Pamela Hoaglund  

Stevens Creek by Pamela Hoaglund

September 2023 - Stevens Creek

About the Image(s)

This is Stevens Creek that flows down from the slopes of Mt Rainer. I used "Live" settings and then "long exposure" to make the water look like it was moving. Edited using my iPhone 12 mini's native editing app.


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9 comments posted

Richard Sprott   Richard Sprott
Live and then long exposure really does a nice job with some subjects. This is one for sure! The shaded foreground has nice contrast and also has contrast with the sunny background. Lots to look at and appreciate here.
good job.   Posted: 09/08/2023 16:26:06

Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
Yes, good blur on the water. There is a nice "s" curve to the river which takes the eye through. I wish the sky was darker.   Posted: 09/09/2023 08:30:06
Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
I did crop out the sky in another picture I took.   Posted: 09/16/2023 20:30:03

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
In this photo, the creek starts in the upper part of the image where one can see the mountains in the sun light. From there the creek curves down from above and down to the lower right hand corner. You came up with a very strong place to take this photo. Nicely down "again" Pam.   Posted: 09/09/2023 16:13:50

Robert Barley   Robert Barley
This is a very pleasant scene that makes the viewer want to be there. It's a nice shot. The light was difficult, and I have to agree with Sol when he suggests an ND filter (effect) for the sky and mountain peak. Their brightness is a little distracting. Perhaps cropping that part out would resolve it. I must add that I think the water is a little too pillow-like for my preference. I'd like to see more of the flow lines. I think the Slow Shutter app might have been useful in this instance. Just my opinion.

  Posted: 09/10/2023 16:46:21
Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
I agree with the brightness of the sky and did a different composition in another picture where I left the sky out. I didn't think of using a different app at the time. We were parked where the road was closed because they have been doing a lot of road repair this summer. You were not supposed to park there, only turn around. Sometimes I don't follow the rules 🥴   Posted: 09/16/2023 20:34:17
Robert Barley   Robert Barley
Just as a way of illustrating my comment about the water, I have attached a sample shot taken with the Slow Shutter app. The exposure time was 1/4 sec. (Exposure time is adjustable from 1/8 sec. to several seconds, and even bulb.) As you can understand, at these longer exposure times one has to be able to hold the mobile device still. I try to rest my hand, or the camera, on something. The other thing is that Slow Shutter produces a small 920x760 image - on my iPhone 7 anyway. So it isn't perfect, but it is interesting.
  Posted: 09/16/2023 22:25:07
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Lynne Royce   Lynne Royce
Superb job of capturing flowing water. Like seeing snowy mountain peak as gives promise of more water to come down and feed the creek. Spot on composition.   Posted: 09/16/2023 11:01:34

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
Pam your little Mini sure has given you some beautiful images and this really is one of them. The water is beautiful. The Mountain is always majestic. Even in the bright sun light. You continue to find so many great images on the West Coast. Jerry   Posted: 09/26/2023 15:14:48