Gordon Saperia  

Across the Stream by Gordon Saperia

May 2020 - Across the Stream

About the Image(s)

I am working on a series that contains rivers, streams, and creeks with water shot at a slow shutter speed. This image was taken about three weeks ago in the White Mountains in NH. The distant shore was intentionally blurred. Curious what people think.

Nikon D850 with Nikkor 24-70 f2.8 lens. ISO 31, 0.8 seconds at f18. I used these setting because I was too lazy to put an ND filter in place.

11 comments posted

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
What a beautiful image! I love what you've done. The entire photo, from the clouds to the mountains to the foreground, all contain wonderfully complementary earth tone colors. Great capture.   Posted: 05/10/2020 15:56:37
Nancie Clark   Nancie Clark
Mike, Gordon asked me to upload a different photo. He accidently sent the wrong one. If you'd like to comment on the new one. Thanks!   Posted: 05/10/2020 17:02:57

Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
Without your explanation, I'd've thought this was an ICM image. Regardless, I think this is lovely, dynamic, and moody. The blurring of the distant shore makes it appear to me that everything in the image is moving. The contrasting colors add to the drama of the image for me.   Posted: 05/14/2020 16:23:09

Gordon Saperia   Gordon Saperia
Thanks Therea   Posted: 05/14/2020 18:49:10

John Zhu   John Zhu
It makes me feel peaceful by looking at it. But I don't have enough knowledge to full appreciate it. Good try.   Posted: 05/20/2020 19:22:01

Gordon Saperia   Gordon Saperia
Thank you John. I don't understand what you mean by your not having enough knowledge to fully appreciate the photo?   Posted: 05/22/2020 04:34:05

Marla Henry   Marla Henry
I like it! Nice job.   Posted: 05/22/2020 20:38:53
Gordon Saperia   Gordon Saperia
Thank you Maria   Posted: 05/25/2020 10:09:24

Nancie Clark   Nancie Clark
I like the mood and dramatic feel of the shot. Has a very dream impression to it. Very creative image!   Posted: 05/25/2020 10:06:48
Gordon Saperia   Gordon Saperia
Thanks Nancie   Posted: 05/25/2020 10:09:04

Trinda Love   Trinda Love
The water is dynamic though I wonder if the orange riverbank upstages it. Did you have a larger image, Gordon? It feels very symmetrical for such an arty image. I think I might like some cropped down on the top to give an orange line without the black spots which seem to draw my eyes upwards. And I was wondering about adding some of the water to make the center bottom look so "centered." I can't see cropping anything off either side.
This should be a really interesting photo exhibit you are making, and should get lots of attention with it. Cool.
  Posted: 05/26/2020 19:28:33


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