This is the entry to “CEE’S COMPOSE YOURSELF PHOTO CHALLENGE: WEEK #7 Vertical Lines”.
I have been practicing shooting waterfalls with low aperture and long exposure time in order to capture those vertical streamlines.
Here are two of the photos captured last week (aperture: f14 – f16, shutter: 0.5 – 1 second, iso 100).
When I look at those photos after long exposure, the smoothness of waterfall reminds me of silk surface, so I would rather call those vertical streamlines as “silky lines”. While cropping the photo the vertical silky lines were the natural references to straight up the photos for composition adjustment.
I also recalled a few months ago I traveled to California with my friends, they captured some photos from my back while I was standing on the rocks and facing the ocean. My body figure became a straight line reference while I post – processed those photos. I always remember to place the people on 1/3 location instead of center.
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