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matthew
06-01-2008, 07:28 PM
Water, water, everywhere,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink.

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner


It's been a while since we've used a subject for an assignment, so for the next couple of weeks, let's look at Water.

Now, water is an easy subject to find, and there is no shortage of easy photographs to take. Remember, though, that we're not artless snapshooters. Take some time with this, consider what water means to you, and what aspect of its complex nature you'd like to feature in a photograph. There's enough material in this one subject to be a life-long project, so don't stop at just one image, either.

These assignments always welcome experimentation and sharing of our learning opportunities (="bad photos"), so please don't be shy if you have something to share.

ama
06-01-2008, 09:40 PM
This is from a swimming pool taken with the OM50 1.4.

Pontiac005
06-02-2008, 04:07 PM
Yosemite waterfall and a shot from the Merced River...

vonbonds
06-08-2008, 08:12 PM
Here are a few fish in the pond behind my house. I love these little guys as they bite all the time when fishing so the children stay interested. Without the Crappies in the pond it wouldn't be half as fun going back there.

Tom

GreKom
06-09-2008, 01:52 PM
Water...

The biggest ecosystem. And some need it badly to ensure that their species will survive.

First they need to mate. Preferrably near water

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Then they need to deploy egs into water, to ensure their babies will survive.

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And like ewerywhere there is allways someone spoiling the fun....

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refiningman
06-09-2008, 02:31 PM
An old favorite of mine, one of my very first shots with my E-1

http://www.refiningman.smugmug.com/gallery/3309553_CMwBE#184031724_oJNwp-L-LB

Peter

Tertulia
06-10-2008, 04:35 AM
Taken during a storm. Water everywhere. And now I can confirm that the E-3 with the ZD 14-54 is weather sealed. Not even a glitch after two hours walking and shooting in rain.
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Cristian Samoila
www.tertulia.ro/blog
E-3, E-500, ZD 14-54, ZD 40-150, ZD 70-300, ZD 35, ZD 14-45, FL36

Hudsonhites
06-10-2008, 06:02 AM
Taken last Sept. as a test shot while I was waiting for my daughter to enter the scene, she had other plans.

Victor

Jan
06-10-2008, 06:19 AM
Taken yesterday.
E3/50-200 SWD at 200mm RAW capture, exported from Aperture.

zbahu
06-10-2008, 11:01 AM
from last night, fly fishing in the River Itchen

Colin

http://zbahu.smugmug.com/photos/310694012_EhjuF-L.jpg

assafx
06-11-2008, 07:05 AM
Victor,
your shot is wonderful. i loved the grainy look that joins with the water drops.


Assaf

Hudsonhites
06-11-2008, 08:46 PM
Thanks for the compliment Assaf. It's one of my favorite photos from last year.
The E-1 & 50-200mm allowed me to stand in the spray and take the photo.

Thanks,

Victor

Ddaside88
06-13-2008, 07:06 AM
What water assignment would be complete without the ubiquitous water drop shot? I know everyone has done them, but it's kind of neat to try and capture my own. This was taken after severe thunderstorms last night in our yard.

Diana

Kenneth T. Lightcap
06-20-2008, 06:52 PM
Here is some water I Took with some trout in it too.That big one is probally 2' (two foot) long.

zbahu
06-22-2008, 01:52 PM
From today.

A rare summer gale was moving through middle England, down here on the south coast the winds were still very strong and at high tide the waves were breaking over the sea wall at Southsea.

http://zbahu.smugmug.com/photos/317734197_UvWPM-O.jpg


This next one I think nicely breaks the rule that the subject should be moving into the frame :-)

http://zbahu.smugmug.com/photos/317745354_T79HW-X2.jpg

aml
06-30-2008, 09:13 PM
I know it's cheesy, but if it's water we are looking for.....

swglera
07-20-2008, 11:20 PM
Cornfield pond 510/ Leica 14-50

cdyer
09-30-2008, 11:37 PM
Shell Beach in Northern California.

E-510, 70-300mm at 70mm, f22, 0.8s, ISO 100
Tripod used. Manual focus.

cdyer
10-01-2008, 08:38 AM
Doran Beach @ Bodega Bay, CA

Close-up shot -
E-510, 70-300mm at 300mm, f 5.6, 1/90s, ISO 100
Tripod used, manual focus

Nepherim
10-01-2008, 09:08 AM
Shot with e520, 70-300mm.

WulfysKingdom
10-03-2008, 08:08 AM
Taken with E510 + 14-42mm - Jenolan Caves, NSW, Australia)

Constant dripping of water through limestone slowly creating a magical underworld

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Jim Flinchbaugh
10-03-2008, 10:15 AM
Posted this in the critique forum the other day, fits this assignment, no?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/James64/Olympus%20E510/water.jpg

E510 40-150mm @150

Jim

de2000
10-03-2008, 02:25 PM
Shot this one on the Oceanside Pier.

http://radiantvisual.com/img/v4/p81713417-4.jpg

flipGTO
12-18-2009, 12:43 AM
First day with my e-510:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3566/3449896743_b93e78a713.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/flipgto/3449896743/sizes/l/)

Stetr24
12-18-2009, 11:43 AM
Just a few of my favorites :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2673/3876405571_9dbcf2769d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2558/3708990408_7b2d2e25d4.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2529/3708177891_7e78e80cfa.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2626/3708177815_4e430593a8.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3030/2992637903_b07abb54a9.jpg

DesertNate
12-19-2009, 05:49 PM
Bosque near Albuquerque, near dusk.

DesertNate
12-19-2009, 05:53 PM
Fountain in Old Town Albuquerque.

RobertH1950
12-21-2009, 07:33 AM
I am liking the variety here. This one's from Yellowstone.

barkly
12-23-2009, 03:18 AM
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/vh-grumpy/Landscapes/2009September12GugenbyRiver2.jpg

barkly
12-23-2009, 03:20 AM
Or this one

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/vh-grumpy/Wildlife/2009October18NosiyMinerBath3.jpg

aicaedu
03-09-2010, 05:35 AM
The photos is really awesome...Great job.
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gunnerx
10-29-2010, 06:40 AM
St. Thomas, US VI

http://photos.gunnerx.ca/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=12215&g2_serialNumber=2

Calais225
11-13-2010, 03:08 PM
Frozen water, Shad Bay, Nova Scotia.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_UC-YUWtXfVk/SZousmVWKkI/AAAAAAAAAXU/pmxvHK3zBkY/s400/P2012041.JPG

Alan Baxter
11-13-2010, 03:18 PM
A friend's niece at Bicentennial Park in Sydney. E3, 50-200mm at 70mm, 1/5000 sec, F3.0, ISO 100.

Regards,

Alan

cmgray
11-14-2010, 08:57 AM
Here are a couple of off-the-hip shots of my kitchen faucet. I love water drop pics. Kinda looks like mercury up close, or silver beads.

Hope everyone enjoys the shots.

John King
11-19-2010, 01:58 AM
Gidday Matthew

Some artistic water?

http://canopuscomputing.com.au/gallery2/d/7473-3/E-510_JAK_2009-_6064669_Ew.jpg

http://canopuscomputing.com.au/gallery2/d/7467-4/E-510_JAK_2009-_6064667_Ew.jpg

Water feature outside our main art gallery in Melbourne.

shrimp123
11-20-2010, 08:50 PM
can i post a non-4/3 photo?

Juano
11-22-2010, 09:44 AM
The wife crashing hard and flirting with concussion

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shorty
12-20-2010, 02:16 PM
This might be a little late but thought I would share it anyway. This was on of my first attempts at a slow shutter speed pic

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jkevin
12-26-2010, 06:35 AM
Hello still new to photography but here is a couple that i took this summer

widget
01-02-2011, 06:05 PM
It's not the best pic but I really liked the texture of the water in this one.
RAW was taken right before dark and had to be *heavily* lightened in LR ;)
Location: Fishing from a rickety longboat. NaiYang, Thailand.

philippsfrt
01-06-2011, 11:34 AM
A small stream near Gevelsberg, Germany.

http://th06.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/006/b/a/the_stream___autumn_by_philippsfrt-d2y7qu4.jpg

Jerrym
01-06-2011, 11:44 AM
I took this some time ago with a Kodak DX6490. The flooded creek gives the illusion of running over the base of the statue.