Ripples (Pic du Jour)

Malecon Gardens Fish Pond, Guayaquil

For her travel theme this week, Ailsa asked for ripples. So here are some ripples of water and light that I hope will conspire to make waves.

These were taken in the garden fish pond on the sprawling Malecon (boardwalk) along the Guayas River in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city. I was experimenting with a zoom-pan technique I previously tried here; both are handheld longer exposures shot at 1/6, f10, 100ASA.

And speaking of the fish pond, about a month ago I posted a 26-second video of the trash that self-absorbed morons fling into the water. If you missed it, it’s here.

Guayaquil 004

 

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  1. The Wanderlust Gene says

    Amazing capture, following the fish! 🙂

    1. BobR says

      Fun, if a little dizzying. 🙂

      1. The Wanderlust Gene says

        Haha 🙂

  2. Playamart - Zeebra Designs says

    I really like these images! they are very surreal!

  3. Incredible ripples.

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  6. Cindy says

    That first image is absolutely wonderful! Are you willing to share how you did it?

    1. BobR says

      Thanks, and of course. 🙂 It’s a long exposure (using a slowish shutter speed) requiring a zoom lens. While the shutter is open, simply move the zoom back and forth while trying to keep camera motion to an absolute minimum. Works best if you use a monopod or tripod.

      1. Cindy says

        Wow. I’ve never heard of that – now I’m going to have to find a place to try it. You really get a great effect that way and, even with a tripod, you must have great technique to get it to work so well! Thanks for explaining it.

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