BobBetts
BobBetts

Snowmelt Rapids



The power of Mother Nature is evident in the spring, when quiet streams become raging rivers.

The power of Mother Nature is evident in the spring, when quiet streams become raging rivers.
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11 Comments | Report
Structor PRO+
 
Structor July 31, 2014
Excellent capture !!
BobBetts
BobBetts February 15, 2015
Thank you.
pavololiolsavsky
 
pavololiolsavsky December 07, 2014
Power of water, brilliantly done
BobBetts
BobBetts February 15, 2015
Thank you.
Studio1720
 
Studio1720 April 07, 2015
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL !!! Thank you for sharing!
nicken PRO
 
nicken May 03, 2015
magic
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon May 21, 2015
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in Nature in HDR competition ... Great work
BobBetts
BobBetts June 18, 2015
Thank you very much
charlenecampbell-wood PRO+
 
charlenecampbell-wood May 26, 2015
Amazing!
martincraigjones PRO+
 
martincraigjones May 30, 2015
Amazing image. I enjoyed the contrast of the energy of the water and the quiet background.
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donaldmclermont January 08, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
donaldmclermont
 
donaldmclermont January 08, 2016
Love it Bob Don
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith January 08, 2016
Fantastic capture! Congratulations on winning People's Choice!
naturisk PRO
 
naturisk July 06, 2016
Almonte, right! Excellent shot.
BobBetts
BobBetts July 06, 2016
That would be correct. Thank you very much!!!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken from atop a stone wall at the edge of a parking lot in the center of town, in the town of Almonte, Ontario, Canada.
Time
This photo was taken on April 18, 2014, in the mid afternoon. I had recently purchased a Nikon D7000 and really hadn't had an opportunity to spend any serious time using it, so was quite excited at the opportunity to do so. It was a rather cool, cloudy, windy, spring day, kind of blah, really. I set up my tripod on top of a stone wall facing the normally quiet waterway. It was springtime, and we had recently had a bit of a warm spell, so there was a lot of runoff from melting snow and ice. The local authorities had posted a warning that localized flooding, due to runoff, was imminent, so I was hoping to capture the results of flooding, should it occur. It was quite loud as well.
Lighting
No other light other than the natural light from a cloudy day.
Equipment
This was shot with my Nikon D7000, a Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens, remote, and a Velbon tripod.
Inspiration
This photograph actually started out as an experiment. At the time, I wanted to capture an image of the fast flowing water with an extended exposure. Seeing that I, at the time, didn't have an ND filter. I decided to take a series of photos, via remote, of varying exposures and shutter speeds, hoping that, by combining a number of images, it would be possible to show texture of the fast flowing water. I wasn't certain it would be possible to achieve, but I'm definitely satisfied with the final result.
Editing
Yes, yes, and yes. Many times. As I said previously, it started as an experiment. I am a self taught photographer. As well, any post-processing skills I possess have been self taught, so believe me when I say that there was a lot of trial and error. Mostly error. I eventually used four RAW photographs of varying exposures, each shot at 1/3 seconds. Combined in SNS-HDR Pro, then converted to monochrome in Photoshop, cropped and processed. The entire process took many, many days to complete, and was definitely a learning experience.
In my camera bag
Along with my Nikon D7000, I carry two kit lens' I obtained when I purchased my Nikon D3200, which I still use occasionally. A Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR, and a Nikon 55-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR G ED. As well, I carry a Nikon 60mm Micro 2.8G ED, an older AF Nikkor 28-80 3.3-5.6G lens which is amazingly sharp at its sweet spot, a set of Kenko extension tubes, along with a few filters, cleaning pens, remotes, cloths, etc, etc.
Feedback
Patience, vision, and planning. Patience in obtaining the shot, or shots, a vision of the end result, and a plan to make that vision a reality.

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