Gordon Saperia  

Kancamagus by Gordon Saperia

August 2019 - Kancamagus

About the Image(s)

I took this image early this month off the Kancamagus Highway in the White Mts. of New Hampshire. This spot has a large stream running over large boulders in the woods. It was about an hour after sunset.

This is a focus stacked image (about 10) using my Nikon D850 and Helicon Focus. Lighting was natural plus a soft light on a stand just above the upper rocks.

The settings were ISO 1600, 0.4 seconds, f/4 at 86mm (Nikkor 70-200 mm lens).

6 comments posted

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
This should hang in a museum! What I especially like about it is the fresh approach you took to the running stream. Unlike the many slow-motion shots of streams taken in full light, you captured this in a very dim light that provides this wonderful abstract and unusual look. This makes me want to stop and take in the scene. I feel it's all about the subtle colors, smooth stones and almost mystical water flow. I also like the two lighted rocks almost floating above the scene, although I imaging some others might suggest you could remove them and still have a powerful image. Great job!   Posted: 08/09/2019 08:12:02

Gordon Saperia   Gordon Saperia
Mike--thanks for the kind words.

Interestingly, I showed this to a talented paint/drawing artist friend of mine and she suggested that I remove the stream and leave only the two floating rocks. Fascinating.   Posted: 08/09/2019 08:15:27

Marla Henry   Marla Henry
I love the running stream and the colors. I had the thought of removing the "floating" rocks. Either way, though, nice job! I am going to keep this in mind - photographing a waterfall at night - and see what I can come up with.   Posted: 08/14/2019 14:14:36

Gordon Saperia   Gordon Saperia
Thanks Marla. I think the rocks could be removed and still allow for a nice image. For me, the rocks make the picture more interesting.   Posted: 08/14/2019 14:17:39

John Zhu   John Zhu
You capture the beauty of nature in a abstract way with fancy equipment. Frankly, I am not at the point to fully appreciate it. But I like Mike's interpretations. Great job.   Posted: 08/14/2019 17:15:29

Gordon Saperia   Gordon Saperia
Thanks John.   Posted: 08/15/2019 05:13:14


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