The Herring Run, Revisited, Slow Motion

Today was my last day of the One Night Stand challenge that Jerry Plume (@orangecrush) started. Today's assignment was slow shutter speed, something I have no experience in at all (and still need alot of practice with). This was the most challenging photo of all for me this week and I thought it would be a grand fail. Instead, I learned alot.

And that has been a constant theme this week. I have used a remote and a tripod for the first time, and I've also started tinkering with the manual tools on the camera. I have gone out of my comfort zone and been inspired so much.

Thank you, Jerry!

http://365project.org/discuss/general/12282/one-night-stand-challenge
Beautiful shot
posted May 4th, 2012  
Beautiful - love the rocks and greenery and that slow mo water.
posted May 4th, 2012  
you captured what I was hoping to tonight. But for some reason the waterfall that feeds into the koi pond at the park only has a slight trickle, and its only been that way the last 2 days. Be proud of your capture - its beautiful!
posted May 4th, 2012  
Very nice capture. Now what you need to do is expand on the themes. Don't fall back into that rut. Experiment with light. Experiment with settings. Experiment.
posted May 4th, 2012  
Love this LH! I am so stressed out about Alice--I can't even post a photo tonight! :-(
posted May 4th, 2012  
Very lovely. I've given Jerry an IOU on this topic. I want to do something but haven't come up with the right idea yet. Well done on doing new things. I smiled when I read that this was the most challenging for the week, thinking you'd also said that about your own picture.
posted May 4th, 2012  
I cant belive you said this wasn't good enough for the challenge page! This is fantastic, Laurie! And the amazing part is its your first attempt! I love it! Fav! I'm so glad you had fun with this challenge! I got so much more out of it than I imagined! Thank you so much for experiencing it with me!
posted May 4th, 2012  
Beautiful shot and love this scene!
posted May 4th, 2012  
What a fantastic shot...
posted May 4th, 2012  
This came out great! Good for you for stepping outside your comfort zone and trying new things! I told you it wouldn't always be easy but that you'd learn some neat things. :)
posted May 4th, 2012  
What a gorgeous shot of the run, and I love the slow settings and the results.
posted May 4th, 2012  
Nice work to slw shutter down and capture water movement
posted May 4th, 2012  
This is just beautiful, Laurie - you've really posted great photos in this challenge - such dedication, and it's certainly paid off! Your herring run is beautiful - nothing at all like our concrete one. Is this in Brewster?
posted May 4th, 2012  
Fantastic shot! I love how so many folks did the challenge and stretched their comfort zones - lovely setting, too.
posted May 4th, 2012  
@webfoot Good advice. I feel a bit bereft today with no assignment! But I do plan to keep experimenting.
posted May 4th, 2012  
@sheliwithani I should have clarified that. The selfie was the hardest photo to actually post because I'm kind of shy and really don't like photos of myself. This one was the hardest to take. I was literally kneeling in gull poop, with a tripod balanced on some filters to tilt it and instructions spread out next to me. It took me a while to figure out what numbers were slower so I just kept adjusting and shooting. The funny thing is my very first photo was the best. The rest of them were mostly blown out with light.
posted May 4th, 2012  
@sparkleplenty1 Yes, this is in Brewster, Joyce. There are some concrete ladders, but it's a very beautiful setting.
posted May 4th, 2012  
I'd say you learned that amazingly well! Good job!
posted May 4th, 2012  
hope you enjoyed your challenge! this is so nice Laurie. I really would like to try this sometime. we just don't have much moving water here. our little creek is pretty still. someday i will find a place to try this:)
posted May 4th, 2012  
Really beautiful. Can't add anything to what everyone else said.
posted May 4th, 2012  
Such a great place to sit for a bit
posted May 4th, 2012  
Awesome shot. It looks very professional.
posted May 4th, 2012  
Beautiful shot. I agree looks very professional.
posted May 5th, 2012  
this is really lovely! so well done!
posted May 5th, 2012  
Wonderful photo, Laurie! I also need to try slow motion, water captures (beyond my sink pics!) :)
posted May 5th, 2012  
wow, this is very pretty! i like the silky water. as for it looking professional - you are a professional. well done.
posted May 5th, 2012  
gorgeous
posted May 5th, 2012  
great shot Laurie - I really should start these challenges to push me a bit! go girl!
posted May 10th, 2012  
Well done Laurie!
posted May 17th, 2012  
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