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.







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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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. 🙂


    • 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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