Trey Foerster  

Keller Lake Rapids by Trey Foerster

November 2019 - Keller Lake Rapids

November 2019 - Trey Foerster


About the Image(s)

We had bountiful rains in October here in Central Wisconsin so rivers, lakes and ponds have been the highest I've seen in years. This particular rapids is below a waterspill, which drains a county park. This autumn I shot with my new Nikon D750 and have been using a tripod. Tech data: ISO 100, f/11, 1/10 second, 35mm lens length, aperture priority, centerweighted metering. I didn't want a pure silk water flow as I wanted to capture the power of the water flow without freezing the action.

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6 comments posted

Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Beautiful picture. I really like the water flow capture. You did a great job in post processing bringing out all the colors. I especially like the different colors in the water and the foliage.   Posted: 11/08/2019 13:56:34

Jorn Holm-Pedersen   Jorn Holm-Pedersen
Great shop Trey. You've really captured the power of the water.   Posted: 11/09/2019 04:42:12

Cyndy Doty   Cyndy Doty
Trey - I really like the flowing water as you've captured it. I like the way you've managed to bring out a lot of color from the original image. I think you achieved your goal.   Posted: 11/09/2019 06:41:49

Sanford Morse   Sanford Morse
Nice shot, and quite an improvement from the original. What would 1/20 of a second have looked like? I would like the flow toned down a bit more, particularly in the lower portion. And too bad you can't make the creek go more diagonally, upper left to lower right.   Posted: 11/10/2019 09:35:30
Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
I couldn't try that angle, too treacherous amd too many bushes/trees for access, but would have loved to. The water is so individualistic as to taste. I thought wispy but didn't like it and chose this instead. Lately, I've seen so much wispy that none of it really stands out any more. The shots look great, don't get me wrong. I guess I wanted it more "macho" looking for the power of the water.   Posted: 11/10/2019 09:46:14

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
A superb image Trey. I've held back a little to see what the others would say and I agree with them. Great processing to bring out the final image. You are very right, flowing water is a very personal thing. Like you, my personal preference is around 1/2 a second, depending on the rate of flow. Access is always an issue, so we must constantly have a safety first approach. Image of the month. Very well done.   Posted: 11/11/2019 04:12:30