Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O – Slowing down the stream

These long exposure photos show the currents and eddies of the river water, but were tricky to do with a handheld camera in bright light conditions.

Photos take at Kleinbos River near the Heuningbos hut on the Tsitsikamma Hiking Trail in the Southern Cape, South Africa.

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This post is part of the Daily Post | Weekly Photo Challenges | H2O

This post is also part of my daily posts for October 2016 – otherwise known as The October Dash

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I live on the Southern coast of South Africa, and write about the things that interest, amuse or inspire me. You can find me at https://notesfromafrica.wordpress.com and http://southerncape.wordpress.com (my photoblog)

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6 Comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O – Slowing down the stream”

  1. October 8, 2016 at 12:04 pm #

    Considering that these were handheld with very low shutter speeds – well done! I like the softening effect on the water, whereas the rocks are still crisp. A fun-looking exercise!

    • Willie
      October 9, 2016 at 3:09 pm #

      Thanks Reggie. I also like the effect and it is certainly a fun exercise finding the settings that work. The effect is even more pronounced when you look at a normal still image of the same scene. It is of course much easier to do with a tripod – but it’s not my idea of fun to carry heavy camera equipment on a five day hike.

  2. October 8, 2016 at 11:18 pm #

    Thought you might enjoy this article from Smithsonian Magazine about spotted hyenas in Kenya. The article describes the complex social hierarchies of a clan 120 strong — females lead the pack. I learned quite a bit. 🙂

    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/no-i-dont-need-flu-shot-im-alpha-female-180960710/

    • October 9, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

      Hi Jackie! Thanks for sending the link – very interesting article. Always enjoy your recommendations. 🙂

  3. October 9, 2016 at 2:02 am #

    These are absolutely brilliant, especially the first one! I DO hope you two so-called ‘amateur’ photographers have considered publishing a book of all of these both for our edification but also utter joy!

    • October 9, 2016 at 3:28 pm #

      Maybe one day! 😉 Willie does have a good eye and photographic talent – just very little free time to practise his skills. You’ve actually given me an idea for another post – featuring the nature and wildlife photographers I think are the best.

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