Falls at Seoraksan

Falls at Seoraksan

Falls at Seoraksan – Republic of Korea

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Anything longer than a shutter speed of 1 second is considered long exposure photography. This capture on film was made way before there were digital cameras with metadata attached to the files and I did not take copious notes back in the day, but I can tell it’s a 4-5 sec. shutter speed. When there is water in motion such as this falls, the long exposure blurs it giving the water a silky smooth look. To achieve this effect, the camera must be mounted on a tripod. If not, everything in the frame will be blurred, not just the water.

Nikon N6006 SLR AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D, exposure: not recorded, M-up mode, film: Kodak Kodachrome 64 Professional color transparency film, Manfrotto 3221 with Manfrotto 3265 pistol grip ball head,  Nikon MC-20 remote cable,  Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software

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29 thoughts on “Falls at Seoraksan

  1. jackiejain: I’m glad you have found the “World According to O. Bisogno Scotti”. It is a non-xenophobic world where citizens of planet earth come together to share their thoughts on art and beauty and how it enriches our lives. Welcome!

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  2. Coreen Kuhn Photography: Thanks for visiting Blog-Bisogno.com, and liking my image “Falls at Seoraksan”. I hope you come often. This is where I share freely all my photographic techniques and equipment used for creating an image with anyone who wants to know.

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  3. Andrea Giang | Cooking with a Wallflower: I’m glad you liked my image “Falls at Seoraksan”. This is what makes it all worthwhile; sharing an image with someone and getting something back in return. It becomes a chain that continues to grow.

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  4. Veronika Pommer: Thanks for liking “Falls at Seoraksan” . I thought the exquisite beauty of this scene was worthy enough to balance myself precariously on the rocks, with camera tripod legs in the water to make the capture. I’m sure you’ve been there!

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  5. Rohit Rajeev Dubey. Thanks for liking my image. If memory serves me, I spent 3-4 days at Seoraksan National Park, Republic of Korea, two or three in a hotel room waiting for the rain to stop and the fog to lift. The rain had already destroyed my main camera (nikon N90) and was now relying on my back up Nikon N6006. The final day was spent on the mountain making one capture after another…probably more than any one photographer deserves. I am very grateful to Mother Nature for that.

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  6. AKOB: Thanks for liking “Falls at Seoraksan”. What intrigued me the most about this scene?…the oddity in bottom left of the (in camera) crop, a stick perfectly balanced on a rock with one end in the water, the other in the air. Although the water is moving, the stick steadfastly clings to the rock as if time is standing still…and now the event is captured, initially on film, then digitized, for eternity.

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  7. seeingspotsphoto: Thanks for liking my image “Falls at Seoraksan”. It’s good to hear you have a working knowledge of the wet darkroom. Studying what came before gives a photographer insight into working in the dry darkroom…better known as Photoshop. It’s like the musician who goes back and studies roots music. It changes his playing. You can hear it in his performance. It’s more solid.

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  8. inte fan gör det det: Thanks for seeing “Falls at Seoraksan”. Although it was an overcast day (good for exposing the waterfalls), there was enough blue sky breaking through the clouds to reflect in the pools of water. Perfetto!

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  9. Nature’s Child: I’ll let you in on a secret: My images are true to nature with little or no Photoshop chicanery, but there is always one intrusion into reality. Before I make the capture, I go in and remove all the refuse left by man. So the image you see before you today was most likely cleaned up by the photographer…devoid of all plastic tea cups and beer bottle caps.

    Thanks for liking “Falls at Seoraksan”.

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    • I have been trying to capture running water, but my shots do not turn out as “moving” as yours do… i will have to practice using longer exposure times! Thanks for providing valuable technical information with your images.
      I often try to take a shot by changing my angle so as to keep the unwanted items out if the shot… not an easy task… so I also at times must remove people’s discarded items.
      Sad that some do not have respect for Mother Nature as you do!

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      • I love to share any knowledge I have. The sharing of knowledge and beauty was the premise for starting Blog-Bisogno.com.

        Since long exposure on moving water is such a common practice, what will make it your own is your preference for how much blur you like. Some photographers would use a shutter speed of 3 sec. for this scene. Others would use 30 sec., or anything in between. It’s whatever turns you on. Long exposures are easy to achieve in low light conditions, but In brighter scenes you will need a neutral density filter over the lens to get a slow enough shutter speed.

        I am happy to do my part in keeping our National Parks clean. I would do it even if I didn’t have a camera. It is true that some abuse the environment by not using leave-no-trace hiking and camping techniques, but the NP system is also a place for the whole family to enjoy, and for children to learn about nature. Children sometimes misplace or acidentally leave things behind…hopefully not beer bottle caps!

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  10. Just A Simple Guy: Thanks for liking my image “Falls at Seoraksan”, a capture on Kodachrome 64. I always loved the color palette of that transparency film. It’s discontinuance by Kodak, was a major factor in my transition to digital.

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  11. spark623: Annyeonghaseyo. Thanks for liking my landscape “Falls at Seoraksan”. I’m glad you found Blog-Bisogno.. This is were I rant on art and photography, and the philosophy behind it. Enjoy!

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  12. spark623: Thanks for following Blog-Bisogno.com!

    Since you are preparing for a trip to your homeland, you can do a search on this blog for Korea and Korean. There are many photographs from my six week circumnavigation of the South Korean peninsula in an old Hyundai.

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  13. plattomi24: Thanks for liking my image “Falls at Seoraksan”. I ‘m glad I had the opportunity to make this capture in S. Korea with time enough to still make it to your 16th birthday party and sing for you.

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