Merewether Baths in Australia at dusk on a Winter afternoon. One of my first shots this afternoon in a quick photo shoot dedicated to learning Long Exposure shots ranging up to 30 seconds and continuing a bit after night fall.

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All Water in Motion and Reflections in Water – Thursday 5/06/2014

A timed exposure captured with a Canon 450D at f/5.6, 1/8 second, ISO 100, EV 0, 55 mm, Shutter Priority, and using Auto WB. Tripod.

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  • salsbells69
    salsbells69over 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture James! I love the pastel sky too.

  • Thanks Sals ! It’s the first day I’ve really concentrated on Long Exposures and I got some with much more misty water effects than this.

    – reflector

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    lovely capture and lighting James

  • Thanks Trudi, there were some nice clouds there this afternoon ! I went there to photograph the 3 to 5 meter swells but it was getting a bit late so I switched my attention to the pool for some Timed Captures.

    – reflector

  • cieloverde
    cieloverdeover 4 years ago

    Good experiment with speed priority James!

  • Thanks Lilliana ! I have used Shutter Priority a lot for fast action shots but very rarely for much slower ones that need a tripod.

    – reflector

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 4 years ago

    what lovely lighting…

  • Thanks Maggie ! :) It was late when I got there and most of the shots that followed this one were in darkness. It was amazing to see that so much light showed up in shots the closer you went to 30 seconds.

    – reflector

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 4 years ago

    Love the soft colors…Really beautiful!!

  • Thanks very much ! I would have loved to put the tripod much closer to the action around those numbered blocks but the water came just a few feet away from me so I retreated. :)

    – reflector

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 4 years ago

    I love the pink skies and the way they are reflected into the water. Very nice.

  • Thank you Lori ! :) I was hoping for a lot more colourful skies than this but clouds hugging the horizon dampen that colour from a sunset [ and the sun is setting behind me ].

    – reflector

  • Rachel Williams
    Rachel Williamsover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture. The sky is beautiful. Well done. :)

  • Thanks Rachel, it was only a quick shoot but it proved interesting and exciting to see some of the water effects in much longer exposures than this one ! :))

    – reflector

  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turnerover 4 years ago


  • Thanks a lot Tara, it’s a great spot and I’ll go back again and try some other things. :)

    – reflector

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 4 years ago

    Beautiful. Keep up the good work. When I try something new I write down all my adjustments then know which ones to use the next time as a quick reference until I get things perfect…..Tom

  • Thanks for your feedback and the insight into how you work Tom. I just right click the original image file and study all the camera details by choosing Properties and looking at the Details Tab. I have a program that came with the camera that goes into even more detail about what camera settings were used in each shot. It was fun to shoot long exposures and I’ll be doing lots more in the future.

    – reflector

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 4 years ago


  • Thanks a lot Tori ! It’s a very popular local photo spot and my first Long Exposure session there.

    – reflector

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