First try with running water

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  1. Mole

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    Any suggestions with this pic to make it better. My first attempt at this and my first day ever shooting with my Canon 30D. I only had a point and shoot before this. I was trying to get that smooth look people get with tunning water but I have no idea what settings i needed to start with so here's my settings for this shot.

    Shooting Mode Manual Exposure
    Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/4
    Av( Aperture Value ) 22.0
    Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
    ISO Speed 100
    Lens EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 USM
    Focal Length 28.0 mm

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  2. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That looks great. Maybe a little tighter crop on the top, maybe to the high water mark, to keep the eye on the water.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Heya Mole, and welcome to ThePhotoForum.
    This is a nice effect that you created to get the "rush" of the waters.
    With those pics that show the waters almost like fog, very soft, I guess you would need to use filters in order to let in even less light than f22 allows you to get without a filter, so you can up your exposure even more.
     
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    The water looks great! The rocks are on the blurry side. Im sure a tripod and timer would take care of that though. Welcome!
     
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    Thanks everyone, LaFoto your probably right about a filter. The sun had already set when I took this and still couldn't expose it any longer.

    Dan28607, I did use a tripod but didn't think about using a timer, next time i'll try that. Maybe i should use a remote shutter release. Im sure that will help with the blurryness.
     
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    Great shot here. For these types of shots, a tripod is necessary, that will make sure that everything is nice and sharp! It appears that you had picked the right time of day to shoot in, maybe get there a little earlier. Nice work!
     
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    I like ur water!)
     
  8. gryphonslair99

    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Nice shot. Netural Density filters will really make it easier to take the silky smooth water pictures. (They however are not cheap). Instead of the timer you might try getting a cable release and lock the mirror up before taking the picture. That will reduce shake of the mirror movement when you trigger the shutter. The Nova shutter relase is a very similar to Canons and quite a bit cheaper. Others came be found on ebay.

    http://www.novaphotography.biz/remoteswitch.htm
     
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    Thanks ;)

    It was in the evening. The angle for these rapids requires sunset. By the time I took my last shot there was barely any light.

    I'm still very new to this so I don't know much about using filters, I'll have to look into that filter. Where can I buy one of those Nova shutter releases?
     
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    everytime I try this I get over exposed. I am using a point and shoot digital. IS there anyway I can get similiar effects with a camer like this?
     
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    That water looks so pretty...I could drink it all! Haha :D
     

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