Merced Dogwood Fireworks

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  1. JimFox

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    From a couple of months ago I guess now, this is in Yosemite and I was working the backlit dogwoods along the Merced. I found a spot where the river would splish and splash once in a while, so I was timing my shots to get some cool splashes. This kind of reminds me of the 4th of July Sparklers.

    All comments are welcome,

    Jim

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    This is neat looks likes like a porcupine swimming upstream
     
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    Ben is right!
     
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    Thanks Ben! I hadn’t looked at it that way.
     
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    Once I read Ben's description I couldn't unsee the porcupine. I do like the effect you captured.
     
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    I like this.
     
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    Glad you liked it Jim!
     
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    i had to laugh at the porcupine comment.

    wonderful image jim, i love how the branch overhangs the water and points the eye right to the explosion of water. i also love the long exposure effect, it's long enough to give some movement, but the water detail isn't completely blurred. you managed to pick the perfect shutter speed.
     
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    Thanks so much Pepper! It was nice to find a spot where all of those elements came together. I usually avoid going so long with the shutter speed that everything turns to milk. I would have to double check but the shutter speed was probably 1/5th to 1/10th of a sec.
     

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