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RIVER LEDNOCK ABSTRACTS

These pictures are from a short stretch of water on the River Lednock near Comrie in Perthshire. Though I had walked by the side of the narrow, murmuring river on many occasions, this was the first time I had purposely set out to create images in this location. My aim was to capture abstract images featuring the eddy patterns created by the gently meandering river passing over and around the boulders in its path. The day was fairly overcast giving soft lighting and thus ideal conditions for photographing moving water. The trick in capturing interesting water patterns is to look closely at the flow around the boulders, shoot a variety of shutter speeds then select the most appealing captures and delete the rest. Here are my keepers from the set, heightened by the tones of autumn and the subtle lighting.

abstract | River Lednock | Perthshire

abstract | River Lednock | Perthshire

A panorama created from the merging of three separate horizontal frames.
0.6 sec @ f/16  ISO 1600  Nikon D800 with 45mm f/2.8 Tilt+Shift lens

 

abstract | River Lednock | Perthshire

abstract | River Lednock | Perthshire

2.5 sec @ f/16  ISO 200  Nikon D800 with 16-35mm f/4 lens @ 31mm

 

abstract | River Lednock | Perthshire

abstract | River Lednock | Perthshire

1.6 sec @ f/16  ISO 400  Nikon D800 with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens @ 98mm

 

abstract | River Lednock | Perthshire

abstract | River Lednock | Perthshire

An amazing blend of warm and cool tones
2 sec @ f/16  ISO 400  Nikon D800 with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens @ 120mm

 

abstract | River Lednock | Perthshire

abstract | River Lednock | Perthshire

Perhaps my favourite creation from this set of images
2.5 sec @ f/16  ISO 400  Nikon D800 with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens @ 102mm

 

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