was taken.

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