In Mr. Schoepfle’s Garden, May 2016—4
June 13, 2016
To make these photographs I used a slow shutter speed (0.8 and 1.0 seconds, respectively), high ƒ stop (29) and low ISO (50). I also moved the camera. In processing I enlisted the help of Silver Efex Pro. I hope I achieved what I’d set out to do: capture the exuberance of the river.
I should have known but there is a vast difference between the preview and enlarged images. Bigger is much much more interesting. I’m a documentarian at heart but I’m gradually coming around to manipulations.
June 13, 2016 at 9:26 AM
I keep wondering if I should occasionally invite people to click for a bigger version. I am slow to add manipulations to my basic documentarian approach, but I’m also beginning to see that through manipulation I can sometimes convey more of what I feel or intend.
June 13, 2016 at 11:16 AM
I agree with the comments above (but you know I would!). I like the second one, but for me, what’s interesting is that it’s full of motion, but also looks like chalk scratches on a black board, or an etching. Those are static. But it’s both, and that’s what I really like.
June 14, 2016 at 9:44 PM
Yes, I knew you would, Lynn. Maybe the second photo makes you think of more static things in part because it isn’t as horizontal as the first photo,
June 15, 2016 at 11:05 AM