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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

WATER; PART TWO. (22/10/14)

The pictures that follow are all Watendlath Beck and Lodore Falls were it not for the light rain I could have spent all day here.

I think the pictures are a bit cluttered and messy but here goes._MG_0711  Watendlath Beck from the bridge at the back of the hotel.

_MG_0715   Lodore Falls. The following are all 2s exposures.

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_MG_0717       That’s all for today.

No it isn’t; I did another cinemagraph, I nearly forgot it, perhaps it would have been better if I had.

lodfalls       That’s all for today.

 

26 comments:

  1. Really like the Autumnal colours of images 2,3 and 4. Glad you included the cinemagraph, you're too harsh on your images/projects they're magnificent

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    1. Thanks Douglas, I ought to sit on them for a day but like to get them posted before I change my mind.

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  2. And so never ending, but always descending,
    Sounds and motions for ever and ever are blending,
    All at once and all o’er, with a mighty uproar;
    And this way the water comes down at Lodore.

    From "The Cataract of Lodore" by Robert Southey

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    1. YP, I was looking for this poem, I'm sure it used to be written on a piece of slate round there somewhere but I couldn't find it. I expect the gorge was better managed and not so overgrown in Victorian times. It's difficult to appreciate the waterfall when its' smothered in trees.

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  3. Love the autumn colours but I also love the motion in the last shot

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    1. Margaret, I timed it right this year. Cinemagraphs are fun and not too difficult to make. There are lots of tutorials but the hard bit is avoiding the skip. It is just a two second or so bit of video with one frame selected and a hole cut in it. Then the video runs behind the still frame.

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  4. I love the cinemagraphs, they come together really nice Adrian.

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  5. Water courses like this give the photographer all kinds of opportunities. You took advantage of it and showed some variation of the falls..

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  6. Loved all your photos today. Why is water so special (apart from the obvious)? We visit it, sit by it, swim in it, paddle in it, listen to it. And if there's water - sea, lake, stream, whatever - we always sit facing it.

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    1. Frances, I guess it is because it is the opposite to fire. l love logs burning on a camp fire or in a house.

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  7. Very nice collection Adrian. Bet they've not been short of water lately.

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    1. Adam not these last few days. I have been waiting ten days for these and am underwhelmed.

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  8. Lovely photographs Adrian. The 4th one reminds of the setting for the hoax Cottingley Fairies pictures. I can almost see them hiding under the rocky overhang. Yes, I do have a vivid imagination !

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    1. Cath, there is nothing wrong with a vivid imagination. These images demand one.

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  9. This winter I must look out my old photos from 50 odd years ago. There should be plenty of Lodore Falls amongst them. It would be good to compare then and now. Of course there may be no difference. In many places things were more wild then than they are now. the cinemagraphs are very impressive. Imagine having one on the wall!

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    1. Graham, looking at old Victorian photographs of the 'Sights' they seem to have cleared the vegetation to give good views. The Duke of Devonshire has done a superb job at Bolton Abbey and Chatsworth. He has transformed and enhanced the vistas.

      It would drive me mad having one on the wall. You would need a photoframe that accepts GIF files.

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  10. Ah Adrian!! Thanks for these lovely desktop back grounds and mobile wallpapers :)))

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    1. Ruby you are more than welcome to them.

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  11. I simply love the last one. Send me an email on how to do it.

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    1. Maria, instructions sent, let me know how you get on and lets see the result.

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  12. I really like the way a cinemagraph brings a photo to life. I think they work best when there is only a small section with movement - like yours.

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    1. John, yes I do. I'm working on a different method. I'll take a high quality still, these are just one frame from the video, cut a hole in it and run the video behind it, I think that would improve them. I can't think of a way of stopping the skip at the end of the frame when using water. It's easy for flags as I just copy and reverse the frames and delete the first and last copied frame and paste them into the timeline it is then seamless.

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