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Little Maumelle River

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Exposure: 25 seconds
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Focal length: 40mm
Circular polarizer


Cypress Trees in the Little Maumelle River – on the Kingfisher Trail at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. We’ve had several inches of rain this week and the river was way up out of its banks, which meant that all the limbs and debris that were washed in from all the heavy spring rains would be submerged and would make getting a decent distraction-free shot more of a possibility. It of course means that once the water recedes there will be new debris in its place.

It’s a vicious cycle.

edit: no ND filters were harmed (or used) in the making of this photo.

2nd edit: as far as I know, flood damage around here has been minimal - nothing compared to what's going on in Georgia right now.

garreyf, David.Keith, l.gallier, and 92 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. shottwokill 68 months ago | reply

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  2. POUS58 68 months ago | reply

    Fantastica atmosfera. Congratulations !!!

  3. Rex Lisman Photography 68 months ago | reply

    More and more I find myself drawn to long exposure images. I like the play between the rough texture of the tree's bark with the soft flow of the water.

  4. artistgal 68 months ago | reply

    beautiful scene! well done!

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  5. Photography L.A.B. 68 months ago | reply

    Very cool and spooky shot

  6. D-AmCam 68 months ago | reply

    Very moody B&W.

  7. Crooked Hill [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

    Really cool shot, Clay! Love your ss, and the comp is excellent.

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  8. blueeyeddebby 68 months ago | reply

    I dream of taking photography like this....S-u-p-e-r-b

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  10. FireGuy4 [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

    Eerie, but beautiful!
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  11. Margiebean 68 months ago | reply

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  12. JamesBurdenPhotography 67 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous shot. 25 seconds without ND filter? How did you manage that? Superb technique to achieve this.

  13. McCoy352 67 months ago | reply

    Not sure why or how I missed this post. Love the black and white on this comp :)

    The long exposure gives the water such a dreamy feel!

  14. J.J. Taylor 57 months ago | reply

    Beautifully surreal.

  15. Michel L M 55 months ago | reply

    Excellent photo!

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  17. nini adamia 45 months ago | reply

    what a beautiful photo for my 10th birthday!

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