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Monday, 20 February 2012
Saturday, 11 February 2012
I returned yesterday to Fornant river for another visit to the place i've discovered on monday.
The wind was crazy. I spent there just an hour according to the files times on my CF card but it seemed an eternity. The goal was to make some long exposure images of this little waterfall with my Hoya ND 400 filter, once done i went back home quickly.
Some weeks ago i've started to build a portfolio on Whytake.net.
Whytake.net is a community website for nature photographers. It's nicely done with some very good features and it's a nice place to show your nature images (nature only).
It's not a place for competition where photographers run after comments and fav but it includes a kind of blog where you can post updates in your portfolio and other things about nature photography. You can also follow other photographers you like.
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Friday, 10 February 2012
One more image from the beginning of the week done a few hours before the one i posted a few days ago.
When i arrived at the river, i was hapilly surprised to find some deep and strong ice. After a few tests, i started to walk on the ice, exploring the river for some interesting point of views. When i arrived where i made this image, i was looking for the best place to setup my tripod when the ice broke under my left foot and my leg plunged in the flow to the knee, filling my boots with really cold water.
I hesitated between continuing my work during all the afternoon with a wet foot by a temperatured really under -10 celsius and going back home. I choose the first option. Although it was really uncomfortable, this day was probably a unique occasion to make images of the cold winter here. I could work around the river until dusk and when i came back home, my foot had no trouble.
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
First and fav image from my monday at the Fornant river.
Done in a place i've recently discovered and that i still need to explore more. That won't be an easy hike but i feel i'll found some nice spots just lower on the river. Will i be wise enough to let the banks dry a little ...
Friday, 3 February 2012
For a few days, we have a siberian weather here. Temperature is often below -10° celcius, strong wind and a little snow.
I went this morning to Fornant river because the canyon is naturally protected from the wind. I started with a few images of the river caught by the ice in a special places, the i went to Barbennaz waterfall and terminated by a walk along a part of the river i had left unexplored until today.
I made the image posted here in this last place, the long exposure in day light was possible thank's to my Hoya ND 400 filter.
Saturday, 17 December 2011
Friday, 16 December 2011
Last year we had some huge snow falls and big colds at the end of november but as i said in a recent post, this year we spend the end of autumn under a countinous rain.
Fortunately we had two days of nice weather during the last week end.
Nice weather but no stunning conditions for serious landscape photography. No leaves on the trees, deep mud in the fields and forests and no beautiful white snow on the surrounding mountains.
So i decided to take once more the way to Fornant river running in the forest under my home.
After all that rain the water was running strongly. I spent a short time walking the muddy path along the river just looking at the stream. From the top of a little rock i devined a kind of passage going through dead trees and drift woods to a little canyon i had never explored before. So i left the path and walked to the canyon entrance where i had to go in the water to make 2 or 3 images possibly interesting.
After that refreshing stop, i went back to the path and walked to its end : at Barbennaz waterfall.
I first went just near the waterfall but was imedaitely soaked by the water spray. So i moved back to the place you can see on the image where i spent about half an hour before darkness, trying different compositions and different shutter speeds.
The photo posted here was the last i did there. For people interested in technical details, exposure time was around 3 seconds and i used a 2 stops soft GND filter to protect the upper part of the waterfall from over exposure. I also did the same image image without any filter but i really prefer this one. Last try : i took five bracketed exposure for a future HDR processing but they are still waiting.
Saturday, 10 September 2011
Another one from this recent outing to Fornant river.
It was in the late evening and the long exposure (more than 1 minute) didn't need any filter.
Note : I've added yesterday 26 new images on my french website about the rural landscapes in Haute Savoie department.
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Another closeup of the water running between the stones of Fornant river in Haute Savoie.
Same rock that the one posted here but with a different composition.
Saturday, 3 September 2011
I don't know where it comes from but i always had a true love for these little underwoods streams. Having one now just near my home is a real pleasure. I always like to be there in the fresh, wet and colorful atmosphere.
This image is about one year old from my first explorations of Fornant river.
It was in the late afternoon, i wanted to go to Barbennaz waterfall but i finally decided to stay here, in this little canyon surrounded by the forest.
MY NEW PHOTO GALLERY ABOUT THE FOREST :
On thursday i started to setup one new photo gallery featuring the french forests.
Of course the work is not terminated and i still have a big set of images to upload but you can ever have a look.
You will find there some typical forest scenes but also some closeups and some more abstract photographs.
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Melting white water, golden stones and green moss in Fornant river with moving the camera during a few seconds exposure.
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Yesterday in the late afternoon, i went back to the Fornant river, just near Barbennaz waterfall.
I went there with the idea of making images of details with water running around the stones of the river bed and so did i.
I post just one here today but i've published 8 of them this morning on my french website. If you want to have a look, it starts here.
Monday, 21 March 2011
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Sunday, 6 February 2011
Afetr viewing and reviewing my files, i think this one will be one of the last of this serie perharps will i publish one or two more here but that's all. BTW, this one is also one of my fav.
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Another one in this serie on which i worked during the last month of 2010.
These ones are not real stalactites but were done along some tiny tree roots hanging in the river. I love how the first one looks like an elephant leg :)
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
An image from monday morning after another serie of ice closeups you'll see soon.
I think it was a very cold monday and not only because i was tired after spending 6 hours in the night driving on snowy roads. If you don't know how to keep your feet fresh, just spend a few hours making such images :)
Monday, 27 December 2010
Another image from the same serie that the one posted here but with different tones and composition.
I think the serie will be a little long. I've ever posted 15 of such images on my french website and as the weather is cold to death these days, i went back to the river this morning to make some new ones.