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Donald J. Broguiere
 

angel hair


my name is don and I would like to know the definition of angel hair. I have been doing photograph for 2 years and I like to do this type of photos. can anyone help me? thank you, don


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3/20/2007 8:34:18 AM

 
W.   
Hi Don,

what is "this type of photos"? Please describe that "type".


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3/20/2007 8:37:46 AM

 
Donald J. Broguiere   i like to do lakes and streams. I just came back from bishop and did a few hundred photos.


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3/20/2007 9:10:20 AM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  Angel hair = skinny pasta?

I don't know of any other common use for the term.

Chris A. Vedros
www.cavphotos.com


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3/20/2007 9:38:03 AM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  Chris,
He says he likes to shoot lakes and streams, could he be talking about vailing water?
you and Kerry were a big help to me with that.
just a thought,
Debby


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3/20/2007 9:43:58 AM

 
W.   
Aha! So you "just came back from bishop and did a few hundred photos", did you?
Now, THAT explains a lot!

Did you manage to catch a few angels too? I hear they are very thin on the ground in bishop.
I hope you were very careful with 'm.


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3/20/2007 10:39:17 AM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  "He says he likes to shoot lakes and streams, could he be talking about vailing water?"

Don - could that be it? Are you referring to pictures where moving water in a stream or waterfall has a frothy appearance? I've never heard it called Angel Hair, but have heard it called veiled water. To do that, you need to use a tripod. Set your camera to a low ISO setting (or use slow film) and use a slow shutter speed. The best shutter speed to use will depend on the speed of the water in the scene, and the amount of veiling effect you want to have. Start around 1 second and experiment to see what works best. Adjust your aperture to maintain a proper exposure.

Chris A. Vedros
www.cavphotos.com


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3/20/2007 11:30:45 AM

 
Linda Buchanan   I have often heard of waterfalls shot at a slow speed called angel hair, they have that "wispy" appearance.


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3/20/2007 12:33:04 PM

 
W.   
Don likes to keep everybody guessing wildly.


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3/20/2007 12:51:13 PM

 
Nobu Nagase
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/31/2003
 
I would have thought Angel Hair would be opposite of veiling water. Angle hair is more or less spider web like threads (as in very thin pasta) with no uniform formation. If you capture ore freeze splashes of water streams or waterfalls, you will have angel hair effect.

...I must be just rumbling... I really don't know the definition of Angle Hair is relation to waterscape photography...

Many folks may no longer look up Wikipedia after the recent incident, I just looked it up for Angel Hair... I picked up a couple of defs here: ;)


"Capellini (literally "thin hair") is a very thin variety of Italian pasta. Like spaghetti, it is rod-shaped, in the form of long strands. It is slightly thinner than vermicelli and slightly thicker than angel hair pasta."

and,

"Angel hair is an alleged substance of unknown origin, said to be dispersed from UFOs as they fly overhead. It is so named for its similarity to fine hair, or spider's webs, and is comparable to ectoplasm and pixie dust. Reports of Angel hair say that it disintegrates within a short time of forming."


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3/20/2007 9:31:22 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Where the blurred water with the turbulence and bubbles fans out into the calmer and deeper water, you get the white blur fanning out into thread like blurry white against a darker color. Hence, the angel hair.


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3/20/2007 11:36:18 PM

 
Donald J. Broguiere   just put out a photo that I had taken while up in bishop, ca. tried working on it in photoshop, but was pressed for time. no, I did not get to do any fishing. forgot my fishing poles at home. photography was my main objective. I do not like to hold people in suspense. I truly like doing photos of streams and rivers. thank you to all the people out there who gave their definitions of angel hair. thank you, don. take a look at my gallery.


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3/21/2007 9:03:45 AM

 
W.   
Amazing how you still have managed to avoid to describe "this type of photos" in any shape or form, Don!
Apparently you think we are mindreaders.

Have fun!


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3/21/2007 11:30:55 AM

 
Donald J. Broguiere   i never said people were mind readers. I was just asking a question. I am new to photography. so take it easy w.s. when you see a blur on a stream or river, is this called angel hair?


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3/21/2007 12:49:55 PM

 
Donald J. Broguiere   i never said people were mind readers. I was just asking a question. I am new to photography. so take it easy w.s. when you see a blur on a stream or river, is this called angel hair?


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3/21/2007 12:50:40 PM

 
Linda Buchanan   Don, I would say yes, the blur you see on a stream, river, waterfall, any moving water shot with a slow shutter speed would be angel hair. Another term I have heard describing that effect is frosted glass or spun glass.

Ignore W.S.


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3/21/2007 1:42:34 PM

 
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