Friday, August 9, 2013

August Personal Photo Challenge - Water

Our challenge topic for this month from Donna at Cottage Days and Journeys is water, so from my files I'm sharing a couple of my favourite  photos.
 ISO 100 f/10
The reflecting pool at the Parkwood estate 
ISO 100 f/5.6
A pond reflection taken in autumn
ISO 200 f/11
More recently, our pond waterfall and
ISO 400 f/11
a point at our local park on Lake Simcoe
Thanks to Donna's encouragement, I'm using the AV shooting mode on my Canon 40D.  
Thank you Donna for hosting and you can find the other participants with their Personal Photo Challenge here.

28 comments:

  1. I love your water photos especially the waterfall one that is yours, so refreshing, love the photography, I'm still practicing most every day, come on over my my jungle, I think your gonna love it...

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  2. Lovely photos. I have a Canon EOS 40D, but I'm guilty of using the auto modes a lot.

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  3. Beautiful photos Judith. I really like the autumn scene. I guess that will be coming before too long. How has your weather been there? I hear NB has been very wet and here in Alberta just not the best with cool cloudy days. I hope the nice weather hits when we come home next week. Enjoy the weekend. Pam

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  4. All your photos are lovely, but I'm drawn to the wide expanse of water - something I don't see where I live. You did a good job of capturing the changing depth/color of the water.

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  5. I like the waterfall photo the best. I can just hear the water trickling down and splashing every so slight. Very pretty. Hugs. Tammy

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  6. Your pond waterfall is lovely. That last photo is so peaceful, you caught a perfect photo there.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  7. Reflections, fire on the water, bubbles, and beautiful composition. They are all wonderful. Gosh. They look like note cards, don't they? ☺

    I also tried a garden waterfall just last week and did not have the success that you did. It was dark with splashes of light that day and the lilypads came out white and everything else was black. Too many contrasts for me to handle.

    Beautiful job, Judith! I think you're going to be very pleased following Donna's excellent advice.

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  8. I love water and these are all so different from each other. Lovely!

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  9. Very nice photo's! Love each one. :)

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  10. What a terrific assortment! I especially like that first one, with the perspective lines of the pool and the gorgeous teal color of the water drawing me into the scene. And the second one is like a water color painting, with the variations of color and saturated reflections in the water. Well done!

    I'm so glad that you are trying to use the aperture mode of shooting and it's working well for you! I use it for over 95% of my shooting. You will quickly discover that the it will be easier to change your depth of field based on you the zoom settings for the scene. For example, you automatically get more depth of field with a wide-angle setting, so you can adjust your aperture to a lower number to allow a lower ISO and higher speed, and you can still have things in focus. LOL, I hope I didn't lose you on this tip!

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  11. Water photos are so calming. Nice selection of photos for this challenge ... which I missed again as I'm just getting back onto the computer after company for 2 weeks.

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  12. These are all very pretty. I like the first one the best. Reminds me of the botanical gardens in Atlanta (name escapes me now). Great job!

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  13. I love the autumn shot. There's nothing like autumn in Ontario - one of the things I do miss living out here on the coast.

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  14. It looks like you are learning a lot. Love the third and fourth ones the best --you can really get a sense of being right there. I can hear the stream!

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  15. I can almost hear the trickle of water from that waterfall. Beautiful photos!

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  16. Lovely photos Judith! I love the autumn shot, and that reflecting pool is beautiful! Wow!

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  17. Just lovely. The AV mode, huh? Will have to check that out.

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  18. Love all your water photos, but the first one is special..
    Thanks so much for visiting my beach photos!

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  19. Lovely, your pond is gorgeous, mine is not doing well this year, I'll be working on it.

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  20. Gorgeous photos, Judith! I especially like your waterfall (I'm in love with your beautiful pond), and the autumn shot. Great job! You are a very knowledgable photographer.
    Hugs, Beth

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  21. Lovely photos.
    Have a nice day! RW & SK

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  22. They are All simply gorgeous and I especially like the second one! Beautiful!
    hughugs

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  23. Love your waterfeature at your home. I miss my Koi pond but love my photos I have to remind me. Nice to visit with you.

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  24. Love your photos...and I need to challenge myself more.

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  25. Gorgeous photos, Judith. The one of the reflection in autumn looks like a watercolor painting the way the colors blend into each other. Really great job - maybe I'll try the Aperture setting on my camera next!

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  26. Love how the 'reflecting pool' is doing just that, reflections of the trees (cedar?) are lovely.

    Judith, all lovely water pics - you caught the feeling so well in each shot - and congrats. on using your camera settings. I'm still stuck on P when using the DSLR! Boring I know - but time is my enemy!

    Mary

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  27. Hi! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos and beautifully written pieces; look forward to relaxing, reading, enjoying; have shared with my friends! thanks again :) from a new reader in Victoria BC

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