Arne Skinlo  

Cascading Water by Arne Skinlo

October 2019 - Cascading Water

October 2019 - Arne Skinlo


About the Image(s)

This image is from the centre of Bergen, Norway, where I live. I had the final product in my head before I went out. The intention was to use light to create a quiet mood. This time I only used Lightroom for post-processing.
Camera: Canon 5D mark 4 with Canon 24 mm Tilt/shift lens
Camera settings: ISO: 200, 30 sec., f/9
10 stops ND filter

4 comments posted

David Henderson   David Henderson
Hi Arne
What a great picture, the depth really draws you in, you have taken a ordinary colour picture and turned it into something special.
David   Posted: 10/13/2019 22:08:01

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
(Groups 83 & 87)
Hi Arne. I am visiting from another group.

Love it! What I like best, it appears you did not over process this composition - it looks real. The modifications to both the crop and adding the barrelling is done nicely.

Omitting extreme "structure" or other "layers" that interfere with the authenticity of the actual location and scene is refreshing. Well, done!

If you have time, tell me more about using the tilt/shift lens. I have never used one and maybe rent one in the near future to test. Your thoughts on usage. Thank you.

Lance A. Lewin   Posted: 10/14/2019 07:37:32

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
Hi Lance,

Thank you for your encouraging words. The picture is part of an assignment in a mentor programme I am attending in Black and White Fine Art Architecture Photography. That is the reason I bought the Tilt/shift lens. It is rather expensive to buy new, so I took the chance to buy it on Ebay. I got it for less than half price and it is as good as new. It is now one of my most used lenses, not only for architecture but also for landscape and other things. I mostly use the shift function to straighten vertical lines or to get a different perspective, especially in confined places. I will also start experimenting with the tilt function to get special blur effects. I will highly recommend renting one to try it out. Arne   Posted: 10/14/2019 08:24:30

Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
I really like your conversion to B&W. The dark outer edges keep the eye focused on the cascading water and the highlighting on each tier reveals the structure of the fountain. A simple but compelling image.   Posted: 10/17/2019 23:07:09


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