To Angshu: Shutter Speed - The TrekEarth Forums


Go Back   The TrekEarth Forums >


Thread Tools Display Modes

Great Angshu 2011-02-09 22:30

Hi Biswaroop!
This one, IMHO doesn't work as well as the earlier one...It's my personal opinion of course, but maybe its because of the speed of the water & the effect of slow shutter speed here. Would be interesting to see & compare the same image taken with a high shutter speed, which would have effectively frozen the motion of the water. I can of course counterargue as to what your motive was...if it was the depiction of the torrent, then this works well! However as a presentation in a picture , I feel a more static feel of water would have been better. The rocks are fine as in the earlier case, so is the dried leaf in the crevice! It would have been a nice variation if you could have caught hold of a green or yellow leaf & put it on top of the rocks...would have provided a strong focal point (check this image... Just throwing up ideas, all but, in my humble opinion!
Best Wishes

Old 02-11-2011, 10:27 PM
bmukherjee bmukherjee is offline
TE Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 244
Default To Angshu: Shutter Speed

Dear Angshu!

Wonderful to hear your very thoughtful comment! I agree though - from a more graphical standpoint, the earlier photograph works better - especially with the central leaf, and the curving patterns in the rock. Of course, the 'subject' here is the tiny rock held between the larger ones - but I agree - if I had to pick my favorite, it would be the previous one.

Regarding the shutterspeed - I was actually fiddling with that a couple of hours before taking this picture - but I found this shutter speed most appropriate at the time. But I do agree - it would've been nice to compare the same image taken at say 1/50 or conversely 2 seconds. The flow of time is one of two things that absolutely cannot be simulated with photoshop. The other thing is polarization. Of course, with a massive amount of processing one can create an image with a similar effect, but it will look unnatural.

Thanks for that link btw - amazing photography and interesting gallery - is that another trekearthish website?

Also, thank you for the suggestion to find compositional elements and place them into the frame. I will definitely try it the next time I'm out with my camera!


Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2011, 06:44 AM
Angshu Angshu is offline
TE Expert
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,103

Yes, Biswaroop, its a TE type website, created by some professional photographers earlier in Peter Boehringer, Zeca Hauer etc. It's a nice site with quite high quality of posts...difference with TE is absence of smileys. The quality of crtqs are no less different though.
I also post there, because these guys were my virtual friends in TE & they were after me to join, in the very beginning of the site. You can check the site for some photographers whose photos are excellent indeed.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:25 AM.

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.