Rough Waters

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Focal Length: 58mm
Aperture: f/4
Shutter Speed: 1/320
ISO: 100

I believe that I’ve said this before, but I seem to be drawn to water for a lot of my photos. I’m not talking just about running water like rivers and falls or large bodies of water like the Great Lakes. I’m also talking about water in different forms such as dew drops, rain, ice, snow, or frost. Water can be so powerful with transforming your surroundings. I’ve been really tempted for awhile to take a spray bottle with me outside to just start misting things and see how the suns reflection can help with transforming a subject into something that can be created into photographic art. I’ve recently just got some extension tubes for my b-day so I think it would be nice to incorporate this experimenting in with testing out those tubes. More ideas but now to find the time to work with them. Perhaps that spider in the backyard will need to spin a web to give me something to play with.

I find that I do miss talking about the photos when I post them but it’s been so hard trying to find the time to do so. I’ll try to do it when I can. I’m looking forward to when I get to work just 40 hours a week again, but yet I just want to get things paid off so I’m taking advantage to being able to work overtime so I can do so. I’m thinking that with getting things paid off faster it’ll allow me to be able to travel more as I’ll have more take home pay that I can actually use rather than paying towards loans. Plus all the money I’ll save on interest.

On a good note, I am down to about 20 or so photos from my winter shots and thenΒ some from the spring time. I do however have 100+ built up that I’ve taken throughout the summer. Since this is just a hobby, my photos don’t make it anywhere except to here and Flickr to show to others. I feel that they shouldn’t just hide on my hard drive but instead should be shared with the world. I never really anticipated having such a backlog of photos but have now came to the realization that if I do want to share all of my photos then I’m going to have to come up with a different approach of some sort. I don’t like having multiple photos in a single post for various reasons and I almost don’t like doing multiple posts in a day. I’m almost thinking that eventually the time will catch up with me where I don’t take enough photos to post every day, but not sure if or when that will happen. But I guess for now it’ll just be one photo a day as time permits until I decide on a different approach.


Rough Waters

9 thoughts on “Rough Waters

  1. An excellent shot Justin and it looks great in B&W! Water is such a pleasure to photograph indeed. I love taking shots of drops and spider webs as well. I do hope you will find more time to take more of your lovely photo’s and to share with us, as I do love seeing them.

    Just like you I have thousands of photo’s saved and I am not good at all with describing what I see and that is something I must work on. Sometimes I will post lots of photo’s and sometimes just one or two. It all depends on my mood. πŸ˜†

    I hope you find that approach. I am still searching for mine. πŸ˜€


    • Thanks Sonel! When I first started photographing, I just wanted to always take more photos so I’d try to go out almost every weekend. But at that time it was mostly learning a lot more. Now that I’ve gotten a bit better and only look for certain times to make it out as the things I’m learning requires specific lighting or weather conditions, I’m not taking so many photos. I’ve also came to accept that I will have plenty of time in the future to get more photos so I don’t try and get out as much anymore but instead spend a bit more time at home with the family doing other things. I am going out this Saturday morning for some sunrise photos and possibly make it by some falls and hopefully get some fall photos.

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      • I know exactly what you mean Justin. At some stage you need more challenging shots and yes, it’s important to spend time with the family indeed. I bet you have beautiful family shots as well. πŸ˜€

        I love sunrise. The best part of the morning. I bet they are going to be stunning as usual. Can’t wait to see them and the fall photo’s. πŸ˜€

        Have a lovely weekend. πŸ˜€


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