Waterfall - 1/2s hand held IS shot

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by loz, May 31, 2008.

  1. loz

    loz
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2001
    Messages:
    13,062
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +1,787
    At this size it isn't too bad, but at full size there is evidence of motion.

    But nevertheless, not bad for a cheap kit lens and having to stop down to F25 :eek:

    Canon 450D + 18-55mm IS kit lens, 1/2s, f25, ISO200, 27mm

    [​IMG]

    This one is 1/4s, F22

    [​IMG]

    Taken at the Cascade, Virginia Water. The recent rain means there's a good flow at the moment. Well worth a visit if you are local.
     
  2. Strobe

    Strobe
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2003
    Messages:
    2,875
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    Southampton
    Ratings:
    +168
    Nice shots Loz, especially being hand held. Might give the spot a try myself. :thumbsup:
     
  3. mwjdavies

    mwjdavies
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Messages:
    505
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Sutton Weaver
    Ratings:
    +48
    excellent shots, will have to make a point to visit there myself next time im down :thumbsup:
     
  4. stevegreen

    stevegreen
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2001
    Messages:
    8,745
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    in my Hymer
    Ratings:
    +921
    Excellent choice of shutter speeds to get the water nice and milky. I reckon a bit of tweaking in post processing and they could really pop.
     
  5. jonnypb

    jonnypb
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2005
    Messages:
    4,115
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Ratings:
    +559
    nice shots for handheld :thumbsup:
     
  6. loz

    loz
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2001
    Messages:
    13,062
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +1,787
    Thanks for the replies.
    I must buy myself a ND filter so I don't have to resort to anything as drastic as F25!

    Does a Circular Polarizer improve these sort of pics too? Something else on my shopping list.
     
  7. onefivenine

    onefivenine
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2003
    Messages:
    3,353
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Ratings:
    +616
    Handholding at 1/2s, that's unheard of! Crazy.

    Yes a C-PL would eliminate the glare from the wet rocks and leaves which is no doubt muting the colours. It also has about a 2-stop light loss.

    You might wanna get a tripod too :thumbsup:
     
  8. loz

    loz
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2001
    Messages:
    13,062
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +1,787
    Yes, I have a tripod... but didn't fancy a 2 1/2hr walk around the lake with it.
    I must get a sturdier mono-pod. That would have done the trick. Would have helped with the HDR's I did in the other thread. Helped keep the frame in exactly the same place.

    However, I was in part just trying to see how well the IS would work.
     
  9. Zone

    Zone
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2001
    Messages:
    6,775
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Barnsley
    Ratings:
    +2,507
    loz
    can you watch your files sizes mate and resize these closer to 300KB if possible.

    Thanks
     
  10. loz

    loz
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2001
    Messages:
    13,062
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +1,787
    done
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice