Sunday, November 16, 2014
The Lure of Black & White_5
OK, so this photograph is a cliche. Everyone who has ever owned a 4x5 view camera, has set it up on a tripod and photographed moving water with a long exposure. If you shoot a waterfall at 1/125th of a second, it looks like water should look. If you use a long exposure, like 30 seconds or 60 seconds, the water looks like mist or fog. It is a lovely effect and quite beautiful. Maybe there are good cliches, and bad cliches. This is Bash Bish Falls, in southwest Massachusetts. You can do a google search and see other photographs of the falls. I actually like my misty water version of the photograph. I also like that the falls on the right resembles a human figure in some ways.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 8:09 PM