Stones and Reflections

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III__TS-E90mm f/2.8__2.0 sec at f / 13__ISO 100

I made this image yesterday on my patio.  The water reflects my ochre-colored wall.  I have been watching the light for when the stones and water were in shadow but the wall remained lit.  I was trying to find a good composition with a single frame but it wasn’t working.  So, used the shift function of my Tilt Shift lens as well as the forward tilt for increased depth of field.  I made one exposure with the shift all the way to the left, and then “shifted” the lens all the way to the right while making sure I had enough overlap for PhotoMerge in PS4 to create the pano.  I selected the best two images in Lightroom, then used LR’s Photo menu to “send” the two files to PS4 for merging.

BTW, I used my Canon TS-E90mm f/2.8 for this image, combined with my Canon 2X Extender to create a 180mm TS lens!

Enjoy,  Bill

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18 Responses to “Stones and Reflections”

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  5. Thanks for your comments!


  6. i own several Canon L Lenses and they have the best quality. even better than Nikon.~,:

  7. mizzy says:

    you make me wanna look in my yard more 🙂

  8. John Paul says:

    Yup, it gets Bill at least my business. I’ve probably bought two or three things I wouldn’t otherwise have bought because of the blog, as well as showing up to the Art Trail open house. Probably the biggest advantage is that it gets me to come back on a regular basis, because I expect to see and read something new. It is much less common that I say, “Ah, why don’t I take another look at those nice pictures in Bill’s portfolios.” (Although I DO say that to myself every now and then.)

  9. Thanks for your comments, David. Yes, I think that my efforts help – to share my creative process, to mention my classes, ebooks, and private workshops.

  10. David Neff says:

    William, I just posted to the same CA blogging thing, following the leads. Nice blog, it has a purpose and a function… mine has a purpose but not as much function so I can see where yours has value. I see as well that you are getting comments which means you are getting traffic, something harder to build than a blog. Do you feel you are getting measurable results for your blogging efforts… monetarily that is?


    David Neff

  11. Thank you for the feedback!

  12. Hello William.

    This is a fantastic photograph.
    Very nice glow and the sparkling, wet rocks just makes everything come together.

    Best Wishes
    Seung Kye

  13. This is absolutely beautiful!!!

  14. Beautiful warm colour tones and great composition. The image has overall feel of elegancy made by warm colours and smooth surface of stones and water. It has peaceful atmosphere.

  15. Ed Vatza says:

    There is beauty and elegance in so many things all around us every day. I think you have captured the beauty of these stones breaking the water’s surface elegantly!

  16. Китай says:

    Наконец-то хороший пост в вашем блоге. Сорри 🙂

  17. Thanks Brenda. The 180mm TS is especially great for fields of flowers!

    Take care…

  18. Brenda Tharp says:

    Sweet, Bill. I really love the color palette in this image, and the hint of what we see beneath the surface. I love using my Tilt shift for things like this!