Get pushed challenge - long exposure of water

"Take a shot of water in motion on longer exposures, to give it that milky look."

Bit of a challenge as there isn't really a nice source of flowing water nearby me, so I travelled out to one park that has a stream running right through it, but, being a calm day, the water was really still. Luckily for me, there was this one area where the water was moving but it was only moving because there was a ridge in the middle of the stream that forced the water over to the side. If you look into the background, can see the water is still again.

I had problems in some ways with the light. It was very bright today and this created lots of reflections of light and of the trees on the water - hence the greeny look to the water in pic1. I converted it to black and white to deal with that, but in doing so, I lost detail...

Anyway, it was quite fun to do this. I have a ND filter that I played around with abit on my last holiday but today I was able to use it with more thought as I didn't have any dogs around me to worry about.

Exif info - Canon 700D, 30sec [max shutter speed], f22 [highest f stop], iso 100, shot with my kit lens 18-55mm @ 33mm.
Thanks for the push Barb @beachdog !
posted July 5th, 2016  
A great effect!
posted July 5th, 2016  
Looks cool!
posted July 6th, 2016  
You did an awesome job! You got that silky smooth look down!
posted July 6th, 2016  
Well done...looks fabulous
posted July 6th, 2016  
I am always intrigued when people talk about shutter speeds etc. I will eventually get a camera & do a course.:) I like the contrasts & initially thought they were ultrasound photos. ( medical background in me:)
posted July 6th, 2016  
I like the greeny look in the first picture, and you did a great job on making the water look so smooth
posted July 6th, 2016  
These are great. I prefer the colour version. It is less grainy (on my laptop screen) and the detail pops out nicely. The water has that nice 'milky' look that your were aiming for. Well done. My long exposure water shots are awful - I need lots of practice. This is great.
posted July 6th, 2016  
@stephanies You have done well! It is always good to have a go at something that is not your usual forte.
posted July 9th, 2016  
Thanks Louise @roachling

Thank you Alta @altadc

Thank you kindly Chris @cjphoto
posted July 9th, 2016  
Thank you @leggzy

Lol, thanks Jen @365projectorgjenfurj I am just getting a handle on the terms and how to use them in practice, still loads more I have to learn.... I have a camera on my cell, but I need to learn how to use that! I can see why you thought it was an ultrasound pic, it's a poor black and white conversion... I didn't like the greeny look and I couldn't get it to look right in b&w either so I just threw a filter on it...
posted July 9th, 2016  
Thanks so much Billy @billygreen it was fun to play around with the camera in this way... I am not keen on that green look though, it looks unnatural and kind of reminds of slime or some toxic substance, lol... @billygreen
posted July 9th, 2016  
Thanks for your kind words Kas @wag864 the b&w was a poor edit, I threw a filter on it because I didn't like the green look in the colour version. I remember your long exposre pics Kas, they weren't awful at all.
posted July 9th, 2016  
Yes, that is very true Barb, thanks for stopping by @beachdog
posted July 9th, 2016  
Great long exposures. The color is well balanced and the B&W is almost like a foreign world.
posted July 10th, 2016  
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