The Wet Is History

August 13th, 2011

D70 4022 The Wet Is History

I took my friend Lost Coast Photo to see this waterfall yesterday.  The stream was completely dry.  That usually happens in June, but because it was so wet this year it didn’t dry up until now.  But no more photos of water going over this waterfall until next year. 

So, here’s another of Angie while there was still plenty of water.  Angie has worked with me at this waterfall many times, but she did a great job of finding new things to do that worked very well.  And she is so beautiful too.  That always helps. 

Lost Coast Photo left this morning to drive back to Chicago.  So life is back to normal here.  I have some new shoots coming up in the next couple weeks and lots of editing to do on all the things I shot on my NYC trip, so those will start showing up here soon. 

The weather has finally gotten back to normal with tolerable temperatures and humidity for outdoor work.  And the air conditioning in the studio now seems to be able to keep up with the temperature, so it’s pretty comfortable there too.  It will probably get hot again, but not for much longer.  September is only a couple weeks away now.  I love the fall, and I have some big plans for some amazing photo work in the fall, so I’m really looking forward to it.

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3 Responses to “The Wet Is History”

  1. 1Seth
    August 19th, 2011 @ 6:04 pm

    Dave, i notice that you shoot your waterfalls with an exposure time long enough for the water to be blurry, but not long enough to be silky. Do you not like silkier feeling water or is it an issue with the model blurring if you leave the shutter open longer? I think smoother silkier water would complement the curves of your models in a nice way.

  2. 2dave
    August 19th, 2011 @ 7:15 pm


    Thanks for the comment. The exposure time for flowing water is a matter of taste and intent. I like the water in my photos to have a more realistic look than what those long exposure times produce. I try to select a shutter speed that produces in the photo something similar to how the eye sees the flowing water in the actual scene, blurred, but still obviously flowing water. I’ve never really liked that cotton candy look in flowing water…it seems unnatural and a little creepy to me…especially when a human figure is introduced to the scene.

    As I say, it’s a matter of individual taste. But the look of the water in my photos is quite deliberate.

  3. 3Seth
    August 20th, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    Gotcha, thanks for the explanation!

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