Splash Trails

April 10, 2017 By: erik Category: Photography, Photos 69 views

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Splash ThumbnailYesterday my family and a friend of ours went out for a walk along a local river bank. It was as lovely and peaceful as you would expect such a nature walk to be. There was one section where you could go down next to the river, and, as usual, it was lined with smooth round stones, carved by the passage of a millennia of water molecules. While there, I discovered the perfect fusion of two passions that my almost-four-year-old son and I have: throwing rocks into rivers and interesting technical photographic techniques, respectively.

I have an app on my phone called Slow Shutter Cam, which lets you do a variety of photography tricks that you would normally need a serious DSLR to accomplish, one of which is called Light Trail, which is typically used for such things as recording cars on a highway as just streaks of headlights. But I discovered that water splashes also look pretty doggone cool.

Next time I will take a tripod to get crisper backgrounds, but what follows are the results of either me holding the phone by hand, or propping it up on some rocks. Pretty cool if you ask me.

Slow shutter tricks with river rock splashes

This is a normal photograph of where we were. Picturesque, don’t you think?

Okay, here come the liquid parabolas…

Slow shutter tricks with river rock splashes

Splash!

Slow shutter tricks with river rock splashes

Splash!

Slow shutter tricks with river rock splashes

Splash!

Slow shutter tricks with river rock splashes

Splash!

Slow shutter tricks with river rock splashes

Splash!

Slow shutter tricks with river rock splashes

Splash!

Slow shutter tricks with river rock splashes

Splash!

Slow shutter tricks with river rock splashes

Splash!

Slow shutter tricks with river rock splashes

Splash!

Slow shutter tricks with river rock splashes

Splash!

Slow shutter tricks with river rock splashes

Splash!

Pretty cool, huh? Did you get wet?