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North Pointe Creek_05 | by MDunckley
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North Pointe Creek_05

I had a great photo session yesterday at one of my favorite nearby photo spots. There is something fantastic about being so close to your house yet feeling like you're off the beaten path. Even though the weather was HOT and I was sweating all over the camera it was a relaxing session just walking alongside the creek and hopping from rock to rock finding new shots to take.


My main aim yesterday was to shoot more long exposure shots of water and rocks. When I got there the weather was just right, bright but cloudy enough to let me get the long shutter times I wanted with just a circular polarizer attached. I also noticed after a few shots that a lot of the rocks had leaves washed up onto them which reminded me of one of my first long exposure shots at this location. So I decided to follow that idea and look for shots where leaves were on perched on rocks with the waters swirling around them. In this particular shot you can see the skeletal remains of a leaf on the rock in the middle. After taking this shot in B&W I knew that I was shooting in B&W for the rest of the day, I just loved the tones I was getting in the rocks and water.


Now when I got home I did the usual shower and food routine with the aim to just relax for the rest of the night but around 10:30 I got the urge to play around with the images I had taken. I got into the flow and ended up editing just 4 shots until 2:00AM. But I was seriously enjoying getting the Levels & Curves just right by editing the different sections of the images independently.


I don't usually take as long to edit as I did last night but I was really lost in what I was doing and time just melted away, plus having Marconi Union's "Different Colours" & Sync 24's "Comfortable Void" spinning back to back in my headphones didn't help with me watching the clock. Seriously amazing albums to edit photos to.


Nikon D7000_Nikon 35mm f/1.8G_ISO100_f/20.0_5secs_Circular Polarizer_In-Camera B&W (High Contrast w/yellow filter)


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Taken on July 10, 2012