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Maybe this isn’t a TE shot, but I wanted to share this with you. For me, the fun part of being a member of the TE family is I get to have a look at so many different styles, which leads to experimenting with different techniques. It’s been a steep learning curve, sometimes success but most times ordinary results.
I’m an avid reader of boating magazines, I like boats. For years I’ve been looking at full page colour spreads of the latest floating palace or sports cruiser. Invariably they shoot these beautiful boats travelling at speed across inky black water with the boat perfectly exposed. I’ve tried for years, unsuccessfully, to work out how they get that fantastic stylised effect.
Well, now I know.
I was shooting some Australian bush shots this afternoon from a high vantage point over water, as I was wrapping up I saw this cruiser coming along the bay. The shot was taken at the long end of the zoom and there was no background only water. All I had to do was isolate the blue of the water and drop the light level to zero, can you believe it, years of trying to work it out, and as easy as that. If it wasn’t for TE and learning how to push the boundaries, I’d never have known how it was done.

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Additional Photos by Peter Wall (phwall) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 984 W: 187 N: 1770] (6787)
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