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Photo of the Day: Merced River

Posted 28 October, 2008 at 9:30am by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Photography)

Here's a couple photographs of the Merced River (taken near El Portal, California). I used these two shots to demonstrate to Tina the difference between a long exposure and a short one when moving elements (in this case water) is part of the scene. In addition, the long exposure shot also uses a circular polarizer, the effects of which can be scene on the rocks (reduces shininess from glare) and the relatively calm areas of water (water becomes transparent once the glare is removed with the polarizer).
Merced River
Tripod, 1/750 sec at f/4.8 on ISO 200, 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 lens
Merced River
Tripod, 1/8 sec at f/22 on ISO 200, 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 lens with circular polarizer

2 comments to Photo of the Day: Merced River

Anon, February 3rd, 2009 at 2:40 pm:

  • Been flipping through the site admiring your photos…good eye!

    I think the technical captions on these two are reversed…

Michael Chu, February 4th, 2009 at 12:36 am:

  • You're right. I fixed the captions. Thanks!