Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Wild horse Creek, Idaho

Wild horse Creek, Idaho

I usually don't take my camera when we are ATV riding with a group as no one has the patience to stop every few minutes for me to take photos. This time, however, I did take my camera on a group ride near Mackay, Idaho. We stopped to eat lunch in a beautiful wooded area by Wild horse Creek. I gulped down my lunch, then spent my time taking photos.

For you non photographers out there, sometimes it's all about luck!  in order to get moving water to look soft and dreamy, you need to set your camera for a slow shutter speed which usually requires using a tripod to avoid camera shake so the still objects won't be blurry. I had no tripod, but I must have had very steady hands that day! Photographers often call this technique 'veiling' because when used on a waterfall, the result looks like a wedding veil.

For you photographers out there, here are my camera settings:  1/6 sec, f/18, 200 ISO.  This was shot at midday. I used a polarizer filter and waited for the sun to go behind a cloud. I also bracketed 3 shots to get the best exposure.



11 comments:

Ruth Hiebert said...

Yes,you must have steady hands.This is a beauty.

Bill said...

It isn't easy.... This is a wonderful shot. Who needs tripods!!!

Robin Lamb said...

Karen, beautiful shot!

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Absolutely wonderful!

Nancy J said...

No tripod? this is a winner. I have tried to hold my camera as close to my body, really tight, and hope there isn't a shake. The settings, thank you so much, they always are a bonus.

Mersad said...

You really did amazing without a tripod, I can't believe how good it looks. Wonderful photo Karen!

Margaret Adamson said...

Karen this is a brilliant shot and well done without a tripod

diane b said...

Great shot. Well done without a tripod especially with bracketing too.. Thanks for the settings.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Nice. Wish I was that steady

Carola Bartz said...

This is stunning!!! Your image makes the creek alive - I can almost hear the rushing of the water.

Kalantikan said...

Running waters totally enthrall me, and whenever there's one around i cannot help but shoot it tripod or no tripod, haha! I always wanted milky-milky waters and this one is so delightful for me.