Wind Blown

f/18, 15 sec, at 17mm, 100 ISO, on a Canon EOS 60D

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Once again, this is the Ravine Lake in Cottage Grove from last Saturday. The intention was to show the cloud movement, but the added bonus was the movement from the lake grass in the foreground. The wind was most certainly cold, but apparently it was stiff, too, and  enough to keep the grass moving constantly during the 15 second exposure. This extra movement, in my humble opinion, makes the image just a bit colder than if they had remained still. Maybe it’s just me! Maybe it’s cold enough without it! :)

Hopefully, while you’re looking at this image, I’ll be on my way back home from Houston, TX. Mixed results in Houston. Got some decent pics, but also got a hold of some Chinese food that kept me in the hotel room for most of the day yesterday. In case you missed the Facebook, Google+ and Twitter posts last night, here’s a link to a 4 shot panorama of the Houston skyline taken from the Buffalo Bayou Park on Allen Parkway – love the car lights in this shot! Will share more next week! Wish I could bring the 60 degree weather home with me!

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8 Comments

  1. Mark Neal January 18, 2013 at 6:31 AM #

    Your image does have a nice cold feel to it. I like the composition and monochrome adds even more seasonal
    ambience. :-)

  2. Jimi Jones January 18, 2013 at 8:21 AM #

    What a great shot, Jim. Nicely composed, you captured the scene very nicely. And yes, it looks cold. :)

  3. Edith Levy January 18, 2013 at 8:54 AM #

    Man that does look cold. Terrific shot.

  4. Chris Nitz January 18, 2013 at 8:56 AM #

    I cannot wait until you post some warmer images from Texas! I see a dude sitting on a pail fishing here ;)

  5. Rich McPeek January 18, 2013 at 10:35 AM #

    Love long exposure shots! Well done my friend!

  6. Erin Duke January 18, 2013 at 5:42 PM #

    I agree with Chris, this looks like a great place to go fishin’! Definitely diggin’ on the contrast between the still pond and the movement in the grass and clouds. Great stuff! :)

  7. David Baker January 18, 2013 at 7:58 PM #

    Great image here Jim, and I agree that the movement of the grass lends itself to the chilly feel of the photograph. Nice work! I also love the pano image of the Houston skyline that you linked to. My father in law lives there. It certainly can be a photographer’s playground! Lots to see and shoot.

  8. Chris Maskell January 19, 2013 at 1:47 AM #

    First thing that hit me was the lines, the way the dark band of trees formed a line through the shot breaking giving separation between cloud and ice, then I saw the grass and logs, they echo the trees and lead the eye on a circular path.
    So much to see, love the composition, love the use of B&W, great shot Jim.

    ps Houston Pano was pretty cool too

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