Adi Ben-Senior  

Black Water River by Adi Ben-Senior

July 2024 - Black Water River

About the Image(s)

I took this picture in May in WV Not far from Davis. Early morning , tripod, long exposure and a gradual X6 ND to reduce the light from the canoy and equate the EV metering.

Nikon Z9 camera with a 24-120mm ff lens @ f22

2 comments posted

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
I think the line of the river draws me into the depths of the forest. The image is sharp and correctly exposed. Still for me the entire scene feel too bright. After decades of meandering through deep forest I've found them simply to be not this bright. Even the name Black Water evokes a feeling of moody and dark forests. For me a considerable amount of burning to tone down the forest would make this more appealing. I don't mind the bright area in the distance -- sort of a light at the end of the tunnel feeling, but the forest needs to be darker. I would also remove that bright water at the bottom on the lower left as it draws me away from the forest.

That is my penny's worth of advice, but what the heck do I know?   Posted: 07/09/2024 13:37:26

Michael Jack   Michael Jack
I think the shutter speed for flowing water is maker's choice. In this case you certainly achieved the milky flow. I like the way the trees on the right balance the rock in the water and the "S" curves formed by the small stream. For some reason the water at the bottom of the image seems to have a strange orange color in it - maybe tannins? I would consider cropping down a bit from the top to reduce the lightness at the top of the image and darken the foreground leaves a bit - they attract my eye away from the stream. Kudos for getting out in the woods and finding scenes like this   Posted: 07/09/2024 17:53:32


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