Water Pool

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Water Pool

This image has a bit of a story to it. On my way back home from Bremen, I stopped in Hude, a small village near the motorway A28.
It is known for its ruined abbey and a water mill. Standing at the bridge near the water mill I saw the small wooden bridge over the stream in the center and the church in the background. The foreground, a small water pool, was covered with not very attractive white foam. It looked unsavory. In fact it spoiled the whole composition. The only idea I had was to try a long exposure. I used my Lee Seven5 filter system with a Big Stopper (10 stops). The long exposure turned the ugly foam bubbles into white circles and lines floating on the pool. I quite like the effect. What do you think?

© RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography

November 2016

19 thoughts on “Water Pool

  1. hhhmmm… …macht mich irgendwie unruhig dieser Schaum. Irritiert auch irgendwie. Warum hast du den mit reingenommen? (also ich erspar mir jetzt den Kalauer: ‘weil er gerne ungewöhnliche Motive mit rein-hold..’) Vorhin im Reader dachte ich zuerst an Munchs ‘der Schrei’. Ich finde den Schaum ein bisschen zu dominant. Vielleicht etwas matter wäre gut. Die Linienführung auf die Ruine sind jedoch absolut Klasse. Leiten den Blick schön weiter.
    Liebe Grüße, Markus

    • Lieber Markus, du bist unruhig und irritiert. Mission completed. Nee, Scherz beiseite. Ich habe da etwas ausprobiert, was ich bei TH in YouTube gesehen habe. Wald, Wasserbecken und Schaum. Ich fand das Ergebnis krass und wollte einfach mal probieren, ob mir das auch gelingt. Das mit dem Schaum auf dem Wasser. Ansatzweise habe ich es geschafft. Ansonsten hast Du recht. Ungewöhnlich, dominant… Aber halt auch mal anders… LG. Reinhold

  2. This is absolut fabulous Reinhold. It almost looks like a spirit in agony in the water, a bit like ‘The Scream of Edvard Munch’ in a new set. I really like it!

    • Thanks Maureen. I think is was more about the long exposure than the composition. But I still like the result. Next time I hope to find a more attractive location to use this technique! Smiles. Reinhold

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