Stills V3

April 26, 2011

Spring In Motion

Filed under: Chris — cgcooke @ 23:02



  1. Well done Chris! My first though was of a swan and then of a dancer in motion (multiple exposure style), so perhaps Swan Lake. Very nice.

    Technically, could it benefit from losing a tiny bit of green from the colour balance and (with even less certainty) be very slightly warmer? I’m not sure – just thoughts.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — April 29, 2011 @ 06:40

    • Thank you Mike, I was going to say “I’ll give that a go, but John’s just talked me out of it”

      Comment by cgcooke — May 3, 2011 @ 22:29

  2. We go to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the NHM. They have a category called ‘Creative Visions of Nature’ and I think this would be a good fit in that category. It is only the second year the category has run.

    if it were mine I would do as Mike suggests on the white but it is your choice.

    Did I say I like it?

    Comment by Rex — April 29, 2011 @ 18:05

    • No you didn’t Rex, but thank you anyway :)

      Comment by cgcooke — May 3, 2011 @ 22:32

  3. Looks fine on my monitor for colour. I can see the green that Mike mentions but it seems totally right. Nor would I want it warmer!!

    This is the sort of photo that I could never get right and just settle for admiring when it comes along. Very clever and looks great.

    Comment by zavaell — April 30, 2011 @ 06:52

    • Thank you John, but somehow I never thought this would draw such comments from you.

      Comment by cgcooke — May 3, 2011 @ 22:31

  4. What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things… it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface.

    When you see a fish you don’t think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water… If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit.

    Constantin Brancusi

    Comment by Rex — April 30, 2011 @ 16:01

    • Yes, interesting comment Rex, thanks for sharing.

      Comment by cgcooke — May 3, 2011 @ 22:34

  5. Like the others I too like this picture, how could one not? In this case, I do not mind much about the technical side of things even if it would improve the picture. Sometimes we may need to take two steps back and enjoy what serendipity throws at us.

    (@Rex: that’s a very interesting quote by Brancusi, thanks for sharing it.)

    Comment by Cem — May 1, 2011 @ 11:44

    • Thanks for taking the trouble to comment Cem.

      Comment by cgcooke — May 3, 2011 @ 22:35

  6. Brancusi on fish: when I think of fish I think of over-fishing but it probably wasn’t a problem in his day!

    Comment by zavaell — May 4, 2011 @ 06:32

  7. makes me think Freeman Patterson, I have many of his books (where I got the method for the Wiltering gerberas picture).

    This looks like a slight zoom and camera twist long exposure. I enjoy what you have done here.

    Comment by rhoehne — May 8, 2011 @ 09:46

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