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Jan 22, 2012 12:31 |  #1

This may not be PC in a photographic sense, but it seems to me that this technique is overdone. I hardly ever see a photograph of moving water, be it river or seashore, without the slow shutter blur effect. Am I the only one who still likes to see water as it looks to my eye in real life? I like to see the droplets and splashes frozen in time, and nobody ever seems to do that any more.

Anyway, just a rant because I'm sitting here bored. :rolleyes:


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Jan 22, 2012 12:35 |  #2

Your not looking very hard. There are plenty examples of both.


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Jan 22, 2012 13:23 |  #3

You're not alone, there are plenty out there.
I like the silky effect ND filters and long exposures can have on water falls and rapids. But sometime I also like the stop action of a fast shutter speed where you can see individual drops and splashing in a breaking wave. I guess it all depends on the picture or scenery.


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Jan 22, 2012 13:27 |  #4

Your just looking at photos in the wrong genre. :D


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Jan 22, 2012 13:57 |  #5

For landscapes, I agree that it's nice to see both the frozen water and the soft blurred water, both make for an interesting photo.

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Jan 22, 2012 15:05 |  #6

I did just remember this vacation snapshot. No blurred water here.


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Jan 22, 2012 21:23 |  #7

Like others have said, there is room for both!

I'd suggest you worry less about what others have done and are doing, and get out and develop your own skills/techniques and find your own "style" and let your "vision" be seen!


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Jan 22, 2012 21:47 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #8

Both ways.........


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Your camera is alot smarter than the "M" Zealots would have you believe

  
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Jan 23, 2012 06:43 |  #9

Sorry to the OP for beeing OT, but:

Bosscat wrote in post #13751026 (external link)
Your camera is alot smarter than the "M" Zealots would have you believe

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Jan 23, 2012 08:11 |  #10

Hmm, to be honest, I've seen both, and like both, depends on the situation I guess.


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Jan 23, 2012 08:14 |  #11

Preeb wrote in post #13748339 (external link)
This may not be PC in a photographic sense, but it seems to me that this technique is overdone. I hardly ever see a photograph of moving water, be it river or seashore, without the slow shutter blur effect. Am I the only one who still likes to see water as it looks to my eye in real life? I like to see the droplets and splashes frozen in time, and nobody ever seems to do that any more.

Anyway, just a rant because I'm sitting here bored. :rolleyes:

Apparently so. Because it looks pretty horrible usually when it's not done like that. I don't think I've seen a good one where it's not a longer shutter unless it's something specific like wildlife interacting with the water.


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