Posts Tagged ‘water’

Photos of the Day – Rivers

On a quiet Saturday where I have little to do, I bring you a few peaceful images to help bring about some tranquility.

These were all shot on one of my trips home to Canada in the Rocky Mountains. Banff National Park and its surrounding areas may host a lot of tourists, but it remains wild. It’s not just the wildlife that occasionally will cross your path for either a welcome photo opportunity and connection with nature or a terrifying reminder of the dangers one can face in the forest if not cautious. There’s more than that. There’s a sense that if you walked just a little too far and didn’t pay attention to the way home, these wide lands could swallow you up, for better or worse.

Somehow, to me that wild, untamed nature is visible even just ordinary stretches of river. These are waters that haven’t been dammed or overfished or harnessed in any way.

Click the thumbnail to see three at once:

Or see each of them individually on flickr here, here, and here.

Photo of the Day – Water Drop

Inspired by this strobist post, I decided to have a go at capturing some water drops. Actually, I mostly saw the post title and said to myself, “Okay, I’ve never done that before. Let’s give it a try,” And failed to actually read the article. I went ahead and set up my shot, took it, processed it and only later did I check out the handy tips in the post! I think I might give it another shot sometime soon armed with the added knowledge there.

Water DropletSo, here’s my first attempt at shooting wee water drops:

See it larger on flickr.

Given my fondness for elements of randomness and chance in photos, I’m surprised I haven’t played around with this before. I have no excuse now that I know a bit more about how to do it.

Lighting info: One speedlight on the background. That’s it! Mr. Strobist has already told you what you need to know.